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Old August 25th, 2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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Cannes & Île Ste. Marguerite

You've probably heard of Cannes, most likely because of the international film festival that's held over there every year. It's quite a nice town, but to me there was a bit too much jet set. Not the real jet set, but wannabes. You know, the ones that drive over pedestrians in a 2003 BMW convertible because "they were walking in the way". Just off the coast of the city are two small islands which really are worth a visit though.

One of them is Île Ste. Marguerite, a natural reserve with an old fortress. In this fortress, the "Man with the Iron Mask" was kept imprisoned. It's a famous legend in France about a mysterious prisoner with an iron mask whose identity remains unknown. Hollywood raped the story with the historically incorrect movie Man with the Iron Mask, with Leonardo diCaprio.

1. First, the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, the location of several events, including the film festival.
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Palais by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

2. The old part of the town. It's quite nice, but not very special compared to other cities in the area such as Nice and Menton.
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Old city by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Marina by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

4. On our way to Île Ste. Marguerite, looking back at Cannes.
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Yacht by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

5. On that island, there are beautiful beaches.
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Heaven by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Stones by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Log by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Île Ste. Marguerite by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

9. The fortress.
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Fort by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Fort by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Roofs by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Gull by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Gull by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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IMG_6585 by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Fort by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

16. Back in Cannes.
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Mustang by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Bovenop de heuvel staat een klein kasteeltje. Dat is nu een museum.
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Castle by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Giraffe by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Church by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Cannes by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Cannes by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr

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Shopping by WindwalkerNld, on Flickr
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Old August 26th, 2010, 12:23 AM   #2
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I love the French Riviera. It was my favorite part of my trip to France 11 years ago. I especially have fond memories of the day I spent in Cassis. Unfortunately I never had the time to stop in Cannes (though I spent several days in Nice & Monaco). I'm considering a return trip in the next year or two.
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Old August 26th, 2010, 03:15 AM   #3
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amazing!!! i didn't know cannes and that zone is that beautiful.. i'd love to visit one day
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Old August 27th, 2010, 01:35 AM   #4
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The city looks very nice.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 04:57 AM   #5
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charming city...
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Old August 27th, 2010, 12:00 PM   #6
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Really great, very nice photos from Cannes the town is really great
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Old August 27th, 2010, 03:56 PM   #7
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I've been 3 times in Cannes. It's beautiful, but I agree it's a bit too jetset.
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