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Sailing into Cannes, France
Cannes - Home of the Cannes Film Festival on the Beautiful French Riviera
Cannes, France is a scenic cruise ship port of call on the French Riviera. Cannes is the home of beautiful beaches and beautiful people. The annual Cannes International Film Festival, held in May of each year, is Cannes' most famous attraction. For almost two weeks, thousands of photographers, paparazzi, the press, and movie fans descend on Cannes to see the new films previewed and to catch a glimpse of the famous actors, directors, and film moguls.
The rest of the year Cannes is home to tourists seeking sun and fun on the French Riviera. In addition to beach fun, cruise ship passengers also love strolling down the Boulevard de la Croissette in Cannes, sitting in a sunny cafe, or exploring some of the nearby villages or cities on the Riviera such as St. Paul de Vence, Eze, or Monte Carlo.
The French Riviera sparkles in the early morning sun. This photo was taken as we sailed into Cannes on the Crystal Symphony on our food and wine theme cruise.Continue to 2 of 24 below.
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View of the Crystal Symphony Cruise Ship from the Beach in Cannes, FranceContinue to 3 of 24 below.
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Harbor in Cannes, France on the French RivieraContinue to 4 of 24 below.
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Palais des Festivals et des Congres in Cannes, FranceContinue to 5 of 24 below.
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Richard Gere Handprints Outside the Cannes Film Festival Hall
The sidewalks outside the Cannes Film Festival Congress Hall are decorated with the handprints of famous people like Richard Gere. It is fun to walk around and see the various signatures and prints.Continue to 6 of 24 below.
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Cannes "Doggie Dumpster" on the French Riviera
No, you don't put dogs in this dumpster. The French love their dogs, but in Cannes they try to get dog owners to keep the mess cleaned up!Continue to 7 of 24 below.
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The Carlton Hotel and the Beach in Cannes on the French RivieraContinue to 8 of 24 below.
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Carlton Hotel in Cannes on the French Riviera
The Carlton Hotel is Cannes' most famous hotel. The Carlton was the setting for the Grace Kelly and Cary Grant movie, "To Catch a Thief".Continue to 9 of 24 below.
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Palais des Festivals Entrance in Cannes, France
Can't you just see the stars entering the film festival at the Palais des Festivals.Continue to 10 of 24 below.
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Cannes Street SceneContinue to 11 of 24 below.
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Sailing the Mediterranean in Cannes, France
What a perfect way to spend a summer day -- zipping along the French Riviera near Cannes on a sailboat.Continue to 12 of 24 below.
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Cannes Harbor on the French Riviera
The harbor in Cannes is filled with cruise ships, yachts, and sail boats.Continue to 13 of 24 below.
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View of Cannes, France from the Deck of the Crystal Symphony Cruise ShipContinue to 14 of 24 below.
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The Croisette in Cannes, France on the French RivieraContinue to 15 of 24 below.
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Cannes Marina on the French RivieraContinue to 16 of 24 below.
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Overview of Cannes from the Place de la Castre
The Place de la Castre is near the Musee de la Castre. It is an uphill climb from the beachfront to the tower, but the view is worth the climb.Continue to 17 of 24 below.
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The Tower Garden at the Place de la Castre in Cannes, FranceContinue to 18 of 24 below.
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Tower at the Place de la Castre in Cannes, France on the French RivieraContinue to 19 of 24 below.
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Tower and Garden at the Place de la Castre in Cannes, FranceContinue to 20 of 24 below.
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Cannes Shopping Avenue
Just one block from Boulevard de la Croissette, the most famous street in Cannes, is this main shopping area.Continue to 21 of 24 below.
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Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France
The Carlton Hotel is on the Boulevard de la Croissette in Cannes. It is just a few blocks from the Palais des Festivals and the cruise ship tender dock.
The Carlton Hotel has a distinctive look--white with two large domes. Local legend says that the domes were inspired by the breasts of La Belle Otero, a famous courtesan in the early 20th century.Continue to 22 of 24 below.
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Seven Seas Voyager in the Harbor at Cannes, France
The Seven Seas Voyager in the sparkling harbor of Cannes. I took this photo while on a pre-inaugural cruise on the Seven Seas Voyager in March 2003.Continue to 23 of 24 below.
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Lobby of the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, FranceContinue to 24 of 24 below.
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Inside the Lobby of the Hotel Carlton in Cannes, France on the French Riviera