The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival opens on the 11th of May and once again will deliver an additional top up to the town's status as one of the main jewels in the crown of the French Riviera.
The film festival has huge international appeal and undoubtedly has played a large part in catapulting this once tranquil fishing village in the South of France straight into the limelight. Indeed, the population of the town is thought to triple during the festival as the event draws the great and good from the film industry and those keen to experience first-hand the the celebrities, the buzz and the glitter!
La Croisette and the Palais des Festivals play centre stage for the fortnight and it is hard not to get caught up in the energy of the event. People-watching may be a national sport but this is the place to soak up the atmosphere and spot the starlets who grace the red carpets.
Cannes and glamour go hand in hand. Gowns, paparazzi and glamour take over the magnificent Croisette which curves around the bay boasting sandy beaches, private gardens, luxurious hotels, casinos and nightlife aplenty. La Croisette is definitely the place to be seen and is also one of the most sought-after locations in Riviera real estate, with many Croisette buildings offering uninterrupted sea views.
Here is a selection of Croisette properties, some of which undoubtedly hold that elusive front row seat to the screenings.
Living room - Elegant apartment on the Croisette - €2,600,000
However, Cannes is not all about the festival, it has a quieter underlying character where the beautiful town is set against the backdrop of the Estérel hills and is a gateway to the Alps, Provence, Monaco and Italy.
The town centre is characterised by elegant apartment buildings reminiscent of the golden age. The historic quarter known as Le Suquet is the former fishing village and is a labyrinth of pretty curving streets jam-packed with character properties and the hills of Cannes showcase the villas in all their grandeur.
Just 26km from an international airport, and with a climate characterized by warm summers and short mild winters, substantial numbers have chosen to invest in the this town's real estate which ranges from modern new developments, to luxury penthouses, historic apartments and outstanding villas.
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Sitting area - Contemporary apartment in central Cannes - €550,000
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