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Houses for sale in Cannes

Built on the site of an ancient Ligurian city, on an elevation that slopes down to the Gulf de Napoule and with a back drop of the Massif de Esterel, it is difficult to imagine a more splendid location than that of Cannes on the French Riviera. Sheltered by the surrounding hills, Cannes enjoys the most privileged mild and temperate climate. Cannes is one of the highest visited cities in Europe thanks to perhaps to the most renounded film festival in the world, The Cannes Film festival every May. There are other numerous international events and congress throughout the year making Cannes a fashionable resort of truly international proportions.

Only 1 or 2 hours from most major European cities, Nice International airport is but a short 20 minute drive from Cannes making this region of the French Riviera one of the most popular retreats for busy Europeans throughout the year. Cannes enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per annum and you can find yourself adorning a pair of sun glasses whilst sipping an aperitif on La Croisette in any winter month.

Cannes stretches some 9 kilometers from La Bocca district to the rocks of the Fourcade to the east. From the harbour the town presents a truly magnificent panorama with a mix of both modern and èpoque architecture. The city is centered on rue d'Antibes and La Croisette . A truly cosmopolitan boulevard, this 3 kilometre promenade around the harbour goes from the old port in the west past the Palais des Festival and onto Port Canto and Palm Beach in the east. An evening stroll along La Croisette is truly one of the most enjoyable past times for any visitor to Cannes on the French Riviera

The walk along the boulevard presents quite a spectacle in itself, performed against the backdrop of the sea, golden beaches and palm trees. La Croisette is the true symbol of the rapid expansion Cannes has enjoyed over the last century. With a concentration of luxury hotels, impressive private apartment blocks and residences plus the prestigious global luxury brand boutiques.

In contrast to the opulence of La Croisette is the area known as Le Suquet. The oldest part of Cannes, where the streets and houses cluster around the slopes of Mont Chevalier. Le Suquet has the intimate, quiet and peaceful feel of a village – in stark contrast to the bustling streets below following the coast line in the bay of Cannes. After a steep climb past the restaurants and shops within this old part of Cannes there are some lovely cafes in which to rest a while before descending into the vivaciousness of Cannes and La Croisette.

Cannes is the perfect location for a weekend getaway and the ideal choice for a second house in the sun. Whether you're interested in a house near the coast in Cannes, or a villa further behind the coast in the hills such as Valbonne or Mougins – renting a villa in the South of France is an excellent way of finding a location and seeing whether this region of the South of France is really where you want to buy a house. There are many tremendous houses or apartments to rent in Cannes throughout the year, whether you're looking for a short 2 week break or longer term over the summer months.

Many reputable real estate agents in the area have specialist villa rental departments specialising in seasonal villa rental in Cannes and other areas on the French Riviera. They will make sure every little detail is looked after for your vacation on the French Riviera in Cannes . From car hire to helicopter transfers and chefs to nanny services – these specialist rental agencies in Cannes will be on hand throughout your vacation on the French Riviera.

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