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Cannes is located in southern France on “French Riviera” – in the region Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur.The city belongs to the Ministry of Alpes-Maritimes, and has about 70,000 inhabitants.
Cannes is a year round destination for tourists and has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. The city is known for its beautiful beaches, luxury hotels, beach promenade “La Croisette”, good shopping and a vibrant nightlife.
The Cannes Film Festival is a world-renowned annual event that has been is arranged here since 1946, and it is important for both the city and film industry. (Film Festival will be held 12 – 23 May 2010). In addition, the city has a promotional film festival and a television festival, and a variety of music and cultural events.
The old town of Cannes is situated on a hill in the center, and there one finds such the old castle or monastery complex “La Castre”. A portion of the complex is the tower “Tour de la Castre”, where the top has a wonderful view over the city and harbor. There are also several museums, including an archaeological museum, and an ethnographic museum.
The nearest airport is Aéroport de Cannes-Mandelieu, located a few kilometers outside the center. Alternatively, one can travel to the international airport of Nice – “Aéroport Nice Côte-d’Azur” , located approx. 40 km northeast of Cannes.