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It is certainly the event that has contributed the most to the reputation of Cannes throughout the world: once again this year the Cannes Film Festival will bring all the spotlight on the planet...
In 1938, in opposition to the Venice Film Festival, was born the idea of a film festival where art would not be influenced by political maneuvering. In June 1939, its first edition was announced for the following September, from the 1st to the 20th, in the Municipal Casino hall and under the honorary presidency of Louis Lumière, the father of the cinematograph. All film producing countries are invited even though only nine of them say they are ready to participate. On August 23, the German-Soviet pact annihilates the dream of a little Hollywood along the pearl of the azure, the war breaks out and it is necessary to wait until 1946 so that finally the first edition of this extraordinary festival takes shape.
From then on, all the biggest names in international cinema will follow in Cannes, from Walt Disney to Jean Renoir and, more recently, Steven Spielberg, Ingmar Bergman, Ken Loach and Wong Kar-Wai. The stars are parading on the Croisette: Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Catherine Deneuve, Sophia Loren or Monica Bellucci for women and Orson Welles, Clint Eastwood, Gerard Depardieu or Federico Fellini for men for example. Impossible to quote them all ... This year, we already know that Cate Blanchett will preside the jury that will see more than 80 films before awarding Palme d'Or, Grand Prix, Staging Award, Interpretation Award, Screenplay Award and Jury Prize.
So, next May, expect a city center that is totally upset by the event, a huge crowd and a perceptible excitement on every street corner. Journalists confirmed or in the making, starlets, young directors looking for producers and international celebrities come to scroll through thousands of tourists looking for an autograph or, more relevant today, an unforgettable selfie ...
And note that in recent years, the Festival opens more widely to the public. Many projections are available, some even free. And for the pleasure of the eyes, do not miss, in parallel of the Festival, "Cannes makes the wall", an exhibition of photos installed between the buildings or on the monuments of the city.
The Cannes Film Festival is an exceptional experience that you must certainly taste at least once in your life. Come and discuss it with us, at the Cannes Riviera Hotel & Spa, we have a collection of anecdotes to tell you ... See you soon!
In Cannes, places not to be missed
La Croisette ... The old path of the Little Cross has become the most famous promenade of the Riviera, La Croisette. With its palm trees, its luxury shops, its sumptuous Art Deco buildings,
The islands of Lerins. Facing the bay of Cannes and the Massif de l'Estérel, two moles of beauty, the Islands of Lérins. Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat are two unique gems where natural and cultural patrimonies shine. These islands are the must-see for a Cannes holiday.
The Path of the Stars. Actors and directors have fixed their footprints on the Chemin des Etoiles in front of the Palais des Festivals and on the Esplanade Pompidou.
The Croix-des-Gardes. Less than one kilometer from La Croisette, a natural area at the top of a hill is home to one of the most beautiful mimosa forests on the coast, the Croix des Gardes natural forest park, the only estate still preserved in Cannes, Island of Sainte-Marguerite. Ceded to the Conservatoire du Littoral to ensure its definitive protection.
The Suquet. An ideal point of view to admire the bay and the Croisette which runs along it, the oldest part of Cannes is the communion of Provençal charm and village authenticity.
The Old Harbour and the quai Saint-Pierre. It was here that everything began. A must-see for the Cannes landscape.
When the beautiful days arrive, you think directly to pack your bags and your heart guides you naturally towards Cannes. In addition to strolls along the Croisette, afternoons beach to sunbathe...
This year again Cannes hosts the International Film Festival, best known today as the Cannes Film Festival, from 17 to 28 May. This mythical event is no more to present: stars, cinema and glitter. And this time the Festival is celebrating its 70th anniversary. The race for the Palme d'Or will be this year more exceptional and sparkling than ever!
The month of May is a period when Cannes is in effervescence ... and all pimpante! It is the moment or never to be embarked in the delightful frenzy that provokes this international manifestation of scope. We assure you: it is something to know once in his life.
Do not make your cinema, the Festival of Cannes awaits you to blow its 70 candles. Prognosis about the personalities who will ignite the red carpet this year?
It is enough to walk away a bit to discover an event just as incredible: the Grand Prix of Monaco Formula 1. On May 28, as every year, the principality will be invaded by cars and famous pilots who dream of winning This fabulous Grand Prix. Only a few kilometers from our hotel, it is another atmosphere that you will discover. From a terrace, a boat or from the stands, you can observe this incredible race. And you will roar with pleasure as much as the cars, through the streets of Monaco.
. Later, when the heat is beautiful and well present, Cannes hosts its Festival of Pyrotechnic Art. Since 1967, the summer sky is shining in the city during the months of July and August. Many fireworks then embellish the Cannes sky, in front of its beaches and the Palais des Festivals and Congresses. The opportunity to discover sublime colors and new sounds, which each year experience technical improvements, for the greatest pleasures of travelers and locals. This great pyromusical show is a contest for professional artificers and creators of pyrotechnic events. Here, it's a bit like a tradition. This open-air auditorium guarantees thrills of wonder. It will be enough to raise your eyes and the magic operates ...
You will understand, in 2017 still, the Côte d'Azur will be celebrating for your pleasure. Moments that the Cannes Riviera Hotel takes pleasure in sharing with you. And for a long time yet!
Cannes: the season of festivities is launched!...
- Awesome Musical Nights of Le Suquet from 19 to 23 July in the courtyard of the Museum of La Castre and on the forecourt of the Church of Our Lady of Hope
- The Festival of Pyrotechnic Art celebrates its 50th anniversary, still appreciated and fascinating in the bay of Cannes. 6 countries in conquest of Silver Vestal, Canada 13/07 - France 21/07 - England 29/07 - Austria 07/08 - Philippines 15/08 - Italy 24/08.
- Festival of the Pantiero: rock on stage, on the terraces of the Palais des Festivals.
- Ciné quartier caniles sous les étoiles! Free and open-air screenings of mainstream movies! (Information: 04 97 06 48 00)
- Nocturnes boccassiennes and quai Saint Pierre, Seaside ambience and artisanal products, night markets are a must in summer, every Wednesday evening at the bocca market and on Thursday quai saint Pierre from 7 pm to midnight.
- Jours provençales: Lovers of nautical fights, local heritage and spectacular diving. Meet you July 23rd - August 4th and 18th.
- But also Electro Beaches: 10-11-12 August, real outdoor nightclubs. Jazz in Domergue from 3rd to 6th August, Les 1000 choristes at the Palais des Victoires 28th and 29th of July. Cirques Eloize Saloon from 27 to 30 July at the Palais des Festivals.
And many other events,Information Palais des festivals