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What's On in summer in Cannes?

Having your property in Cannes means that you get to make the most of these exciting events! if you've got an apartment in Cannes Banane then you can earn really good income from it during many of the Cannes Festivals as there are so many visitors to the town during these high-profile events.



April sees MipTV, the world’s premier audiovisual market, come to the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. For five days, this event attracts all of the global movers and shakers in the world of television, and around 12,000 delegates come and represent over 90 countries! This event reflects everything shaping television today and is an ideal context for negotiating programme rights, co-productions and partnerships.



May is a busy month on the French Riviera as it is jam-packed full of exciting activities. One of the highlights in the Riviera’s calendar is the Cannes Film Festival, a glitzy and glamorous event which is attracts celebrities the world over and takes centre stage in Cannes in the middle of the month. The Cannes Film Festival is a prestigious forum for all styles, schools and genres of film. As well as being the most special place for film industry professionals to meet, the Festival is especially attentive to the talent of artists that contribute to the growth of the medium. Throughout the years, the Festival has become famed for the balance it has established between the artistic quality of the films and their commercial impact.

Also in May is La Nuit Européenne des Musées which sees a vast array of participating museums across Europe open their doors for one day mid-month completely free of charge. You will also find that May is packed with bank holidays in France so make the most of them!



If you’re here mid-month then you’ll experience the annual Fête de la Musique, a one day event that takes place in cities across France. Created in the 1980s by the Ministry of Culture, the aim of this festival is to broaden music’s reach and so there are plenty of free concerts in streets and bars throughout France.

The Cannes Lions Advertising Festival also takes place in June for seven days. This event is the only annual gathering of the world’s advertising, creative, interactive, film, radio and marketing communities and attracts delegates the world over.



July sees music lovers flock to Juan les Pins for the Jazz à Juan festival, where audiences can enjoy concerts from world renowned acts in a stunning setting by the sea.

If you’re here for the 14th July then you’re in for a treat. This national bank holiday, known as Bastille Day, triggers many celebrations throughout France so head down to the beach for a spectacular fireworks display; each town will have its own. Shopaholics will also want to take advantage of the summer sales throughout France; these usually start mid-July and finish around the middle of August.



Over July and August, Cannes welcomes a spectacular firework competition: the Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique, a contest in which different countries battle it out in the Bay of Cannes to have the best display. This is one of the biggest events of its kind, welcoming around 200,000 people each year, and is in a fantastic setting.

Also in Cannes in August is a festival called Pantiero. This annual music festival features a variety of musical styles, from hip hop to indie and more, and aims to discover new artists on the music scene.



The month of September sees the Festival de la Plaisance come to Cannes. This is the city’s International Boat and Yacht Show and attracts yacht enthusiasts from all over the world to the port of Cannes. Here, some of the most luxurious and extravagant boats in the world are on display and they may just tempt you to buy a slice of the Riviera high life! This display attracts around 50,000 visitors to Cannes.

The annual Weekend du Patrimoine is held across France in the middle of September. This event sees all of the museums, observatories and lots of government building open for free, with plenty of free guided tours and things to do.