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A trip to Cannes and the French Riviera is lovely in any season, with sunshine year-round. Summer can get very hot, with temperatures over 90 F. The more temperate weather makes spring and fall te perfect time to visit. 

Cannes' International Film Festival is held in May. 

Each year, dating back to 1294, Nice hosts a carnival in mid-February. 

Although many stores close during August, sun-worshippers love to spend long summer days basking upon the region’s splendid beaches.

Region: France

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Hyatt Regency Nice Palais De La Mediterranee

Hyatt Regency Nice Palais De La Mediterranee

Our 4.5-Star classification designates those properties with well-appointed, deluxe accommodations, extensive amenities and comprehensive guest services. Expect attention to detail and a warm and hospitable staff ready to cater to your needs. These superb properties offer a truly refined getaway. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.
Promenade de Anglais

This charming hotel features luxurious accommodations with contemporary design on the prestigious Promenade des Anglais.

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Fast Facts

The French Riviera is also known as the Côte d'Azur, or Azure Coast, due to its deep blue seas.

British Baron Henry Brougham transformed Cannes from a small fishing village to an international star.

France’s most mysterious prisoner, known simply as the Man in the Iron Mask, was held in a 17th-century fort offshore from Cannes on Île Sainte-Marguerite. It is believed now that the man was, in fact, a cowardly soldier named Vivien de Bulonde. Louis XIV ordered him to be imprisoned, and to walk the battlements during the day wearing a mask.

Founded in the 4th century BC by the Greeks, Nice was named in honor of Nike, the god of victory.  

The inventors of cinema, the French Lumiere brothers, shot many silent films along the stunning Cote d'Azur.

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