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Cannes City Info Line
+33 4 97064000
Numero Mairie Cannes
Latitude: 43° 33' 12'' N
Longitude: 07° 01' 20'' E
Cannes is a small but world famous city on the Cote d'Azur.
It is the 61th largest city of France.
The city is located on the Mediterranian Sea
60 km from the italian border.
Until the earlyI9 th century Cannes was a small fishing village.
Accoring to the legend the British Cancelor Lord Henry Peter Brougham
was travelling to Italy in I834 .... the border beeing closed
he had to return to France .... where he spend the night in the
village of Cannes at the auberge of Maître Pinchinat, located on the rue du Port.
Charmed by the beauty of the place and the famous la bouillabaisse soup
he decided to make Cannes his summer residence and planned to build
the Villa Eleonora .... soon the London High Society was follwing
and Cannes became a fashionale resort town.
Even though real estate promoters have destroyed
much of Cannes Belle Epoque villas the city is still a fashionale resort town.
Since I946 takes place the International Cannes Film Festival
The Palais des Festivals located on the famous Croisette
is also the place where many Congresses and Events like the
happen all along the year.
Cannes is the home of beautiful Hotels in particular the
Hotel Martinez, the Hotel Majestic
and the Hotel Carlton