Friday, February 15, 2013

Cannes, Provence hideaways.

Cannes was once a small fishing port with about 500 houses around Mont Chevalier, the area now known as le Suquet. In 1834 Cannes was discovered by Lord Henry Brougham, the British Lord Chancellor. Accompanied by his daughter Eleanor, he was on his way to Nice, still part of Italy but already a fashionable winter resort for the British aristocrats. However he was turned back at the border, which had been closed by the auhtorities due to a cholera outbreak in Nice. As it was already getting late, they stopped for the night in Cannes... Read more...


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