With its Mediterranean climate, stunning waterfront, haute cuisine restaurants and high-end stores, Cannes has plenty to offer holidaymakers from around the world. Now, the jewel of the Côte d’Azur has even more to offer, with the beach made bigger and better for the summer season.

The beach at Cannes has been improved over recent months to make it even more attractive for visitors and property owners

The 1.4-kilometre-long beach has been widened from its former 25-30 metre width, to an impressive 40 metres in places, providing more space for everyone, from sunbathers to families building sand castles. It is the first major widening operation to take place since the 1960s, with some 80,000 cubic metres of sand brought in to bolster the shoreline.

Cannes is one of the most exciting destinations on the Côte d’Azur. In the world’s most visited country, it does an excellent job of vying for the attention of France’s 89 million annual visitors. With the work completed over the winter months it has ensured that the beach is even bigger and better for this summer’s visitors. The famous palm tree-lined waterfront walkway, the Promenade de la Croisette, has also been revamped ready for the summer, with improved surfaces and a new bikeway.

An array of outstanding properties

Commented Fleur Buckley, Property Services Manager, FrenchEntrée: “Cannes has a history of attracting the rich and famous, from the aristocracy in the 19th century to some of the most recognised names in the global film and music industry today. Over time, we’ve seen a trend for the wealthy flocking to Cannes to build an array of outstanding properties. The result is an eclectic, exclusive mix of architectural styles, which serve to create an exciting local property scene for those looking to buy second homes on the Côte d’Azur.”

Fleur Buckley continued: “Cannes is one of the most popular property markets in the world. It is no coincidence that it is the location of the annual MIPIM property event, which attracts attendees from across the globe. The city’s eye-watering price tags certainly reflect its popularity, but with so many wonderful homes on offer, the market is nonetheless competitive, though very much high end.”

Whether they’re in town to pick up a multi-million-pound property, or simply to enjoy the stunning surroundings and balmy climate, the widening of Cannes beach will benefit all of those who visit the city this summer. It ensures Cannes’ continued position as the highlight of the French Riviera.

For further information, contact FrenchEntrée at: propertysales@frenchentree.com.