If you’re preparing your bags for the Cannes Film Festival 2012, you’ll find it useful to know about the 5 most interesting activities during the breaks of the Cannes Film Festival.
Castre Tower. On the hill of Le Suquet (which offers views of the bay) is the famous Tower of Castre (located in the square) that in the past was part of the Castle of Cannes: from this tower you can enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the city. But it is not the only reason worth visiting: in its inside, it houses a very interesting archaeological museum, which collects and displays ethnographic materials from around the world, with a very complete section linked to the Mediterranean.
Gardens: Do not miss the Park-Garden Residences Champfleuri that hosts a variation of gardens from ones in the Japanese style to the ones in German style. Also you must certainly visit the gardens of Villa Rothschild with the palms, a symbol of Cannes, the ornamental fountains and the exotic gardens.
Le Suquet: It is the hill from where you can admire Cannes and its bay with its small islands and
views that cannot be missed because of the intense colors of the sea, the harbor and the town itself.
La Croisette, is the most famous promenade in the world. It follows the curve of the bay for 3km, in a succession of flower gardens and exotic palms with elegant buildings and prestigious hotels.
Festival of Cannes by night
The Palais du Festival is right by the sea and it is all decorated with large lions.
After the festival, Cannes fills with noise, people stroll along the Croisette, but something in reality happens in front of their own eyes and they don’t seem to notice it. These are the private parties, aperitifs on yachts, intimate dinners and, in the end, after-dinner at the Martinez (absolutely never before midnight). That is the hidden Cannes, obscure to the most, but real place for meetings and discussions.
If also you want to live an unforgettable experience, on the Mediterranean Yacht Charter’s site, you will find the prices to rent a yacht during the Cannes Film Festival 2012.