By Summer Brons
Cannes
France
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One of the French Riviera’s most popular cities, Cannes offers a truly luxurious vacation experience. Between the exciting festivals, exquisite shopping and gorgeous surroundings, you’ll have no trouble forgetting the stresses of everyday life. Let EscapeWizard.com help you plan your Cannes getaway!
           
Located just outside of the city is the Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport (NCE), which is the country’s third busiest. You can book your fight with EscapeWizard.com by clicking this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to enjoy our excellent prices on airfare. Be sure to also check available accommodations in Cannes by clicking this link to the hotel portion of our website (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). Make sure to check out the Holiday Inn, which is our top selection here at EscapeWizard.com            

Upon arrival in Cannes, you may find yourself wondering what to explore first in this beautiful French locale. EscapeWizard.com suggests strolling along La Croisette, the picturesque waterfront avenue complete with palm trees, boutique shops and charming cafes. Running parallel to La Croisette is Le Centreville, which also offers shopping opportunities as well as delicious bakeries. Le Vieux Port and Le Suquet, the old port and the hill, respectively, are historical parts of town. Featuring narrow streets and original buildings, you'll surely want to take in a taste of old-world Cannes.     

EscapeWizard.com encourages you to also make time for Cannes’ unique museums. Begin with the Musée d’Art et d’Historie de Provence, an 18th century mansion containing artifacts as far back as the prehistoric times. For stunning views at the top of a medieval castle, visit Musée de la Castre, showcasing everything from Mediterranean antiques to rare archaeological finds. Explore the Musée de la Mer, Cannes’ maritime museum, to see unique shipwreck recoveries displayed in the Fort of St. Marguerite. Finally, enjoy La Malmaison, a gallery of modern and contemporary art exhibits, as well as a lush garden with even more art on display.             

Shopping enthusiasts will no doubt rejoice at the opportunities for retail therapy throughout Cannes. From recognizable luxury chain stores to one of a kind local shops, you’re sure to find everything you need whether looking to revamp your wardrobe or simply find the perfect souvenir. EscapeWizard.com also suggests browsing the street markets at Rue Meynadier and Marche Forville for bargains and specialty goods. Of course, if your wallet begins to protest at all the spending, you can always give it a rest and stretch out on Cannes' lovely beaches instead!            

Although most famous for the annual Cannes Film Festival typically held each May, Cannes is also host to a number of other entertaining events. These include: Carnival on the Riviera, the International Festival of Games, Festival de la Plaisance, the International Actor’s Performance Festival, the International Luxury Travel Market and Le Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique, a stunning fireworks competition held at the Bay of Cannes. EscapeWizard.com encourages you to enjoy these celebrations if your travels to Cannes allow for it.    

For a memorable vacation in one of the most desired parts of France, look no further than Cannes. Between the beaches and endless entertainment options, you're sure to love every moment of your stay in this upscale city. EscapeWizard.com is here to help you book your travels to France, so plan your Riviera adventure today!
Hotels in Cannes
By Tekisha Slack
Carlton Cannes
58 La Croisette, P.O. Box 155, Cannes, France
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With its breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and prestigious reputation, the historic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes is situated on the Boulevard Croisette, French Riviera and is considered by most to be the Grand Dame of hotels.  The property is just a 25-minute drive from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and 5 minutes from Cannes railway station and features its very own private beach.

This luxury hotel has a total of 338 spacious rooms including 78 suites offering a unique view over the Mediterranean Sea.  Premium services are available to each and every guest, including free morning newspaper delivery, turndown service and valet service. In room entertainment including cable / satellite TV, DVD player, in room movies, stereo, in room video and video games are also available. For business travelers each guestroom also has workspace desk and internet data services. The luxurious bathrooms contain the basics plus a private toilet area, dressing room and even a bidet.  This pet friendly hotel also features free Wi-Fi internet, business center, barber/beauty shop, laundry/dry cleaning services, an onsite fitness center, 24 hour front desk service, rooms/facilities for disable guests, express check-in/check, an onsite fitness center, soundproofed rooms and many other amenities. 

Located on the ground floor of the hotel, the Carlton Restaurant offers its menus full of Provencal tones and welcomes guests daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner there is also the seasonal Carlton Beach Restaurant which boasts a well stocked buffet. You can also lounge and have a few drinks at the hotel’s Carlton Bar and Terrace or the Petit Bar.

With its breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and undisputed reputation as the most prestigious place to stay while in the city of Cannes; the InterContinental Carlton Cannes is worth checking into [pun intended]. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your visit to the beautiful City of Cannes and the InterContinental Carlton today. Just use the following link to get started (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).