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Picture of a beach and the Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes, seen from the Mediterranean Sea View of the Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes from the Mediterranean Sea

Cannes is one of the most beautiful cities in the French Riviera. The city is famous throughout the world for its international film festival, which takes part in spring. However, there are many more things to see and do in the Mediterranean city year-round.  Whether you choose to visit off-season to beat the crowds or want to visit during the height of the summer season, there are some attractions you simply cannot miss.

To give you an idea of all the attractions the city has to offer, here is our guide to spending 48 hours in Cannes! Read the entire story here…»

 

If you’re looking for an excuse to treat yourself to a trip to Cannes, France in a few weeks, we can actually give you not one but two: The Cannes Film Festival, May 16-27, and the Cannes International Festival of Creativity, also known as the Cannes Lions, June 13-27.

Cannes harbor at night Cannes harbor at night

By far one of the most famous festivals in the world, The prestigious Cannes Film Festival will delight the cinema lovers one more time in May with its wide range of events such as the official competition, Un certain regard, out of competition selection, special screenings, short films, documentaries, classics, tributes, and films directed by the students of the cinéfondation. Read the entire story here…»

 

Promenade des Anglais Promenade des Anglais

Even if running 26.2 miles is definitely not your idea of fun, shouting your unwavering support from the sidelines to the thousands of people who are inexplicably putting themselves through this punishment can be very rewarding.

And it is even more rewarding if you do it on the French Riviera, somewhere between Nice and Cannes on November 20, during the 4th edition of the “Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes”. Starting on the famous Promenade des Anglais and ending on the no less famous Croisette, the marathon course offers stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea on 92% of its stretch. So the only problem you will have is to find the perfect spot from where you will be able to whole-heartedly encourage the endless parade of brave or poor souls (depending on how you look at it) running by.

The Promenade des Anglais is of course one of Nice’s main attractions, but the city has much more going for it. Although it is the largest city on the French Riviera, its Old Town has managed to nurture an irresistible small town charm in its narrow but colorful streets, all lined up with traditional restaurants, bars and shops of all sorts. Do not miss the Flower Market on Cours Saleya, where you’ll be able to buy not only flowers, but also an incredible range of local produce. Read the entire story here…»

 

Photo at the Cannes Film Festival in the South of France Photo at the Cannes Film Festival in the South of France

Spring on the French Riviera, after the winter’s lull and before the summer’s hordes, is a concept extremely hard to resist. Add to that one of the most influential cultural events in the world and you have an all-around winning combination. Although it was inaugurated in the fall of 1946, the Cannes Film Festival quickly moved to the month of May in order not to compete with the equally prestigious Venice Film Festival, and it turned out to be a good move. Its first chaotic years notwithstanding, the ever-expanding phenomenon rapidly became a must in the international cinema industry with a wide range of films coming from many different countries, famous and less famous actors and directors walking the mythical red carpet, as well as streets and beaches overflowing with locals and visitors trying to catch a glimpse of a celebrity or hoping to be discovered by this ever-elusive prospecting producer. Read the entire story here…»

 

Photo of Cannes, French Rivera Photo of Cannes, French Rivera

World-famous for its prestigious film festival in May, Cannes does not rest on its laurels the rest of the year and keeps all kinds of events going in its beautiful setting. If you nursed sky-high celebrity chef or rock star dreams growing up, but then had to get a real life like the rest of us, there is still an opportunity for you to rub elbows with those who made it big, sometimes even very big, in those fascinating fields – and to mingle with other industry players as well – in January 2011 when the Cooking Festival (January 15-16) for the food lovers and the MIDEM (January 22-26) for the music lovers take place in Cannes.

If you want a chance to do some actual business with any of the professionals in attendance, you will need to fork out some serious cash for the registration, but if all you want is to revel in the fun atmosphere and maybe catch a glimpse of an old idol of yours at a local bar or restaurant, a Cannes accommodation from New York Habitat is a good way to start. Hopefully serendipity will do the rest. Read the entire story here…»

 

Photo of the streets of Cannes, South of France Photo of the streets of Cannes, South of France

Just a short distance but already eons away from the glitzy city of Cannes, Théoule-sur-mer shines like the small jewel it is on the Bay of Cannes. One of the best-kept secrets on the Riviera, this charming little town nevertheless has its own share of regulars who just cannot get enough of its natural beauty and wide range of events all year long.

The end of the year holidays are no exception, and for the occasion Théoule has been putting together le “Chemin des Crèches” for the past eight years, a path winding through the village on which you can discover more than 100 nativity scenes from all the continents, all of different sizes and created with all sorts of material, from sculpted wood to silver and gold threads.

Théoule being located in the South of France, there is of course no escaping an exhibit and sales of the traditional santons. This year, more than 10,000 small terra cotta figurines will welcome you at the Espace Culturel, most of them presented by renowned artists of the genre. Read the entire story here…»

 

Photo of the Beaches of Cannes Photo of the Beaches of Cannes

While Cannes events are most well known, like its international film festival in May, visiting this beautiful port city any time of year makes for an unforgettable vacation.  Because of its mild winter climate, now is the perfect time to discover this quaint Mediterranean town.  Without the summer crowds, wandering Cannes’ narrow streets and strolling along the azure shore will make you feel like you’re discovering some of the French Riviera attractions that only a few know.

Come with friends to our 4 Bedroom Furnished Vacation Rental in Cannes, French Riviera (PR-739).  Five minutes in a car or bus brings you to the center of town where you can explore Cannes’ main boulevard, La Croisette.  Along this two kilometer-long boardwalk hugging the sea, you can browse the nicest boutiques in Cannes and indulge in fabulous restaurants featuring regional French cuisine. Here in May, the Cannes Film Festival kicks off the season for music and art festivals that last all summer. Read the entire story here…»

 

South of France vacation rental: 1-bedroom apartment in Cannes (PR-916) photo Cannes, France vacation rental: 1-bedroom apartment (PR-916) pic

By the time May rolls around on the French Riviera, it’s already beach weather – but the real action is at the Cannes Film Festival, held every year in this normally sleepy beach town in the South of France.  The 62nd edition is from May 13 to 24, 2009 – so, why not rent a New York Habitat accommodation  in the French Riviera and place yourself smack dab in the middle of it all?

We usually only hear about the 20 films competing in the Official Selection, but the Cannes Film Festival is actually comprised of several different sections run by four separate film-based organizations who together screen hundreds of films for the thousands of attendees each year. It is also undoubtedly one of the most fabulous events in the South of France! Read the entire story here…»

 

Cannes, South of France picture Cannes, South of France

Mention the name Cannes to anyone and he or she will immediately think of the world famous film festival. But there’s much more to this seaside town than the glitz and glamour that the celebrities bring once a year.  In fact, the best time to visit Cannes may be the fall, when most of the tourists have gone home, and you can truly explore the city and all that is has to offer.  A vacation rental in Cannes from New York Habitat is a wonderful way to get the real feel of the city.

Of course, one of the top attractions in Cannes is the beach, which can be enjoyed year-round, thank to the region’s mild climate.  Set up camp in a lounge chair under a large umbrella and enjoy the views of the Mediterranean while relaxing the day away.  If you’d like a little more action, walk up and down the picturesque La Croisette, Cannes’ version of a boardwalk, lined with high-end shops, cafés, and restaurants. Read the entire story here…»

 

View of Cannes, France Harbor from an apartment View of Cannes, France Harbor from an apartment

Topping our list of the top destinations in the South of France is the city of Cannes, which, 150 years ago, was nothing more than a small fishing town.

Today, Cannes and all its attractions has becomes a hot spot in the French Riviera. Attracting visitors from all over the world, the city has become the ‘star’ of the South of France.

Every year Cannes hosts many world-renowned festivals and shows such as: the Cannes Film Festival, the Cannes Boat and Yacht Show, the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, and many more.

Most known for its picture-perfect port, Cannes boasts miles of sandy beaches from which visitors can look out onto the blue of the Mediterranean Sea. Fishing boats and pleasure yachts float side by side, both contributing to the cultural and economic influence of the city. Read the entire story here…»