Each year, the Mayor of Cannes David Lisnard and the City Council welcome new Cannes residents at a reception organized in the gardens of the Villa Domergue.
The meeting was held in the beautiful gardens of the stately Villa Domergue, named after the famous Cannes painter, located in the prestigious district of La Californie. David Lisnard, surrounded by several members of the City Council and members of the Association AVF (Accueil Villes de France), favored a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to present the many advantages of Cannes.
A nice sharing moment
This moment of sharing with the new inhabitants of the town, aimed to present the city of Cannes, its major projects, its history, but also to develop friendships with the new Cannois citizens.
Cannes, international city
In his welcome address David Lisnard said he was proud to receive these newcomers. He recalled that Cannes, this former fishing village, is now a city open to the world through its international status. Indeed, Cannes is now the second conference city in France with a Palais des Festivals and Congresses among the most efficient in Europe.
The Palais des Festivals generates significant economic benefits and created more than 18,000 jobs. Cannes remains the top city for Business to Business fairs, the third city in population terms in the Alpes-Maritimes (74 273 permanent residents and up to 220,000 in summer). The Cannes-Mandelieu is the second business airport in France.
Being happy in Cannes
But David Lisnard, in love with his city he calls his “earthly paradise”, never ceases to remind us that to preserve this gem of beauty, everyone must respect the rules of local patriotism, courtesy, respect and fight against incivility.
To make the city livable, he invited all these newcomers to experience the “adventure Cannes” through its Provençal roots. To this end, he revived the famous Provence jousting.
David Lisnard invited the new residents to discover Cannes wonderful artistic and cultural programs, offering the cheapest ticket prices in the region. He recalled that, for this purpose, he has set up a bus service at night so that everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, can make the most of every night shows without worrying about the time.
For seniors who want to continue their education, Cannes Université offers them cultural activities and lessons accessible to all, and the “Bel Age” clubs allow to meet many new faces.
Sports enthusiasts can indulge, for a ridiculous price, in tennis or swimming that the superb facilities of the all-new Montfleury complex offers them.
Respect and solidarity
Throughout his presentation, David Lisnard showed that Cannes is a vibrant, active and very pleasant city if you know to share it and join together in solidarity with the inhabitants city.
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