Cannes is the film capital of Europe, but when the glitterati leave and the red carpet is rolled up, what’s left?
Plenty. There’s much more to this city than the legendary palm-fringed seafront, La Croisette, and its 12-day festival of movie stars.
Cannes has transformed itself into one of France’s leading hubs for tourism, trade fairs and conventions. It doesn’t remain empty for long after the exit of more than 30,000 accredited film-industry professionals, as the next round of visitors swarm in and keep the city buzzing.