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Cannes - Le Suquet - France
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Cannes within the French department of Alpes-Maritimes and the region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, provides the lifestyle enjoyed in a city famed for its glorious sunny weather, beautiful beaches and countless facilities for sports and leisure. The city is perhaps the best known of the French Riviera towns and famous for its celebrities, glitzy hotels and, of course, the Cannes Film Festival.
Perhaps less well known is the rich culture and history contained within the confines of the city. The history of settlement in and around Cannes is long, dating from at least the 2nd century BC. By 1035 when the grand castle was built to fortify the city, formerly called Le Suquet, had become known as Cannes, and after the harbour was built in 1835, Cannes began to be the elegant metropolis seen today. Elegant villa-style houses began to spring up, transforming the city from one dependent on fishing and agriculture to one synonymous with wealth and class.
Le Suquet, the old town, boasts panoramic views of the sea, and with cobbled streets and much historic Cannes property, Le Suquet is often considered the centre of all things cultural in Cannes, France.
December 14th, 2012
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