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When to Go

A trip to Cannes and the French Riviera is lovely in any season. If you’re fortunate enough to attend their International Film Festival, May is the perfect month.

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

There are also a few ski slopes near Cannes, making winter a pleasant time for more peaceful, or sporty, diversions.

Region: France

Featured Cannes Hotel

Best Western Plus Le Patio des Artistes

Best Western Plus Le Patio des Artistes

Our 3.5-Star classification designates those properties where guests experience an ideal mix of comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Most of these hotels feature a variety of services, and offer distinguished style and comfort. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.

Steps away from the famous Croisette and the Palace of Festivals, this hotel serves as a great base from which to discover Cannes and its surroundings.

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Fast Facts

British Baron Henry Brougham transformed this jewel on the French Riviera 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.

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


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