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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.

Region: France

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Best Western Plus Cannes Riviera & Spa

Best Western Plus Cannes Riviera & Spa

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.

This hotel near Cannes' renowned Promenade de la Croisette offers unique guest perks such as a rooftop swimming pool and solarium with panoramic views of the city.

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