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What’s on in Cannes this October

1 October 2015

Enjoy a Fun-Filled Break in Cannes this Autumn

The glamorous towns and picturesque villages of the Côte d’Azur are renowned for offering an array of unique events throughout the year and October’s calendar is already filling up with an exciting selection. From family-friendly film festivals to outstanding trade shows and the chance to sample delicious gourmet food, Cannes and its surrounding area can offer an fun-filled city break this autumn.

‘Un Festival c’est trop Court!’ Film Festival


9th – 16th October 2015

Nice’s European short film festival will return for its 15th year, boasting a comprehensive and diverse programme of approximately 170 films to suit all tastes. The eight day event is set to attract crowds of 7,000 with its jam-packed schedule of screenings, workshops and parties, including a masterclass from actor and director Serge Avédikian. One of the festival’s main objectives is promoting European directors and the spotlight will be on Croatia this year with a choice of 19 films and animations to catch. With a variety of awards up for grabs, some judged by expert juries, the quality will be high and the selection sought-after, making it unmissable for film fans visiting the South of France.

Animated Film Festival 


1st – 31st October 2015

Throughout October, a hundred cities in over 30 countries will be hosting a variety of public screenings, premieres, workshops and exhibitions to celebrate animated film. Over 400 events will be taking place during the 14th animated film festival; two of which will be in close proximity to Cannes. The Espace Magnan in Nice will be hosting a special Halloween event between the 26th and 28th that will include the chance to catch three films including Monster House and take part in origami workshops and treasure hunts. Meanwhile, the scenic village of Cabris, located a 45 minute drive from Cannes, will be offering a programme of six animated films including a preview of Adama and Phantom Boy on national release. Both events will be ideal for a family-friendly day out in the Côte d’Azur.

La Semaine du Goût


12th – 18th October 2015

France is set to celebrate all things delicious during the 26th edition of 'Taste Week' this month. Thousands of events and initiatives will be hosted by industry professionals such as chefs, farmers and producers, each eager to impart knowledge and share their experience of food in restaurants, schools, universities and other public spaces throughout the country. There will be several events taking place close to Cannes, including the chance to discover the craft involved in baking in Nice on the 12th, alongside the opportunity to attend a one hour cooking lesson offered by La Contois Thyme’s chef Beil Denis in Contes on the 13th. Opt for tantalising your taste buds during a four-star stay at Amarante Cannes this autumn with the full programme available here.

The Duty Free & Travel Retail Global Summit


18th – 23rd October 2015

As the world’s largest duty free and travel retail association, TFWA are able to attract the most prestigious brands and industry figures to its events. Its five-day Duty Free & Travel Retail Global Summit will therefore be a key destination for anyone working within the industry; with 3,000 of the latest products on display from a wide variety of exhibitors, and insightful conferences and workshops delving deeper into topics such as South Korea, the largest duty-free and travel retail market in the world. Take the opportunity to source products from the likes of Chanel, Baccarat, Unilever and Samsung, before finding out what the Chief Executive of the TUI Group, Peter Long has to say about the industry or gather information from comprehensive research studies. Situated within the impressive surroundings of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, this exciting event is located less than 15 minutes’ walk from our luxury hotel

Whether you fancy attending a short film festival or inspiring trade show, Hotel Amarante Cannes can offer easy access to a whole range of events this autumn. As well as our city-centre location, we also pride ourselves on offering first-class service and are keen to offer assistance with car rental and sightseeing options to ensure you get the most out of your stay.


The Best Restaurants in Cannes

From alfresco dining, to cosy candlelit dinners, the French Riviera is home to exceptional food throughout the year. All that remains is for you to discover the best of it with our guide to some of the finest restaurants in town, all located within walking distance from Amarante Cannes!

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A Jam-Packed June in Cannes

This June, enjoy a culture-crammed calendar in Cannes, as you savour the French Riviera sunshine at events like MIDEM, Fête de la Musique and National Rosé Day. All taking place just minutes from Amarante Cannes! So why not join us for a luxury summer stay?

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