Some places in Cannes
Russian Church of St. Michael the Archangel
The church was designed in 1894 by architect Cannes, New Louis, the Russian church was built for the wife of Tsar Alexander III, Maria Alexandrovna, the Grand Duke Michael. Today, with the new Russian residents, weddings and baptisms follow one another, and the life of the parish is intense. Authorities have kept the tradition are the early days of Christianity, and icons, architecture and choirs.
Today, the Russian Church of St. Michael the Archangel is one of the architectural treasures of Cannes and is at the heart of the spiritual life of the Orthodox community. Under the church is a fairly large crypt, where are buried many famous people: Archpriest Gregory Ostroumov who worked on the construction of the Temple, Prince Peter Alexandrovich of Oldenburg, the Grand Duke Nicolas Romanov and his wife Anastasia, the Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich Romanov and his wife Milica Nikolaevna, daughter of King Nicolas 1st Montenegro.
Address: 40 BOULEVARD ALEXANDRE III 06400 CANNES
Le Suquet (Le Suquet)
This is the oldest part of Cannes. Old town, built on the site of the ancient Roman town on the slopes of Mont Chevalier, consisting of only seven or eight narrow streets. The top of the mountain you can see a panorama of the city, the bay of La Napoule, the Lérins Islands, the Esterel. The castle, the Church of St. Anne and rectangular with a height of 22m, which served as a lookout tower was built in the twelfth century by the monks of Lérins.
Since 1952, exposed the collections of Musée de la Castre, another room is dedicated to various exhibitions. Suquet to admire another historical monument the Church of Our Lady of Hope, built around the XVI-XVII. Centuries in Gothic style of Provence.
La Croisette is a boulevard along the bay of Cannes and having a wide pedestrian promenade away pines bordering the sandy beach. Built on the old coastal road called "path of the small cross," it is known around the world thanks to the Cannes Film Festival and the Festival Hall with the famous red steps down until the start of the walk. Most major hotels are located on the Boulevard de la Croisette and the luxury boutiques and clothing brands.
Beautiful street with tall palm trees, planted in 1871, parks and flower gardens that extend for 3 km along the coast - the prestigious "Palm Beach" casino at the Palais des Festivals. Boulevard lined with architectural gems "Belle Epoque" (Belle Epoque): Carlton, Majestic, Martinez. "
Palais des Festivals and Congresses
Modern complex of glass and concrete with a total area of 6,000 sqm built in 1982. Its world-renowned is because here every year in May, runs the International Film Festival of Cannes. It attracts thousands of tourists and local residents. Winning major stars of the festival leave their handprints on the stone slabs "Walk of Stars" in front of the palace. In addition to the Film Festival, taking place here a large number of international meetings and conferences. The Palais des Congrès is a conference hall of 2500 seats, an auditorium with 1,000 seats and 17 showrooms.
St Peter Port
A pier on the pier Albert-Edouard are moored the most luxurious yachts. From this pier pleasure boats leave for the islands of Lérins.
Pedestrian shopping street, the enchanting Mediterranean charm. You can find cheap clothes shops, souvenir shops, and the best grocery stores in Cannes.
The market is open every day except Sunday. Here you can buy fresh produce. Herbs, vegetables and fruits from local production. Fishmongers stalls are rich, you will find a wide variety of fish and seafood
Antibes street (Rue d'Antibes)
The most elegant street of Cannes, luxury boutiques, clothing, shoes, furs, jewelry, perfumes, decoration ...
Alleys of Liberty
One of the favorite places to walk Cannes and visitors. You will find a beautiful flower market, a flea market on Saturdays takes place there, you can come and search antiques and antiquities. On one of the streets is a monument dedicated to Lord Brougham in Cannes which is the transformation of a popular resort in a world-class city.
This large villa is now divided into apartments. In 1897 the Countess of Torby, granddaughter of Pushkin, morganatic wife of Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov, grand-son of Nicolas I, acquires ownership and is expanding the house, once called Kazbek, the name of a mountain in the Caucasus where the Grand Duke was stationed. Here, the Grand Duke and his wife have lived on and off for over 30 years. Mikhail Romanov died at Villa Kazbek April 26, 1929. In his memory, the front of the villa presented a commemorative plaque.
Square Prosper Merimee
Here, at number five lived a great writer. A close friend of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie. On September 5, 1870 he learned the capture of the Emperor and the proclamation of the Republic, he was swept away by a heart attack a few days later.
Grand Jas Cemetery
The Grand Jas cemetery is located 205 avenue de Grasse in Cannes on the French Riviera. This nine-acre cemetery located on terraces was opened in 1866. It is known for its architecture landscaped with a large floral decoration, and a rich statuary that make it one of the most beautiful cemeteries in France and the number of celebrities who are buried there.
His "English Cemetery" ("English Square") is the final resting place of many British people who have appropriated Cannes. It is dominated by the statue of Lord Brougham, who played a role in the creation of the city from the village of Le Suquet.
At the municipal cemetery of Cannes are buried many celebrities, among them: the famous jeweler Carl Fabergé and his wife, first wife of Pablo Picasso, the Russian ballerina Olga Khokhlova and one of the first Russian aviators Nikolai Popov.