Laurie R's Presentation of a French city

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Plan :

- A general presentation with a photo
- The geographical implantation
- History of the city
- Various other information about the city

I chose the city is Cannes. Cannes is a French commune located along the Mediterranean Sea, in the Alpes-Maritimes and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, and has a population of 73,372 inhabitants.
Cannes is now world-famous for its film festivals and Promenade de la Croisette surrounded by palaces.
Its inhabitants are called "Cannois".


Cannes is located west of the Alpes-Maritimes on the Cote d'Azur in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, bordering the Mediterranean Sea in what is commonly called "la baie de Cannes" or"golfe de La Napoule". The municipality occupies a total area of 1 962 hectares. This area is largely urbanized along the coast and preserves blank spaces to the north.
Cannes is located 690 km southeast of Paris.


Originally Cannes was a small Mediterranean village of fishermen and monks. It is impossible to talk about the history of Cannes without mentioning the islands of Lerins.
Appeared in the Middle Ages, the town of Cannes is was growing very modestly during the old regime while witnessing the struggles Anglo-French Franco-Spanish exerted mainly on the islands of Lerins.
It was not until the nineteenth century that the city truly took off, thanks to Henry Lord Brougham and Vaux, Lord Chancellor of England that it installing(?), attractsed the English aristocracy and Europeans builds built beautiful homes side for the winter. Like most coastal resorts of the Côte d'Azur and Riviera, the city knows , with this population of prestige, an important development. His international reputation is acquired only in the mid-twentieth century by the Film Festival.
It still has the same power of attraction on a French and foreign customers. Of this intense tourist activity, sectors very developed by the hotels, by the restoration and by the luxury shops offer an outline of the French luxury.

Palais des Festivals et des Congrès


Cannes is situated on the Côte d'Azur and enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild, wet winters. on average
annual temperature was 14.6 ° C with an average maximum of 19.2 ° C and a minimum of 9.9 ° C. The nominal maximum and minimum temperatures
are recorded 26.9 ° C in August and 3.2 ° C in January, soft values ​​due to the presence of the Mediterranean.

Aerial photo of Cannes



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