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Shopping Festival in Cannes

Cannes (06 Alpes-Maritime, Provence) is probably best known for the glitz and glamour of the annual Cannes Film Festival. But away from the hype you could indulge yourself with the Cannes Shopping Festival 14-17 April 2017

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Centred on three festive days of unusual events and activities, the Festival theme is unequivocally shopping and the art of living. Fashion, gastronomy, nightlife: come and celebrate shopping in all its forms!

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cannesfilmOf course, the more familiar event is the Cannes Film Festival  (Festival de Cannes)which takes place 17-28 May 2017 with all the glitter, film stars and hoopla! you might expect by the Mediterranean in Spring, the equivalent of the French Oscars!.

Hollywood and Paparazzi -invade the town, the already high prices rise even further – and you can get the chance to sample the hedonistic atmosphere against the stunning background of the Mediterranean and the Promendade des Anglais!

It is a bit like the Tour de France – love it or hate it, get there or avoid it – and very French!

The 2011 poster features the actress Faye Dunnaway.

B&B Villa Feline, Cannes

B&B Villa Feline, Cannes

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B&Bs, self-catering apartments/villas and hotels in Cannes including the B&B Villa Feline a 10-minute walk to the beach. It offers a shared swimming pool with a terrace, en-suite rooms and a great view of the Mediterranean

tgvsmallBy train from London to Cannes

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