The 4th of July – Yes, We Cannes!

Croisette signI have been to Cannes many times and have actually watched the International Fireworks Competition from a boat in the bay of Cannes – it was absolutely mesmerizing!

(video link here) (photo link here)

The year, “the American Club of the Riviera will be organizing a 4th of July reception and dinner starting at 8 pm at a centrally located Croisette beach restaurant. From here, guests will be perfectly placed to take in the spectacle; the fireworks will be launched from barges in the bay facing the Croisette, with the music coming from speakers just in front of the restaurant. The evening begins with an 8 pm cocktail reception, followed by a three-course dinner with wine, water and coffee. The fireworks concert lasts about 30 minutes, beginning at 10 pm. Dress for the evening is ”beach smart casual” and all-inclusive prices are as follows: 80€ members, 85€ for non-members, 40€ for children’s menu.”  Full event details are available on the American Club of the Riviera’s website or by emailing:
The Cannes Fireworks Festival will be held on Sunday July 14, Sunday July 21, Monday July 29, Wednesday August 7, Thursday August 15 and Saturday August 24th.
More information HERE
(Source: The Provence Post)

Cannes – A New Garden & A Salsa Festival


Situated at the Pierre Canto Port in Cannes, a new garden with 916 colorful shrubs and plants, and a double stairwell that provides direct access to the gardens on the Croisette, has been completed. The project is the first stage in renovating the port, scheduled to be finished in 2014. (Source: Riviera Times)

This year’s salsa festival will be from July 6-8, 2012.
Since a ‘picture is worth a thousand words;, here is a video for last year’s 2011 festival – Oh, la, la — need I say more?