City Cannes Department Alpes-Maritimes

City hall - Cannes

Place Cornut-Gentille
06400 Cannes

Tel. : + 33 (0) 4 97 06 40 00
Fax : + 33 (0) 4 97 06 40 40

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Video town Cannes
Cannes - is one of the ancient cities of the administrative area of the Provence — Alpes — Côte d’Azur region, Department Alpes-Maritimes, with an exciting millennium history. The city that has not lost its way over time, and has found its place under the sun to shine today in its entire splendor.

Emblem of the city


Emblem department

Department Alpes-Maritimes

Cannes is situated on the Mediterranean coast in the south of France, 36 km from Nice and 55 km from Monaco. The city’s population is over 70 thousand inhabitants. Cannes is one of the most popular and well known resorts of the Cote d'Azur where the cultural, business and social life actively pulsates throughout the year. Since 1946, the world famous Cannes Film Festival is held annually in the city.

However, a bright festival and bohemian history of the city began not so long ago. From the Middle Ages to the beginning of XIX century, Cannes was a small fishing town until British Chancellor, Lord Brougham, arrived there in 1834. Together with his sick daughter he ran away from the cholera epidemic which has spread from Italy further into Europe having caught the southern coast of France, particularly Nice. When the daughter recovered the Lord decided to create a resort there. Subsequently, the British and the French aristocracy visited it attracted by the mild climate and luxurious miraculous nature which harmoniously combined the sea coast and the wooded slopes of the mountains and the air is filled with an incredible aroma of the sea and pine needles. A world-famous writer and a classic of the French literature, Guy de Maupassant, was also among the vacationers. 

Cannes - 19.62 km2

Map Cannes


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