By the 2nd century BC the LigurianOxybii established a settlement here known as Aegitna (Αίγιθνα in ancient greek). Historians are unsure what the name means. The area was a fishing village used as a port of call between the Lérins Islands.
In 69 AD it became the scene of violent conflict between the troops of Otho and Vitellius.
In the 10th century the town was known as Canua. The name may derive from "canna," a reed. Canua was probably the site of a small Ligurian port, and later a Roman outpost on Le Suquet hill, suggested by Roman tombs discovered here. Le Suquet housed an 11th-century tower which overlooked swamps where the city now stands. Most of the ancient activity, especially protection, was on the Lérins Islands and the history of Cannes is closely tied to the history of the islands.
The 2006 Cannes Film Festival ran from 17 May 2006 to 28 May 2006. Twenty films from eleven countries were in competition for the Palme d'Or. The President of the Official Jury was Wong Kar-wai, the first Chinese director to preside over the jury.
It was India’s day out at the French town of Cannes last week where the mega-yachts of elite media, tech, and advertising executives dropped anchor in the Mediterranean Sea after a gap of two years due to the pandemic ... The previous best run for Indian agencies at Cannes was in 2017, when they took home 40 metals.
Cannes is back ... The flowing rose at the bar matched the broader — at least outward — tone of the Cannes LionsFestival ... “This could be the last hurrah for a while,” said Richard Raddon, co-CEO of advertising technology company Zefr, in an interview on one of the yachts parked in the Bay of Cannes.
As the Mediterranean sun set on the famous Croisette in the picture-postcard town of Cannes last Friday night, local hoteliers, catering companies, event managers, yacht charter firms and municipality workers were probably breathing a sigh of relief ... And Cannes provides a platform ...
Attorneys for the Washington Commanders worked to keep a former team executive from testifying about a phone call where he reported a sexual harassment allegation to Dan Snyder and Snyder appeared to brush it aside. The exchange took place in 2018 ...Rep ... Dan Snyder's plane, yacht arrive in Cannes as attorney pushes back against Congressional committee.
CANNES — It may be called “BelowDeck,” but the partying took place above it. NBCUniversal and Bravo closed out their presence at CannesLions on Wednesday night with an epic “Below Deck”-themed party on the Luisa yacht that featured Boy George and Vangelis Polydorou scratching the turntables for hours.
Welcome to the Thursday edition of the Pick Six newsletter ... 1. Today's show ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... The House Oversight Committee was also hoping that Daniel Snyder would answer questions under oath, but he was unable to attend because he was hanging out on his super yacht in France ... Several of them released a photo that was taken on Snyder's yacht near Cannes, France.
cannes lions ... Companies shelling out big bucks on mega-yachts at CannesLions ... While she may have felt “gross,” the 41-year-old heiress, who deejayed the event’s afterparty on the iHeartMedia yacht docked in Cannes, stunned in a black dress that she accessorized with sunglasses — despite the evening’s lack of sun.
Following the iHeart-MediaLink soiree at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, Hilton made her way to the afterparty on the iHeart yacht in Cannes, where she deejayed for more than an hour — and slowly melted like the rest of the attendees, including her husband, Carter Reum ... I’m bringing Ibiza here to Cannes,” Hilton said.