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A Quick Guide to... Cannes

When to go Cannes

The spring season have the major tourist of the year in Cannes. The autumn has fairly short days and pleasant weather condition. Cannes's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean protects its grapes - and visitors - from both frosty chills and excessive heat, so expect a mild climate. Planning for Cannes during the Christmas, New Year, February to March or from mid of the July to end of the August, be prepared for patience-testing melange of kids of school holidays and adults escaping France's cities during their annual leave. Finding inexpensive and sometimes any accommodation during these times can be a headache.

Weather Cannes

Cannes in France has very good weather condition. Summers are little warm with comfortable sunny day. The maximum temperature doesn't go above the 80 degree F while the winter are not very cold but have very pleasant feeling of cold with the minimum temperature doesn't go below to 30 degree F. The relative humidity with little variations maintains its percentage of 60-70 throughout the year.

Arrival Cannes

Cannes airport situated at 24th km to the south-east of the city. From the Cannes, after Paris there are direct flights to the main cities of France and Europe, and to the North America, Africa and the Near East. There are hourly flights to Paris. France's national airlines include air France, British Airways, Lufthansa, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Singapore Airlines. Societe Nationale de Chemins de Fer(SNCF) is the national rail carrier. Cannes Ville station is situated at place Pierre Semard and place Jean-Jaura. Facilities at the station include a newsagent, bakery, tourist information office bar, snack bar and car park. Cannes is served by the international trains, Trains Bleus, TEE (the Trans-Europe Express) and TGV (high-speed trains). There are direct links to Paris, twice daily in winter and four times daily in summer, as well as to Basel, Brussels, Milan, Rome and Venice. Cannes station is situated just at the 5 minute walking distance from the city centre, with the rued' Antibes leading onto La Croisette. A Rapide?te d'Azur bus stop is located at the station. Taxis are also available.

Best Locations Cannes

The whole diameter of Cannes is encircled by a single street, Promenade de la Croisette, curving along the coast and split by the islands of palms and flowers. It is the myth that Edward, Prince of Wales contributed to its original cost. In 1834, Lord Brougham, a lord chancellor of England, set out for Nice and was turned away because of an outbreak of cholera. He landed at Cannes and liked it so much that he decided to build a villa here. Returning every winter until his death in 1868, he proselytized it in London, drawing a long line of British visitors. A port of call for cruise liners, the seafront of Cannes is lined with hotels, apartment houses, and chic boutiques. Many of the bigger hotels, some dating from the 19th century, claim part of the beach for the private use of their guests. But public areas also exist. Above the harbour, the old town of Cannes sits on Suquet Hill, where you'll see a 14th-century tower, the Tour du Suquet, which the English dubbed The Lord's Tower.

Though nobody plans a trip to Cannes to see churches, the city does contain some worthy examples. The largest and most prominent is Notre-Dame de Bon Voyage, square Merimee, near the Palais des Festivals; it was built in a faux Gothic style in the late 19th century. You can go for Seeing Cannes from a train, the diesel-powered vehicles roll through the streets on rubber tires. You can also have the views of glittery modern Cannes, board the train at a designated spot in front of either of the town's casinos for a ride along La Croisette and its side streets.

Night-life Cannes

Cannes is famous for association with celebrating film festival, gambling. If you are gambler and enjoy the gambling then it is good place. Some of the world class casino loaded with addicts, voyeurs, and everyone in between. Palm Beach Casino, situated on the edge of La Croisette was inaugurated in 1933 and rebuilt in 2002, featured by three restaurant and art Deco decor. One of the Casino des Princes is more intimate with flamboyant competitors, occupying the subterranean levels of the Noga Hilton Cannes, 50 bd. The most visible gay clientele tend to be gravitate toward Le Hype, 52 bd. Jean-Jaures, drag show appear nightly at 1:30 am. A discreet ambience prevails at Zanzibar, 85 rue Felix-Faure. A bartender confided to us, ?If a gay man wants to meet a French version of Brad Pitt, especially at festival time, this is the place." The bar is open all night and caters to people of all sexual persuasions. At dawn the doors open and the last of the drag queens stagger out. In the commercial centre, the popular nightclub Whatnut's Bal-room lies. It has two dance floors with bar area near entrance and featured radically different music.

City of Destinations

The Coastal district, Cros-de-Cagnes, Haut-de-Cagnes made the Cannes. The main square, Auguste-Renoir runs right of the place de Gaulle and crosses the road to La Gaude. Basically it is situated, 905km (562 miles) S of Paris; 164km (101 miles) E of Marseille; 26km (16 miles) SW of Nice. At the top of place de Gaulle, the main square in Cagnes-sur-Mer, avenue Auguste-Renoir runs right and crosses the road to La Gaude. A short way further on, chemin des Collettes leads off to the left up to Les Collettes , the house that Renoir had built in 1908 and where he spent the last twelve years of his life. It's now a memorial museum, and you are free to wander around the house and through the olive and rare orange groves that surround it. One of the two studios in the house - north-facing to catch the late afternoon light is arranged as if Renoir had just popped out. Albert Andre's painting, A Renoir Painting, shows the ageing artist hunched over his canvas; plus there's a bust of him by Aristide Maillol, and a crayon sketch by Richard Guido.

Cannes is at its most frenzied during the International Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on promenade de la Croisette. On the seafront boulevards, flashbulbs pop as the stars and wannabes emerge and pose and pose and pose. The bunker; this concrete structure is the venue for premiers that draw some 5,000 spectators. International regattas, galas, concours d'elegance, and even a Mimosa Festival in February -- something's always happening at Cannes, except in November, traditionally a dead month.