CANNES – Background information to help you in your search for the perfect Cannes property

Cannes, a jewel of the Cote D Azur, Provence famed for its Film Festival, glorious sunshine, beautiful beaches and water sports, long hot summers and short mild winters. Finding the right Cannes property provides a rare opportunity to buy into this life style.

Although probably famous for its Festivals, celebrities and grand hotels there is also much culture and history within the City. The historic old town of Cannes, Le Suquet, with its narrow steep cobbled streets and old buildings leading up to the Church Notre-Dame d’Experance boasts superb views across the Bay of the town and its bay.

Le Suquet was originally founded by monks who were forced to move to the mainland from the nearby Lerin Islands, following an attack by the Saracens in 891. In 1035 the Grand Castle was built to fortify the City. When the Harbour was build in 1835 Cannes attracted many of the English Aristocracy. They rushed to build glamorous winter residences in the Quartier des Anglais. Elegant Villas began to spring up and Cannes was transformed from a simple fishing village to an elegant metropolis popular with the rich and famous.

Today Cannes is a glamorous seaside town, one of the social centres of Europe regarded as a playground for the rich and famous. However Cannes is not a City exclusive to the rich. It does have alternatives to suit all budgets. Riviera Property Network provides access to all types of property for sale in Cannes.

In and around Cannes are an array of museums and art galleries - The Musee d’ Art et d’ Histoire de Provence in Grasse exhibits a wide range of artefacts from pre history to recent times detailing the long history of the area. Cannes also boasts a Zoological Park and Pheonix Park, an area of plants from all over the globe.

Riviera Property Network can provide an easy way to find Cannes property for sale, giving access to both the culture of Cannes and the glamour. At night the City comes alive with casinos, bars and restaurants, catering for residents and tourists. Theatre venues, live music of all genres are to be found in Cannes. In May La Croisette, the famous waterfront promenade is teeming with film stars and fans attending the Cannes Film Festival. In July and August the firework displays over the bay are breathtaking, lighting up the sky with a myriad of colours. In the early evening stroll along La Croisette and view the luxury hotels and exclusive shops or stop at one of the many cafes and people watch. Owning a Cannes property that is for sale via the Riviera Property Network can enable you to enjoy these exquisite surroundings.

Cannes is an excellent centre from which to explore the Cote d’ Azur with first class rail links to Monaco and Italy to the east and St. Rafael to the west. St. Tropez can be reached by boat during the summer months. Cannes property owners can take advantage of the regular bus services travel along the coast and in land to the towns of Mougins and Grasse.

Cannes is easily accessible from the UK with Nice Cote d Azur Airport only 15 miles away, so access to your Cannes property is straight forward.

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