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    Cars.....

    by micajo Written Feb 2, 2007

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    Exotic cars abound: white-haired ladies drive Maseratis for shopping trips, Porsches blow through the streets like pollen, and only the very latest models of Lamborghini and Ferrari attract serious attention. We also saw Mustangs, in fact the picture is showing one for sale or rent and we were tempted to rent it :-)

    Also on one morning before going to Iles Ste. Marguerite there was a car show of classic cars.

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    The beaches at Cannes

    by NiceLife Updated Jan 29, 2007

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    For beach with style - sunlounger and all important shade of a parasol, you are going to have to pay 20-30 euro and upwards on one of the many hotel owned private beaches. Here waiters will fetch you drinks at very inflated prices. However you can console yourself with the thought that the parasol has slowed skin-aging and delayed the onset of skin cancer by, ooh, a few hours. So you'd be unlikely to see the annual World Congress of Dermatologists held in Cannes, but just about every other industry is here

    Or there are still small areas designated as Public Beach and the sea is free wherever you start from.

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    Celebrities in Cannes

    by barryg23 Updated Jan 25, 2007

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    The Cannes Film Festival takes place annually in May and for two weeks the town is full of celebrities. Many of them leave their mark in the form of handprints on the pavement slabs outside the Theatre Palais. Here, Susan tries out Sylvester Stallone's hand for size.

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    Cannes with toddlers

    by KayDenmark Written Dec 30, 2006

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    Cannes probably wouldn't be the first place you'd choose to bring a toddler, but my two-year-old and I enjoyed it nonetheless. There are two excellent playgrounds, one near the Palais de Congres and the other at the other end of the Croisette, near the Jardin Alexandre III. The Palais Congres also offers an excellent merry-go-round (at EUR 2 a go!) and is the depot for the "Petit Train", which makes tours around Cannes' old town. My daughter loved looking at all the fancy yachts (she'd learned to say "lots of money" by the time we left) and also enjoyed a boat trip to the nearby forest preserve on Ile Saint-Marguerite. The island itself isn't much more than well-worn paths and beautiful trees, however, so I would recommend bringing a picnic lunch. As for restaurants, I can recommend the 50-year-old Pizza Cresci by the old port. Kids can see the pizza being made in the open kitchen, then baked over open flames in the coal oven.

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    Hôtel de Ville - Municipalité de Cannes

    by MM212 Updated Sep 20, 2006

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    L'Hôtel de Ville - the Cannes City Hall - was built in 1876, originally as a museum. In the 1940s, it was converted into the offices of the municipality of Cannes. The building is a stunning example of 19th century architecture with beautifully carved façades.

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    le Martinez

    by MM212 Updated Aug 30, 2006

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    Built in 1929 by a famous hotelier, Emmanuel Martinez, Hotel Martinez is a grand example of Art Déco architecture. Soon after le Martinez was inaugurated, the dominant hotels in Cannes, including le Martinez, collectively decided to no longer shut down during the summer season, thus marking the point in time when Cannes became a summer destination. From the moment it opened its doors to this day, le Martinez has offered le Carlton some tough competition for Cannes' most glamorous...

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    Avenue Kruazet

    by multi Written Aug 7, 2006

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    Avenue Kruazet - the main street of city, along which are located luxurious hotels, restaurants and designer shops. Avenue conducts to the main sight of city, to the palace of festivals with the lane of stars.

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    Check out the people

    by Rebecca76 Updated Jul 14, 2006

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    The Martinez Hotel - Admiral Bar - (piano bar)
    I thought this was a great place to people watch. There were so many kinds of people and they were all so very different. I say put on your sun glasses, grab a drink and find a comfy seat!

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    Wander Around #4

    by al_mary Written Feb 5, 2006

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    One thing that we do in all the places
    that we visit, is take some time and just
    wander around the side streets with no
    destination in mind.

    We have found many nice little shops
    and places to eat by doing so ....

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    Wander Around #3

    by al_mary Written Feb 5, 2006

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    One thing that we do in all the places
    that we visit, is take some time and just
    wander around the side streets with no
    destination in mind.

    We have found many nice little shops
    and places to eat by doing so ....

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    Wander Around #2

    by al_mary Written Feb 5, 2006

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    One thing that we do in all the places
    that we visit, is take some time and just
    wander around the side streets with no
    destination in mind.

    We have found many nice little shops
    and places to eat by doing so ....

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    One thing that we do in all the places
    that we visit, is take some time and just
    wander around the side streets with no
    destination in mind.

    We have found many nice little shops
    and places to eat by doing so ....

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    Cannes Beaches

    by al_mary Updated Jan 13, 2006

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    If you're not busy shopping, eating or ogling,
    there are miles of great beaches along the
    Golfe de la Napoule or along La Croisette
    in the Rade de Cannes.

    The beaches are all sandy and well kept up
    here, as they are in Antibes and Juan les Pins.

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    Lord Brougham's Villa Elinore

    by NiceLife Updated Sep 17, 2005

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    Queen Victoria's Lord Chancellor had this villa built and named after his sickly daughter, Elinore Louise. It's now tastefully converted into apartments in what was the heart of the 19th century British community in western Cannes, towards La Bocca. The villa is a short walk from the neighbouring Villa Rothchild, in a private road.

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    Villa Rothschild/ Mediatheque de Cannes

    by NiceLife Updated Sep 15, 2005

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    Ever -resourceful municipalite de Cannes has come up with a new "Franglais" label - a "Mediatheque"

    Located in the absolutely magnificent belle-epoche Villa Rothschild, it claims to offer a huge collection of 300,000 works, historical records in a variety of media incuding video, sound and library, all rolled into one. Voila - a Mediatheque - a library

    The neo-classical Villa dates back to 1881, when Baron James de Rothschild set up camp in Cannes, and the villa is set in large surrounding gardens resplendent with lush sub-tropical plantings.

    Entry to the villa and gardens is controlled by the opening hours of the Mediatheque, which are miserable even by French standards. It is closed all day Sunday and Monday and all public holidays. When open, the library is 10-6.00, but the sound and visual sections shut from 12 until 2.00 for lunch. A classic example of how things in France are run for the convenience of employees and not "customers".

    The location is not immediately in the general run of tourist haunts and therefore you won't "come across it" wandering around Cannes. Its not obviously visible from the road and you wont know its there unless in the know.

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