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LA CROISETTE, CANNES
This world-famous Boulevard follows the ancient seaside road known as the “chemin de la petite croix” or the “road of the little cross”, from where it derives its name. It is best known for the many congresses that take place at the Palais des Festivals and in particular the “Festival International du Film”, and the countless stars that crowd the stairs and the red carpets.
The popularity of La Croisette each May at Film Festival time lends notoriety to the hot spots of Cannes and luxury is omnipresent through the high-end boutiques, the star chefs, the five-star hotels, and the luxury apartments and residences so popular with the cognoscenti of Europe. However, there is much more to it than that.
The sandy beaches are meticulously cared for and cleaned both on-shore and off, and the beach bars and restaurants are of a quality and gastronomic appeal to rival any in the world, both welcoming and elegant. The extensive gardens and walks along its 3km length from the Old Port and the Palais des Festivals in the west, past some of the most impressive real estate in the world, to the Pointe Croisette at the far eastern end of Palm Beach are beautifully gardened. There is street art on display, there are sections given over to roller skaters, to pavement artists, to exceptional rose gardens and in winter fabulous displays of cyclamen and tulips in spring; there are no less than three ports with yachts and boats of all sizes through which one is free to wander if one wishes, and there are fairs, country markets, and world beating fireworks displays set to music, enjoyed by thousands who turn out onto La Croisette, and many more watching from their apartment balconies and homes.
For the local resident or holiday-maker there is little to beat a leisurely stroll along La Croisette in the warm evening sun in winter or summer, to watch the magnificent sunsets across the bay lighting up the bright red Estérel Hills in the west, and to stop for a glass of chilled rosé and an apéritif of olives and canapés while quietly observing the world go by. Hundreds turn out, children on their scooters and parents and pushchairs, and yes, the occasional face you may recognise from a magazine or a film.
Not quite as popular but every bit as enjoyable are the mornings when the Croisette wakes up to the beat of early joggers, and the footsteps of those who prefer a brisk walk to get the circulation going, and a stretch of their legs before a busy day. La Croisette is for all people, for all occasions, and for all seasons.