Cannes is a French commune located in the department of Alpes-Maritimes and the region of Provence-Alpes-Cфte d'Azur.
The Parallel Sections are non-competitive programs which includes Cannes classics; world cinema; the Camйra d'Or that rewards competition" films on Macй beach.
The Cannes area was settled by the second century B.C.E., when Ligurian tribesmen created a settlement known as Aegitna.
Cannes, including the Lйrins Islands, is a commune of the Alpes-Maritimes dйpartement in the Provence-Alpes-Cфte-d'Azur rйgion of metropolitan (European) France.
Cannes is a resort town, tourism is the city’s main source of revenue, and foreign visitors make up 40 percent of the traffic.
Cannes is governed by a municipal council and a mayor.
Around 1530, Cannes became independent of control by the monks.
The city of Cannes covers an area of 7.5 square miles (19.62 square kilometers).
The city is perhaps best known for the annual Cannes Film Festival, during which time its population swells from 70,000 to nearly 170,000.
Located 15 miles from Cannes, the Nice Cфte d’Azur Airport has close to ten million passengers a year.
The name Cannes may derive from "canna," a reed, because the shore was once covered with reeds.
The Cannes Film Festival was established to oppose the interference of the Fascist governments of Germany and Italy in film selection.
Lord Brougham’s Italianate Villa Elйonore Louise, one of the first in Cannes, was built between 1835 and 1839.
The well-known Cannes Film Festival, which takes place there every year in May, is one of a number of large annual events.
Off the coast from Cannes, the Lйrins Islands include the Оle Sainte-Marguerite and the Оle Saint-Honorat, as well as the smaller Оlot Saint-Ferrйol and Оlot de la Tradeliиre, which are uninhabited.
The Cannes Mandelieu Space Center is an industrial plant dedicated to spacecraft manufacturing, located in both Cannes and Mandelieu.
English Lord Henry Brougham (1778-1868), who became Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom, began Cannes' reputation as a resort.
Cannes was selected as the location, and Le Festival International de Cannes was born.
Nineteenth-century Cannes can still be seen in its grand villas, built to reflect the wealth and standing of their owners and inspired by anything from medieval castles to Roman villas.
Cannes is located on the crescent of the Gulf of Napoule, and is backed by a line of wooded hills.
Cannes has a Mediterranean climate, with January temperatures ranging from 43°F to 55°F (6°C to 13°C), and July, from 68°F to 81°F (20°C to 27°C).
The technopolis of Sophia Antipolis lies in the hills beyond Cannes.
The Cannes-Mandelieu Airport is located three miles (five km) west of Cannes and east of Mandelieu-la-Napoule.
The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1946, is one of the world's oldest, most influential, and prestigious film festivals alongside those of Venice and Berlin.
The area around Cannes has developed into a high-tech cluster.
Cannes had 6,500 companies in 2006, of which 3,000 were traders, artisans and service providers.
When prevented by quarantine rules from entering Nice in 1834, he instead went to the nearby fishing village of Cannes.
A castle was built in 1035 to fortify the city, by then known as Cannes, to guard against Muslim raiders.