CÔTE D'AZUR & PROVENCE
This weekend in Cannes there is plenty to keep you shopping till you drop! In their own version of 'Black Friday', Cannes City Hall proposes activities, entertainment and attractive services to "boost" Christmas shopping.
David Lisnard, mayor of Cannes, wants to accompany the economic recovery of Cannes' shops as much as possible by proposing a programme of festive activities, all while respecting health standards: pedestrianisation, decorations, street sound system, advantageous parking packages will be proposed during these promotional days in order to attract a maximum of customers in an atmosphere conducive to shopping.
During Cannes' "Black Friday" from 4 - 5 December:
- From 2 pm to 6 pm, bellmen and hostesses equipped with badges and masks bearing the Cannes logo will guarantee a quality welcome to visitors, they will indicate the commercial streets to be used and will be able to help carry the purchases of the Cannes inhabitants to their cars;
- Roses bought thanks to the #HelpCommerces operation will be distributed to passers-by;
- The candelabras of the rue d'Antibes and its crossings will be dressed with decorative bows;
- The same area will be pedestrianised on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2 pm to 7 pm;
- Parking specials of €5.50 after the normal 3-hours free.
- Finally, on Saturday and Sunday, the streets of Antibes, Meynadier, Avenue Francis Tonner, Place Roubaud and Square Barthélémy will be sounded with lively and cheerful music.
Count on Cannes to nourish the spirit!
"Life is not only biological, it is also social, spiritual, human and cultural. It is also about bonding and sharing. The spirit of Christmas unites people and in these times of disaster, it must remain in Cannes synonymous with joy. Christmas is eternal!"
- David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes
The city of Cannes strongly believes that the health context should not prevent us from celebrating Christmas properly. From 1 to 24 December, David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes, invites residents to participate creatively in the end-of-year festivities by decorating their balcony, window and garden and then to send a photo of their creation via a form available on cannes.com. The photos selected by the City will be posted on its three main social networks (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and the most appreciated will win a night's accommodation in a Cannes hotel for two people. To encourage the participants, fun tutorials will be put online every day by the town hall on its website and Facebook page.In addition, Christmas parades will be held in the heart of each Cannes neighbourhoods to be as close as possible to the residents and visible from balconies and terraces. More information to come.
Brighter and brighter lights
In all the districts of the city, street decorations went up on 28 November, the day of the reopening of the Cannes shops. Young and old alike can admire the palm tree garlands on the Croisette, the magnified city entrances, the 3D structures, the immense luminous ceiling on Boulevard Carnot (1,200 metres) and the 33-metre high fir tree in front of the Palais des Festivals and Congresses (lit up on 7 December).
This year, the majority of the motifs were renewed in predominantly white and gold tones. The squares and roundabouts will be embellished with 3D decorations on the theme of cinema.