The Cannes Film Festival just closed, back he comes in the form of artistic floral decoration at the Suquet Fleuri. A beautiful shop-window in the old city that many visitors still under the aura of the city star event, came to admire.
Like every year for 12 years, the Cannes municipality has been organizing the Suquet Fleuri.
For the occasion, the historic center of Cannes has bloomed on June 8 and 9, along its shady streets and its cobbled squares, with lavish floral decorations on the theme of cinema. The 7th Art ephemeral garden lazily sprawled along the streets of the village, nestling in every corner stone, up to the forecourt of the church Notre Dame de Bonne Espérance (Our Lady of Good Hope) where a bed of red carnations was spreading. Finally, the flowers path ended at place de la Caste. Opportunities for tourists to discover with delight these little-known places; armed with their camera, they were endlessly photographing these artistic prowesses with cries of delight in front of so much beauty and delicacy.
Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, The Tin Drum by Volker Schlöndorff, The Scafandre and the Butterfly by Julian Schnabel, Transformer 3 by Michael Bay and many other famous films were revisited in delicately carved and fragrant floral dresses with multiple colors, in which the morning dew was still dripping inside the chalices.
On the Place de la Castre, in the shelter of ramparts, between sea and sun, the Provencal Academy marching from the St. Antoine foot of the Suquet hill through the village, made its joyful entry, animating this beautiful event with the sound of bagpipes and tambourines. During her speech, Deputy to Mayor Michèle Vaillant explained that 60,000 carnations, 30,000 fresh flowers stems, 35 cubic meters of soil, 120 feet of lavender and 90 planters were required for these compositions. Bernard Brochand, Deputy Mayor of Cannes, remembered how the Suquet Fleuri echoed Cannes by obtaining the “four flowers” label assigned by a very official contest, and renewed his commitment to make Cannes “a garden city”. He then thanked all those who participated in this wonderful event, especially the students of the Cannes Faculty of Trades in Florist section who participated in the floral decorations.
During the Saturday afternoon, the Suquet Fleuri offered musical animations on the theme of the musics of the films set in floral compositions.