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Area (sq km): 547,030
Population: 64,102,140
Nationality: French
Local Name: France
Language: French
Time Zone: +1 GMT
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents
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Capital: Paris
Dialling Code: +33
Electricity: 230V/50Hz
Internet Code: .fr
Religion: Roman Catholic
Climate: Mediterranean,
Marine West Coast
Government: Republic
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-17.00
Major Airports: Biarritz(BIQ),
Bordeaux(BOD),
Dijon(DIJ),
Marseille(MRS),
Nice(NCE),
Paris(CDG),
Toulouse(XYT)

French villas by sea & Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival is not only the world’s most prestigious film festival, but it is one of France’s biggest celebrations, and the perfect reason to book French villas by sea. The city becomes awash in glitz and glamour, and is beating with a pulse all its own!

Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival

Located in the charismatic city of Cannes, people come from far and wide to enjoy the sun of the French Riviera, the magnificent watercrafts, the posh soirees and to stay in French villas by sea.

Cannes Film Festival, also dubbed Fete de Cannes, is the 12 days in May when this cosy seaside town suddenly transforms into the most cosmopolitan and posh place on earth. Hundreds of thousands of people descend upon Cannes to screen movies, walk the red carpet, star gaze and party!

Dom Perignon & Brigitte Bardot

From the terrace of French villas by sea, stare in awe at the most impressive yachts mooring in the harbour and serving Dom Perignon. Also take time to explore the neighbouring towns that hold court for the rich and famous, and anyone else that can get in to the party.

It is said that as far back the 1950s the blonde bombshell Brigitte Bardot put Cannes on the map with her seaside photo shoot , and it hasn’t been the same since. During the festival the streets are packed and the parties never end. Now is the time to search VillasPeople.com for French villas so you too can soak up the energy of the Cannes Fils Festival.

Champagne and wine flow unabashedly and the beach is flooded with sunbathers and sport enthusiasts. It is, admittedly, difficult to get into some of the parties and events, but just being there is dreamlike. If you can’t stand the constant flashes of the paparazzi you can always take shelter in French villas by sea.

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