Cannes is a traditional French community on the French Riviera. Port Cannes Marina is situated in Mandelieu – La Napoule to the south-west of the town. Visiting guests appreciate the perfect sea-views and scenery. Additionally,, there are spectacular historical monuments in the region. The Marina is an ideal spot for family vacations offering Yacht Charters, Diving and Water Sports.
Boat trips are always an excellent choice for those who love discovering new sights and cultivating unforgettable memories. Chartering a yacht here enables you to easily visit the Corniche d’Or, Sainte Marguerite Island, Monaco and Saint Tropez.
The City of Cannes
Cannes is a medium size city in the Alpes-Maritimes district and has become the famous host city of both the annual Cannes Film Festival and the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Well known for its association with the rich and famous, the city provides luxurious hotels and first-class restaurants.
Chateau de la Napoule
The Chateau de la Napoule is a cultural masterpiece. The beautifully conserved castle dates back to the 14th-century. Its lovely gardens will fascinate all, and its structure will amaze architecture enthusiasts.
Back in the 2nd century, the Ligurian Oxybii tribe established the first settlement, close to the sea. First built as a fishing village, it went on to become a frequent port of call between the Lérins Islands. In the 10th-century, the Lérins abbots, as the Lords of Cannes built fortifications against Muslim raiders. The town was originally known as Canua. It became the site of a small Ligurian port, and later a Roman outpost on Le Suquet hill. Roman tombs have been discovered here – helping to add to the theory of the city’s origin. Le Suquet housed an 11th-century tower which overlooked the swamps where the town now stands. Napoleon encamped his majestic army at Cannes, on his way back from Elba.
During the 19th-century, Cannes became fashionable with the British, especially during the winter. Notably, the eccentric Lord Brougham spent the last 30 years of his life here. He was an ardent anti-slave trade politician, and there is a monument to him in the centre of Cannes. During this era, major railway and building work continued to help the city develop. This also heralded the arrival of cars and therefore Cannes required better roads. The completion of significant projects such as Rue d’Antibes and Boulevard Carnot enhanced the city.
Winter tourism soon gave way to summer visitors, from all over the world. Originally built for the affluent winter visitors, the rundown Casino des Fleurs (Hôtel Gallia) was demolished. The Casino Municipal replaced it as a first-class luxury gambling establishment. The casino, next to the pier Albert-Edouard, served the visiting community very well until the building of a new Palace in 1979. Another new casino at Palm Beach was constructed to cope with demand.
The city council had the great idea of starting an international film festival shortly before World War II. The Casino Municipal was the first venue for The Cannes Film Festival which opened in September 1946.
Throughout the 20th century, many spectacular American -style hotels sprang up all over the City. The most famous are The Carlton, The Majestic, The Martinez, and The JW Marriott Cannes. The city and quality of life for the residents continued to improve with the construction of a sports centre, post office, and several schools.
Cannes enjoys a balmy Mediterranean climate. During the summer months, there can be up to 11 hours of sunshine a day. Cannes summers are long and warm, with daytime temperatures regularly reaching 30 °C. Average temperatures are a comfortable 25 °C. Temperatures remain high from June to September. Not surprisingly, this is the busiest time of the year in the city. In winter the weather is milder but rarely cold. Winter and summer see relatively low rainfall as most rain occurs during autumn – in October and November.