Cannes Version Nature invites tourists to discover the attractions of the Cinema Capital spectacular scenery for going green and get a culture tan.
Cannes Version Nature is a free guide for a traveler curious by nature, who will want, beyond the glamorous charm of the favorite destination of world tourism, discover the natural and cultural heritage of a fishing village became “international village”. More known for being the glamor capital of cinema during a fortnight in May, Cannes is a seaside resort on the French Riviera, popular for its mild climate, its palaces, its sandy beaches and its Art de vivre. Using the guide Cannes Version Nature, discover Cannes differently, with the look of a traveler concerned about the preservation of the planet.
A generous biodiversity
From the hills of La Californie or the Croix des Gardes to the Lérins Islands, via the Canal de la Siagne, the Cannes Version Nature guide invites – over 48 illustrated pages – to discover a generous land and marine biodiversity, a local fauna and flora to know or recognize, strolling on thematic routes. The natural 80-hectare park of La Croix des Gardes and its hills, preserved from the real estate pressure, remains Cannes “green lung” and offers 20 km of walks in Mediterranean woodland. The Sainte Marguerite Islands, a protected archipelago classed Natura 2000, contain significant and varied greenery and bio marine diversity for an escapade out of time. The Siagne Valley offers a breath of fresh air in a natural area of 7 hectares where fauna, flora and walkers coexist. The Siagne and the Canal de la Siagne are lined with landscaped areas for leisure and recreation in nature. The Villa Domergue is offering panoramic views over Cannes and an exotic park with century-old trees…
A free guide in English and French
With a circulation 5,000 copies, Cannes Version Nature is a free guide in French and English. It was made with the support of the Hyatt Community Grants, a program that encourages Hyatt hotels worldwide to support local initiatives. It will be broadcast throughout the summer in the tourist offices, in Cannes Town Hall, at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez, at the Mediterranean 2000 stands as well as online, on the Tourist Office website.
The Facebook page of the initiative will allow users to share and discover the best addresses, local recipes, walks, observations of biodiversity, eco-tips, events or initiatives on the environment in Cannes.
The Méditerranée 2000 Association
Since its creation in 1989, the Méditerranée 2000 association contributes to the regional sustainable development through raising awareness and education, to develop an active eco-citizenship by taking part in responsible actions initiated by educational, economic, cultural, and political actors.
A team of 7 employees seconded by volunteers and members from science and industry communities, work together to raise awareness for a better knowledge of the environment and its protection. More than 14 000 citizens and tourists are mobilized each year through school programs and actions on the ground.
The Cannes Version Nature guide was launched on July 8 during a presentation in the presence of numerous Cannoises personalities around Frank Chikli, Delegate for Tourism and Pascale Vaillant, Delegate for the Environment and Natural Areas, Mr. Chassaine, President of Méditerranée 2000 and Mr. Cresta, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez.
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