Cannes is quite a small town, but it is a town of many faces.
Indeed, the centre itself presents three very different landscapes - the prestigious beach promenade, La Croisette, the lively town centre overflowing with boutiques, and the picturesque old port and Suquet hill which make up the old town.
Great place for people watching
Right on the Croisette, lovely view of the beach. Patio is a great place for people watching and celebrity spotting. The risotto! The risotto! The risotto! As someone said, it's a heart attack on a plate, but soooo good. I had it with crawfish. This restaurant was next to the Variety Village, where I worked during the festival, so I went often. They have daily selections, all recommended. Had oysters with buttered bread - delicious. Desserts are standard, not amazing. Avoid the green bean salad.
Views of Cannes
For the best views of Cannes make your way up to the Notre Dame de l' Esperance, which sits on hill overlooking the town. The best time to take in the views are mid to late afternoon as anytime before that the sun will be in your eyes making it hard to see. Plus your pictures will turn out dark, just like mine!
Glitzy? no way!
I stopped in Cannes for a couple of hours on my drive along the coast from Nice to Marseille.
Personally i didnt see what the fuss was about - i thought it was a bit of a hole!!!!
The beach wasnt great, the buildings nothing special, the shops were obviously expensive.
Only stayed a couple of hours - the best bit was the drive further down on the way to st tropez, that was something special!
The MIDEM International Music Market
"What is MIDEM?"
What is midem? The world’s largest music industry tradeshow
Hundreds of stands and lounge areas to find new contacts and expand your business
Specialised zones and services connecting people in Classical, Jazz, Electronic & Urban
Conferences & seminars giving you inside information into the most topical business issues
Live performances from the biggest international stars to emerging talents.
"Free Beer @ The Iceland Music Pavillion"
Well if you think about it they are not really free I paid about 1K + US dollars to be a participant, but it was well worth it!, who knew work could be so much fun.
"More free drinks!!"
At MIDEM you'll find every music genre accompanied by every country, it is a music lovers dream come true and so much fun as well as an excellent business opportunity.
"Meeting The Champ!"
I am a big Boxing aficionado and so is my father. Meeting Evander Hollyfield was a real treat and an honor.
"My Partner and I by the BBC booth"
Getting down to serious music business! 5 reasons to come :
Make lifetime contacts
Imagine & build the future of the Music Industry
Discover new acts, trends and business opportunities
Expose and promote your products and catalogue to the world
Meet your existing clients and partners
"Participating at MIDEM"
9.313 participants Meet them at midem :
4.637 companies from 92 countries
labels, publishers, distributors, A&R executives, producers, promoters, artists… and many more – from every musical genre. They will all be there.
Along with 604 media from 39 countries (radio, print, online and TV).
"The benefits to promote at MIDEM"
One of the Bands I promoted at MIDEM
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