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Cannes

Cannes is best known for its world famous film festival and, for two weeks in May each year, attracts the brightest and most talented stars of the silver screen.

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Cannes in detail

Cannes was founded in the 2nd century BC by a Ligurian tribe, and was subsequently colonized by the Romans in 154 AD. During the town's entire history it went through a period of upheaval and desolation by war. In 1834, Lord Brougham, an English aristocrat, was so enchanted by Cannes that he decided to settle there.

This marked the beginning of the town's affluence, with luxury residences springing up to provide winter accommodations for international nobility. From 1930 onward, Cannes became a summer resort. Its local economy had traditionally relied on fishing, but was quickly replaced by tourism.

Today, Cannes is best known for its world famous film festival and, for two weeks in May each year, attracts the brightest and most talented stars of the silver screen.

  • Time Zone GMT + 1
  • Currency Euro (€) 
  • Language French
  • Population 73,234

Cannes Weather

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rainfall in mm

Jan
103
Feb
103.6
Mar
109.7
Apr
97
May
84.9
Jun
65.3
Jul
36.5
Aug
58.2
Sep
119.1
Oct
118.3
Nov
186.1
Dec
123.6