La Croisette in Cannes
Cannes is a city of luxury, wealth and chic. The popularity of this town holds a film festival. The world of celebrities, public figures will always attract mere mortals. The main place for demonstrating diamonds and other attributes of the wealth of famous people of this world is the Croisette. The three-kilometer embankment is designed to show themselves and explore others. Incredibly beautiful yachts, ships, the sea coast on the one hand, and the glittering of famous hotels, casinos, palaces, expensive cars – on the other. Tall palms, flowers, street musicians and pantomimes, and, of course, recognizable faces complement the beauty. Local residents, and just vacationers, make evening and morning runs. Of considerable age, ladies and gentlemen walk their four-legged friends. Cyclists measure the promenade by skating along the seashore. Every year from July 14 in Cannes begins a surprisingly colorful action – the festival of fireworks. Different countries demonstrate their fiery freaks in the sky. Everyone is going to watch the stunning and bewitching sparkle of the night sky on the embankment. But the film festival becomes the most important event of the year. Why hide, most tourists come to Cannes just for the sake of this event, which takes place at the Palais des Festivals on Boulevard de la Croisette. Let’s not dissemble, the film festival made a name and glorified the promenade. The road to the starry village (how to get there) The way to the beautiful starry town is possible through Nice by air or rail. Trains No. 17 and 18 go to Nice from Moscow (you will be traveling for more than two days). Buses depart from Nice Airport to Cannes. From Paris you can drive to Cannes through Lyon, but you will have to cover a distance of 918 km by car. A beautiful life is not cheap (prices for transport and other services) For covering a distance of 24 km by bus from Nice to Cannes, you will have to pay about 1 euro. A taxi ride in this direction will cost 90 euros. If you want to ride a bicycle along the boulevard, you can rent it for free for half an hour, paying 1 euro for registration. Entrance to the Palm Beach Casino costs 11 euros, and the casino at the Hilton Hotel costs 25 euros. Hotel accommodation is not something that “bites”, it just “eats” finances: from 300-600 euros per day. Timeless fun on the boulevard of entertainment (working hours of objects) Embankment Croisette – a street without time limits. The promenade is available for promenade around the clock. Hotels serve 24 hours. The casino is open until the last customer. Boutiques close after 10 nights. Fun, entertainment, shopping in Cannes – events are timeless. And if you are on festival days, you will not be able to “escape” from entertainment and entertainment events. Time is money, and considerable, on the Croisette (how much time to plan) For tourists traveling not for the sake of idle time, it makes no sense to stay on the waterfront for a particularly long time. You will not receive any information that is significant for yourself on the street, which serves only to empty the pockets of those who come here. It will be enough a couple of hours for a promenade along the famous promenade. While walking, look at all the structures and buildings of the boulevard. For shopping, you need a little more time, based on tastes, desires and available funds. If your arrival coincided with the beginning of the film festival, then euphoria cannot be avoided from what you saw. Cinema industry will “suck” for several days. From the “Way of the Small Cross” to the “red carpet” (a bit of history) In ancient times, there was a coastal road called the “Way of the Small Cross” on the embankment site. Wanderers from all over the world followed this path to the island of Saint Honor in Lerinsky Abbey. The word “crouseto” itself means “small cross” in Provençal. In the Middle Ages, a legendary event took place in Cannes: in confrontation with the Saracens, the cross of Lerinsky Abbey was put up. With the outbreak of war with Spain in 1635, the road was destroyed. By the 19th century, the path was completely obliterated. Lord Broome was among the first to choose the coast for relaxation. In 1834, a cholera epidemic spreads in Nice and its environs. The Lord planned to go to Italy through Nice, but changes his route, stopping at Cannes. He liked the local climate, a little later he builds a house here. Many wealthy Englishmen followed his example. And, starting in the middle of the 19th century, the small village of Cannes turns into a resting place for the wealthy English. The Russian rich were “pulled” to the golden place. But the village did not have a promenade for long walks along the coast, for meetings and discussions of what was happening in the world, for envious glances at someone else’s wealth. The authorities seriously thought about the sea resort. In the 60s of the 19th century, an embankment was built, which was originally called the “Empress Boulevard”. The Croisette is on the list of cultural heritage of France. The boulevard originates from the Old Port and the Palais des Festivals and ends with Cape Palm Beach.