The popular resort of Cannes is in France on the bank of the Napulsky Bay. It is the city of luxury and wealth, the known festivals, palaces and country houses, movie stars and wealthy people. Everything is penetrated by a holiday, fun and ease here. The climate of Cannes very soft, rains here – an unusual occurrence, but constantly brightly shines the sun, and the picturesque nature of the coast and nearby mountains are pleasing to the eye. Cannes are translated from French as reed, exactly thanks to it which is once growing here much and the modern resort town is obliged by the name.
Many know about the Cannes Film Festival which for the first time took place in September, 1945 and quickly won popularity because it was filled with the atmosphere of hospitality. The professional jury which was selecting cinema proved to be from the best party. Today rest in Cannes accurately is associated with this action, the Palace of Festivals where also there take place the international festivals of music, television is already built there. Sandy beaches, magnificent kitchen for gourmets, a condition of ease – that is why there is a wish to come back constantly.
The Promenade de la Croisette meets a huge number of admirers who aspire though on a few to become closer to the idols. To see stars of cinema and the most famous directors which climb a red ladder. Nearby it is possible to contemplate the Avenue of stars on which a set of prints of the hands left show business stars.
It is impossible to list all outstanding figures of cinema and the world stage which visited Cannes: Gerard Depardieu, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise and many, many others. There are Prosper Merimee, Gerard Phillipe, Guy de Maupassant's bungalows. Kruazett will not leave indifferent and fans of shopping as there are boutiques of world couturiers, such as: Yves-St-Loraine, Dior, Vitton, Hermes Lacroix, Chanel.
In Cannes the huge number of local sights, is the city of quiet small streets, ancient castles, magnificent mansions, ancient churches, cathedrals and chapels, picturesque parks. If you have a desire simply to enjoy walk and to breathe fresh air, it is possible to walk to port or to come into a rosary. Fans of old times surely will like the Russian church erected for the sake of the Archangel Saint Mikhail. This orthodox cathedral is in the known Alexander III Boulevard. Louis Nuvo participated in design of a cathedral, following traditions of construction of the real Russian church. Bellini's Chapel which is settling down in the Fiorentina park impresses with the greatness. Executed in Baroque style, it still kept spirit of those times.
To the guests preferring active recreation sports golf competitions, jumps on horses and, of course, royal regattas will have on temper. If you love secrets and mysticism, then you will not be left indifferent by an excursion to mysterious Lerinsky islands. It is possible to reach there, having got on the small boat at Marina. All this will take about 15 minutes.
Having arrived to Saint-Margarit, you will plunge into the atmosphere of antiquity. Already over 300 years here sacredly preserve the identity of the prisoner who had to spend long time in the Iron Mask. Once Royal fort became subsequently Royal prison where the unknown imprisoned in an iron mask carried out. He was imprisoned in 1687, and all this time received good care: good nutrition and relation, worthy nobleman. The set of legends goes about this person, whether it was Louis XIV's twin brother, whether his illegitimate son, whether court who found out some secret. All this and remained a riddle to this day. Modern visitors can observe the Museum of the sea in that building.
At the beginning of the 5th century on Saint-Onora's island the monastery which was strengthened in order that it was possible to reflect attacks was built. And that the most surprising, this award exists still: constructions of the building are completely kept, and monks carefully look after the gardens and are proud of local liqueur which recipe is hidden from all.
Will strike with the magnificence and luxury you and the hotels of Cannes filled with the atmosphere of hospitality and tranquility. The resort town of Cannes contains about hundred hotels of various categories spaciousness on ten thousand places, also 3000 places enter a season and over 2500 apartments which are in tourist residences here.
The most popular hotel InterContinental Carlton Cannes 5 * is considered, he became a symbol of this place for a long time. The hotel in the heart of Cannes is located. This magnificent building in 1912 is built by the famous architect of Henry Roel with financial support of the prince of Vladimir. Magnificent landscapes and ideal charm of Provence, the unique atmosphere of the French Riviera fill this monument of a great era with unique, refined and distinguished style. A smart lobby, elegant columns from marble with the Corinthian capitals, magnificent crystal chandeliers – all this stuns visitors of hotel and forces to forget for a long time about everything on light.
The best restaurants of Cannes will accept you and will surprise with Provencal kitchen, refined gastronomic delicacies and dishes of all countries of the world. The local dish bouillabaisse and abounds with a basil, garlic and olive oil – this play of tastes will present you extraordinary feelings. Fried sardines, a set of the seafood blowing the mind – all this prepares tens of various recipes. Everyone, visited here, will tell that Cannes is paradise of gastronomic pleasures.
It is possible to regard Cannes from height, being on the elevator which will bring you to the ancient tower located on the marvelous mountain of Chevalier. From here you will see all magnificent landscapes of this resort town, clearly.