Cannes, Revisited ~ France

In the 1950s, the Festival became more popular thanks to the attendance of celebrities such as Kirk Douglas, Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant, Romy Schneider, Alain Delon, Simone Signoret and Gina Lollobrigida.

Marilyn Monroe is pictured on the poster celebrating the film festival’s 65th anniversary. Otto L. Bettmann took this photo of Marilyn.

May 16 marks the start of the annual Cannes Film Festival. In celebration of its 65th anniversary, Marilyn Monroe was chosen as the icon to grace the festival’s official poster, which also pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the star’s death.

Please see my Allure of Cannes post for photos of my first trip to Cannes.


36 thoughts on “Cannes, Revisited ~ France

  1. Hey lovely M – I enjoyed reading about the old town a little more than the glitz & glamour of the film festival. Your writing transported me there with you. Just lovely (and peonies are my favourite, too). πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much Syders! So glad my writing did that – ultimate compliment! I really enjoyed the old own; it just felt so calm and being surrounded by the architecture wasn’t bad either. I couldn’t resist the peonies – they were out of season for my wedding in Oz, but that was a different story when we reached France! They would look good in your paper bag vase πŸ™‚

    • Personally, I recommend Cannes fergiemoto. I really enjoyed the buzz and then loved being able to see the old town – so quiet and residential. I hope you make it there – plenty of time. Thank you!

  2. Great post Marina. I missed it the first time so I’m glad you reblogged. It may only have been a Cybershot you were taking the pictures with but the eye was there and it just shows in the right hands, the little point and shoot digitals take good pictures. πŸ™‚

  3. Cannes is not my most favorite town of the French Riviera, but I do admit it’s very picturesque. I always prefer lesser known and commercialized villages, they release a more authentic feel. I love that part of France though, you never stop discovering interesting corners.

    • Hi Angela, I haven’t been to enough of the French Riviera to make a comment though I do rate Cannes as a nice balance between the provincial and the international. I was so surprised at how quiet and calm the old town was – and it was minutes away from the waterfront. I look forward to going back. Thank you!

    • Thank you so much – I am really happy you liked the post. Ahhh, the peonies were so beautiful and the streets of the old town were just as depicted. Pretty, quiet, and provincial.

  4. Love love love love!!!! An awesome post Marina! We won’t make it to Cannes on our trip but will visit St Tropez briefly while we are there – a fabulous re- cap! PS -I would soooo love a croissant right now!

  5. it’s so beautiful there… for some reason it reminds me of Portugal… maybe because it’s by the sea and because of those narrow streets and colourful houses πŸ™‚ Wonderful place πŸ™‚ And I love your little coffee breaks, they make me want to make a cup of coffee for myself πŸ™‚

    • I would love to visit Portugal! Cannes is a lovely place and it has something for every type of traveler. It helps that it is an hour train ride from Monaco too! Thanks πŸ™‚

  6. Another fun trip with you through your beautiful photographs! I just realized this morning I wasn’t receiving your posts in my email and low and behold I inadvertently shut off the receive post button on wordpress! I have some catching up to do!

    • Thanks Karen, Cannes is somewhere i wouldn’t mind being right now. I am glad you took the time to go through some posts – I hope I haven’t been doing the same thing with my blog post buttons!

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