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Snapshots from Cannes will make you wish you were there too

May 15, 2014 18:42 IST

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So good, they'll make you reach for your vacation planner!

Apart from its world renowned film festival, the idyllic Cannes, located in the French Riviera, is a famous tourist spot.

So when eminent movie personalities from around the world assemble for one of the most high profile events of the year every May, its like (in parts) the exotic, luxurious vacation everyone is desperate to sign up for.

The sights from the city of Cannes are so tranquil and picture perfect, you'll find yourself looking for ways to attend the film festival next year, or maybe plan a vacation; whichever comes easy.

Allow us.

A banner announcing the commencement of Fait Le Mur exhibition, as part of the ongoing film festival, hangs between two high rises in Cannes.

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Riders take their bicycles out for a spin on a pleasantly sunny day on the tree-lined streets of Cannes.


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Take a moment to appreciate this dreamy beach side that awaits film fest revellers and tourists.


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An installation in front of an Armani store in Cannes.

Besides its beaches and luxury yachts, the French city is also known for its designer shops.


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Locals pass by a cutout of Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore from Charlie's Angels.


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A huge poster of American action film AWOL 72 adorns a wall.


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The opulent entrance of the Carlton hotel.

Built in 1911, the 343-room luxury hotel is listed by the French government as a National Historic Building.


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Movie fans and locals flock the Palais des Festivals, venue for the festival, ahead of its opening ceremony.


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The extravagant red carpet entrance to the venue.


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Mounted cops patrol the area around the festival venue.


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