Cities of France: Cannes (Cannes)
The world famous Cannes, which are more correct to call, still cannes, are located in the western part of the Riviera, on the shore of the Pulse Bay. This is the city of all kinds of festivals and architectural monuments, impeccable coastal hotels, magnificent sandy beaches and churches, chapels and vintage houses.
Main city street – Embankment Croiset (La Croisette) – a venue for all solemn events and a favorite tourist rest. Located here Palace of festivals (Palais Des Festivals) is the heart of the famous Cannes Film Festival, but also takes all sorts of conferences, tournaments and trade exhibitions. Other attractions are interested in pictorial peak Palm Beach, Alexander III Theater, Alley of Freedom, Villa Fiezol (Domarg, XIX in.) Museum of La Marren and Museum of photos, Founded by the Grand Duke Mikhail Mikhailovich golf Club, Theater Espas-Miramar, "Further-Provence" – Oldest restaurant in Cannes, hotel Royal Casino and famous Hotel Carlton. And, of course, numerous fashionable restaurants and cafes, shops and boutiques, salons and trading houses that this city is so famous.
Old Town, known as Le-bitch (Le Suquet) lies around a hill where a castle and a monastery were built in 1035, designed to protect residents of the city from endless pirates. Now there are a beautiful chapel Shapel-Saint-en (XII B.) with La Castres Museum (Open from Thursday to Sunday, from April to May and September – from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00, from June to August – from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 19.00, from October to March – from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00; The entrance is 3 euros), which has an excellent collection of musical instruments from all continents, as well as the richest sections of archeology and ethnology, covering not only European mainland, but many other areas of the planet. Just a few hundred meters to the west, on Avenue du dr-raymond-picaud in the area of La Croix Des Gardes, rises Castle Eleanor (Eleonora-Louise) – In essence, the villa built by the retired British Lord Broguem in 1834-1839 (this is the beginning of the beginning of the origin of Cannes as an aristocratic resort).
Despite its brilliant reputation as a pompous international exhibition center, Cannes are surprisingly well suited for the role of the seaside resort – the sandy shores are located very close to the embankment, first of all the famous, though small, beach Croiset In the suburb of le-bokeh, as well as numerous closed beaches, belonging to the luxurious hotel palaces in the city.
If there is a desire to ride on the boat, it is better to go to Islands of LEREN (Iles de Lerins, 15 minutes by sea from the embankment des iles or max-laubeuf), famous for its beaches, eucalyptus forest and a local liquor, whose secret is strictly protected by monks. Eternally crowded tourists Saint Margherit (Ile Sainte-Marguerite) is famous for its identity of the same name (XV-XVII centuries., It was here that the famous "Prisoner in iron mask"), The museum of the sea, pine and oak forests, gentle northern and rocky southern shores. Noticeably inferior to him in size island Saint-Oneora (Ile Saint-Honorat) from 410 years. NS. belonged to monks, so here you can see the monastery of the same name (V-XI centuries., It is believed that it was here that Saint Patrick trained bishops before sending them to Ireland) and the abbey (XIX in.), the famous distillery of the cycerian community (white wines and liquor can be bought right here, in a small store) and a small fort (XI in.) at the very edge of the sea.