But the city is so much more than just a festival. Situated on the Bay of Cannes along a sheltered stretch of the Mediterranean, Cannes boasts wide sandy beaches, a promenade lined with exclusive boutiques and hotels and a night life to match any major cosmopolitan city.
It won’t be long now until the summer sailing season in the Med is almost over, another blissful summer consigned to the box of marvellous memories. But this is no reason to stay away from the French Riviera. Dwindling crowds, sunny but cooler days and the Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show make September a wonderful month to visit the Cote d’Azur.