Nowhere on the Cote d'Azur can boast more exclusive hotels, eccentric restaurants or chic boutiques than Cannes, meeting place of the rich and the beautiful. As of the town, wonderfully sited on Ihe Golfe de la Napoule, needed further confirmation of its attractiveness, international congresses and media festivals underline its appeal.
The rise to fame of this resort followed it's discovery by the British chancellor of the exchequer, Lord Brougham, who had to stay in Cannes in 1834 due to an outbreak of cholera in Nice. The harbour was established in 1838, and 30 years later work was begun on the promenade. An exceedingly mild climate, lush subtropical vegetation and a beautiful beach - a largely artificial development - have made Cannes a first rate holiday destination of considerable popularity.