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Cannes is a city along the French Riviera and located in the Alpes-Maritime deparment in the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It is one of the best known cities along the coast of France and the Cannes Film Festival is known all over the world. It's a luxurious place to spend your holiday but finding a decent priced accommodation is possible as well. Just walk around and be surprised by all the luxury here and soak up the atmosphere.
Cannes has a typical Mediterranean climate. Summers from June to September are warm, mostly between 28 and 32 °C during the day and around 20 °C at night. Most days are sunny and dry. Winters are wetter with temperatures around or just above 10 °C and nights well above zero. Frost and snow are rare.
The nearest important airport is Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur (NCE). Almost every major city in Europe has regular service to this airport, while almost every airport in the UK has service too. There are also flights to Marrakech, Casablanca, Dubai, Algiers, Malta, Tunis, Beirut and even to New York directly from Nice.
Further away but with a significant number of flights is the airport near Marseille.
Destinations include Nice (30 minutes), Grasse (25 minutes) and Marseille (two hours), as well as St-Raphaël.
There are regular services to Nice (1,5 hours) and Nice Airport (40 minutes), as well as more places along the coastline like Antibes, Saint Tropez and Toulon and to places inland.
|Alan Robert's Hotel||16,RUE JEAN JAURES 06400 CANNES||Hotel||82|
|Appia Hôtel||6 Rue Marceau||Hotel||-|
|Atlantis Hotel Cannes||4, rue du 24 Aout 06400 Cannes||Hotel||80|
|Cannes Garden Hotel||7, Rue Moliere 112, Rue d'antibes||Hotel||-|
|Chanteclair||12 rue Forville||Hotel||83|
|Éthic étapes Cannes Jeunesse||Port Du Mourre Rouge||Hostel||-|
|Hotel Balladins||ZI de la Bastide Rouge 242 Avenue Francis Tonner||Hotel||74|
|Hotel Corona||55, Rue d'Antibes||Hotel||-|
|Hôtel La Villa Tosca***||11 rue Hoche||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Ligure||5 Rue Jean Jaurès||Hotel||-|
|Hôtel PLM||3, rue Hoche||Hotel||-|
|Modern Waikiki Hotel||11 rue des Serbes||Hotel||88|
|Hotel Festival||3 Rue Moliére||Hotel||-|
|Eden Paradise Hotel||Impasse des hameaux de beausol Golfe Juan||Hotel||-|
|Azurene Royal Hotel||28 Rue du Commandant AndrÃ©||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Neptune||92, Avenue Francis Tonner||Hotel||-|
|Résidence Maupassant||8 rue de la verrerie||Guesthouse||-|
|Villa Danielle||36 Avenue Maréchal Gallieni||APARTMENT||-|
|The Claremont Hotel||13 Rue Du Vingt-Quatre Août||HOTEL||-|
|Appart Hotel Odalys Les Félibriges||91-93, rue Georges Clemenceau||APARTMENT||-|
|Hotel Amiraute||17 Rue Maréchal Foch||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Bellevue||47 Avenue de Grasse||HOTEL||83|
|Loft Lycklama||17, rue de Lycklama||Apartment||-|
|Hotel Abrial||24 Boulevard de Lorraine||HOTEL||-|
|Des Congrès et Festivals||12 Rue Teisseire||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Lutetia||6 rue Michel Ange||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel de France||85 rue d'Antibes||HOTEL||-|
|ExcelSuites Résidence||93 boulevard Carnot||APARTMENT||-|
France is one of the best connected countries in the world, with data speed for upload/download ranked among the top 5 in the world. Most hotels and hostels would have in-house facilities to provide free internet access. Many major cities also have initiatives put in place to provide free wi-fi connection in public spaces. Alternatively there are internet cafés available in most cities/towns at a reasonable rate. Some private businesses, such as local cafés (or even the Starbuck's chain), may also provide wi-fi connectivity - keep an eye out for the signs by the shop windows/doors. Also look for the @ symbol prominently displayed, which indicates internet availability. However, with most homes now wired for the internet, cyber cafés are increasingly hard to find, especially outside the major cities.
See also: International Telephone Calls
To dial an international number from France, the IDD is 00, followed by the country code that you wish to dial, the area code and the phone number.
To call France from abroad, start with the international direct dialing (IDD) code from the country you're in, followed by French country code 33, the area code (drop the first zero in front of the area code), and the phone number. French telephone numbers are rarely given without the area code. The telephone number, including the area code, is made up of 10 digits. They are written in a set of 5 pairs of digits (i.e. 01 xx xx xx xx xx).
In France, the area code designations are: 01 - Paris Area ("Région Ile-de-France"), 02 - northwest, 03 - northeast, 04 - southeast, 05 - southwest, 06 - mobile phone providers. From 2010 onwards, 07 will also be assigned to mobile phone providers in order to cater for the surging demands for mobile phones.
Emergency numbers are 15 (medical aid), 17 (police station) and 18 (fire/rescue). You can also use the European emergency number 112 (perhaps a better choice if you don't speak French). These calls are free and accessible from virtually any phone, including locked cellphones.
France uses the GSM standard of cellular phones (900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands) used in most of the world outside of the U.S. There are several companies (Orange, SFR, Free, Bouygues Télécom and some others MVNOs like Virgin Mobile) offering wireless service. The country is almost totally covered but you may have difficulties using your mobile phone in rural or mountainous areas. If you stay for some time, it may be advisable to buy a pre-paid cell phone card that you can use in any phone that supports the GSM standard on the 900/1800 MHz bands. Then incoming calls and SMSes are free.
La Poste in France is also referred to as the PTT (short for postes, télégraphes et téléphones). The mailboxes are painted bright yellow and often there is a slot for local city mail and another slot for "outside mail". Normally there is a queue in the post office, but most of the post offices have the self service machine installed which is quite easy to operate. Nowadays many of the tabac and even some of the souvenir shops also sell postage stamps. Normally an overseas postcard costs almost as much as sending a letter. Mails sent in France also have a zip code. The first two numbers represent the administrative department (e.g. in Paris' case that would be 75).
Post offices are generally open from 8:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Friday, and 8:00am to noon on Saturdays. Apart from the basic job of mailing letters, most of the post offices do some banking activities also and some even have photocopy machines and cyber cafes for internet access.
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