The city of Cannes is known throughout the world. A seaside resort par excellence, its famous Croisette, and its legendary film festival have made it a sought-after destination for tourists and stars from all over the world, hence the town’s motto: “Who comes here lives here“.
The city is appreciated for its Mediterranean climate. Due to its geographical location, Cannes is sheltered from the wind thanks to the Esterel Mountains. Living in an apartment in Cannes is thus synonymous with living under the southern sun with mild winters.
The city of Cannes is a cosmopolitan city. In its shopping streets, the most beautiful brands of fashion and luxury are next to the chic restaurants and the most famous palaces of the French Riviera (Majestic Barrière, Martinez, Carlton, Palais Stéphanie) and 3 casinos.
Cannes has been awarded four flowers in the competition of flowered cities and villages. You will find many gardens like the garden of the Farm and the squares Barthélémy. Several natural areas nearby are of great ecological interest and for the conservation of fauna and flora species.
The public educational offer with primary, secondary and high schools is completed by several private establishments including Catholic schools (Institut Stanislas, Sainte-Marie-de-Chavagnes, Saint-Joseph and l’Assomption-Lochabair) and Jewish schools (Jewish school of Cannes, Jewish school Gan Kerem Manahem).
Cannes also has an IUT, the Sainte-Marie de Chavagnes Institute, a Nursing Care Training Institute, a Higher School of Commerce, Communication and Management and a Hotel School, a Departmental Conservatory of Music and Theater, the Rosella Hightower Higher School of Dance and the Regional School of Actors.
Cannes also has a good travel network with an airport, several ports and two train stations. Downtown Cannes is the starting point of the Route Napoleon and the town is served by the Lignes d’Azur public transport network. You have easy access to Nice International Airport via the highway.
Living in Cannes is a privilege that has a cost. Prices per square meter in the best neighborhoods are among the highest in France, especially on the Croisette and in the California district. The residences and buildings in these areas are very luxurious. In these areas, exceptional apartments are in high demand and rare on the market. The penthouses, real roof terraces overlooking the sea, are very popular on the Croisette. It must be said that you can find in Cannes unequalled sea views and comfort.
There are numerous events in Cannes: Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique, the Crazy Horse, the Russian Art Festival, the Fiesta Flamenca, the Plages Electroniques and the Nuits Musicales du Suquet, the Cannes Shopping Festival, but the must-see event remains the Cannes Film Festival.
The NRJ Music Awards, the International Games Festival, the International Advertising Festival and the Cannes Yachting Festival are other emblematic events of the city.
Cannes has two theatres and several museums. If you live in Cannes you won’t have to go far to go out. If you like to practice a sport, you will find many sports facilities at the foot of the buildings. The Palais des Victoires is a multi-sport arena with 4000 seats, the city has lots of tennis courts, water sports centres offering jet-skiing, paddling etc. The proximity of the sea allows the practice of many aquatic sports. For golf lovers, there are a dozen golf courses in the area. For pure relaxation, the inhabitants of Cannes can take advantage of the beauty institutes and spas.