10 Interesting Cannes Facts


Cannes Facts:

  1. Every Summer, Cannes hosts the Cannes Film Festival.

  2. On 3 November 201, Cannes hosted the 2011 G20 summit.

  3. The city is known for its association with the rich and famous, its luxury hotels and restaurants, and for several conferences.

  4. Cannes is twinned with: Acapulco, Mexico; Beverly Hills, California, USA; Kensington and Chelsea, United Kingdom; Madrid, Spain & Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

  5. By the 2nd century BC, the Ligurian Oxybii established a settlement here known as Aegitna.

  6. Cannes population is 74,285, as of 2015.

  7. Cannes has friendship pacts with Florence, Italy; Gstaad, Saanen, Switzerland; Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; Moscow, Russia; Papeete, French Polynesia; Tel Aviv, Israel & Turin, Italy.

  8. Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera.

  9. Cannes hosts the Cannes Mandelieu Space Center, headquarters of Thales Alenia Space, the first European satellite manufacturer.

  10. The economic environment is based on tourism, business fairs, trade, and aviation.