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Trip to Cannes

When traveling to France, you are bound to make a trip to Cannes on the French Riviera. Cannes commune is situated in Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region. Cannes is famous for the International Film Festival, the luxurious settings and its celebrity visitors. You know all about the film festival. So, do not waste any time, just go for a trip to Cannes, you would love it.

Cannes is 55 kilometers from Monaco, 36 kilometers from Nice and 60 kilometers from the Italian border. Cannes, with a length of 8.8 kilometers and width of 4.5 kilometers, is by population the third biggest city of the Alpes-Maritimes department.

For a trip to Cannes, you can catch trains that operate daily between Cannes and Barcelona, Milan, Genoa and Paris. The TGV high-speed train connects Cannes with Paris. It takes five hours to reach to Cannes from Paris. The closest international airport of Cannes is Nice Côte d'Azur, situated at seven kilometers west of Nice. There is also Cannes - Mandelieu Airport in Cannes , which caters to private aviation.

Until the arrival of the rich and famous, Cannes did not have much importance. The first half of the nineteenth century saw the arrival of foreign and French aristocrats as they come down to this place for spending vacations. With the arrival of a well known British politician, Lord Henry Peter Brougham in 1834, Cannes expanded. Cannes Railway Station commenced operations in 1863 followed by Tramway de Cannes transportation system in 1899. By the 1930s, the town became a holiday destination of repute and its un-shakeable position further received a fillip in 1946 with the first international film festival.

Cannes climate is typically Mediterranean with a good 12 hours of sunshine every day during the month of May to September, the summer season. The winter weather is mild. It rains significantly (110 mm average) during October and November.Cannes beaches are kilometers long. One can find nice sandy beaches along "La Croisette" in the Rade de Cannes and the Golfe de la Napoule.

Cannes also has beautiful gardens with large oleander bushes and shade trees, a square below the tower and ramparts, playgrounds and many more. Parc Zoologique de Frejus is a safari Park you can drive through watching animals in their natural habitats. You can also visit destinations such as Lerin islands, St Tropez and Monaco.Cannes Tourism, Cannes Film Festival: Cannes is good for chic and expensive shopping (Nice - the place for serious and business shopping), you can see a working perfumery, visit museums and art galleries and enjoy summer festivals and other multi-cultural events. Nightlife in Cannes is full of fun. You can drink, party, gamble and indulge to your hearts content.

You can immensely expect to enjoy your trip to Cannes.

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