The 4th of July – Yes, We Cannes!

Croisette signI have been to Cannes many times and have actually watched the International Fireworks Competition from a boat in the bay of Cannes – it was absolutely mesmerizing!

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The year, “the American Club of the Riviera will be organizing a 4th of July reception and dinner starting at 8 pm at a centrally located Croisette beach restaurant. From here, guests will be perfectly placed to take in the spectacle; the fireworks will be launched from barges in the bay facing the Croisette, with the music coming from speakers just in front of the restaurant. The evening begins with an 8 pm cocktail reception, followed by a three-course dinner with wine, water and coffee. The fireworks concert lasts about 30 minutes, beginning at 10 pm. Dress for the evening is ”beach smart casual” and all-inclusive prices are as follows: 80€ members, 85€ for non-members, 40€ for children’s menu.”  Full event details are available on the American Club of the Riviera’s website or by emailing: bgintell@aol.com.
The Cannes Fireworks Festival will be held on Sunday July 14, Sunday July 21, Monday July 29, Wednesday August 7, Thursday August 15 and Saturday August 24th.
More information HERE
(Source: The Provence Post)

Yes – you “Cannes”!

Cannes France, is one of the best-known cities of the French Riviera, a busy tourist destination and host of the annual Cannes Film Festival. The population was 70,400 as of the 2007 census. Cannes is the home of numerous gated communities. The city is also famous for its various luxury shops, restaurants, and hotels. (Source: Wikipedia )

Seems everyone who visits the French Riviera wants to go to Cannes (pronounced like can) because of the notorious film festival. I had recently eaten lunch in this famous city and enjoyed a leisurely stroll, while window-shopping – or to be more exact, window hopping. I have also watched the International Fireworks competition from a boat anchored in the bay of Cannes – a really amazing sight/site!
Have you ever visited Cannes?


(YouTube: The World of Travel)