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Qautio Real Estate Agency – Claus Fermann

  Claus Fermann arrived in Cannes back in 2008. Prior to this, he had been working as an international management consultant in the IT (Information Technology) industry, delivering his management services and skills to some of the worlds largest IT companies, such as Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, in Sophia-Antipolis. Cannes marked a radical life changer for Claus Fermann, who decided to not only to change completely his professional life from IT to real estate, but also his lifestyle.  “Before I had 300 travelling days a year and I travelled around all the time. Now I stay here in Cannes at least 300 …

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Gala performance in memory of Maya Plisetskaya

On July 31, 2016, a Gala-performance, dedicated to the 90th birth anniversary of Maya Plisetskaya, was held at Cannes Palais des Festivals. The event was organized by Askaneli Art, BALLET2000 and Visual Classics, with the support of Rosatom. Principal dancers and Soloists of the world greatest ballet companies performed at Gala – Principal Dancer with the Mariinsky Ballet Diana Vishneva, Principal Dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet Friedemann Vogel, Principal Dancer with the Vienna State Ballet Davide Dato, as well as Sergio Bernal (Ballet Nacional de España), Vladimir Shklyarov (Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg), Ósiel Gouneo (English National Ballet, with his partner …

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The Circus is back in town

The Circus is back in town… http://www.cirque-gruss.com Do you remember the very first time you went to the Circus as a kid?? – the large colourful tent, the music, the ambiance, the popcorn, sitting down with your parents and the lights go out…silence…the show is just about to begin! – the music lights up and a large bellowing voice announcing the programme – and then the magic of the circus just over whelms you, and you slip into the amazing world of acrobats, exotic dancers, lions & tigers ….not to mention the lovable clowns falling over each other! …. Well …

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DJ Robles – live

Bruno Robles fait son festival Dj sur les plages de Cannes en Juillet Cela fait 30 ans qu’il vous réveille tous les matins et qu’il vous accompagne de bonne humeur à la radio ! Alors qu’il se destinait à une carrière de musicien professionnel, Bruno Roblès a très vite croisé la route des micros de radio. De ses passages à Skyrock et NRJ jusqu’à l’animation de la matinale de RFM ainsi que Présentateur Tv sur TF1. Avec son complice Pascal Gigot, il crée le Festival Roblès sur NRJ. Pendant six ans, de 1995 à 2001, ils animent ensemble les matinales …

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69th edition: supervised stars Last year I was all “émotionnée” to participate in my first festival … I had waited for this moment for so many years (read here ) that it gave him a special flavor. There, finally as the thousands of people who are coming to Cannes from May 11 to 22 ,I have the sensation of jumping back into a train which I know the destination! I enjoy doing my jaded, but we are all alike, the Festival who cares a bit and then crescendo, in the spring, suddenly ads carefully orchestrated, we’ll get caught in a …

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November weekend in Cannes

What an amazing weekend!!!! Full on action …. One month has gone by since after the storm hit Cannes – and the city is already on its feet!! Not that it was ever down! – hours following the storm that hit the city on the 3rd October the city was full on with the clean up, the City Hall “Marie” had everything under control,  MIPCOM was starting  (the Worlds entertainment content market) with over 13000 participants! And they could only walk by and admire the Cannes attitude! Solidarity. Did the city come to a stand still?? NO – without emails, no …

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Dear Cannes

Dear Cannes, I have never liked you. You overcharge me. You’re not very nice. And you celebrate all the worst aspects of the entertainment industry: Celebrity, exclusivity, vanity, excess. I suppose you’ve never liked me much either. I don’t speak your language. I ask dumb questions about the menu. And I make kids’ TV shows, which, in a town like Cannes, is the equivalent of making finger paintings in Florence. Plus, I’m an American. So, strike three. But the freak storm that hit your town on Saturday night October 3rd changed many things for me. I was eating risotto at …

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MIPCOM October 2015

Every year, the Palais des Expositions in Cannes, on France’s Mediterranean Coast, hosts numerous events that gather some of the world’s rich and powerful. While the Cannes movie festival tends to attract all the attention, there are a lot of other gatherings that turn in to game changers for industries or art. One of them is MIPCOM. MIPCOM (hilarious name, huh?) is actually an acronym of the phrase “Marché Internationale de Programmes Communications”, which in English means “International Market of Communications Programmes”. Basically, it’s an annual trade show for actors on the global market for entertainment. That includes everything from big TV companies, …

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Riviera Classic Car Hire is 1 year old!

It’s the perfect day…June 2012 – blue sky and I’M sitting on a fountain in Beaune (French pronunciation: [bon]) which is the wine capital of Burgundy in the Côte d’Or department in eastern France. Sipping good wine and wasting time!! – what can I say? the perfect setting…till…the bl….dy phone kills the moment! – Yes we left the buzzing busy life of London for a long weekend! A break from work , a break full stop! Last minute booking, spur of the moment inspiration and we are driving through the the wine fields in a Bentley and a Fiat 2000 – …

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Cow Parade

Its the 7th October and MIPCOM is in full swing at the Palais des Festivales – the sun is back, the sky is blue – and I am scooting around. Riding slowly around Palm Beach – I am making the most of the fantastic weather we are having – then suddenly……. SPARKLES of colours in the park – what is happening – what am I seeing??? A herd of Cows in CANNES?  What an amazing sight. Of course NOT real ones! These are very very special – life size fibreglass cows – each one designed by local artists. You will …

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Artistes du Monde Cannes

What an amazing encounter  and what an even more amazing exposition… which takes place every year in September coinciding with the Royal Regate Yacht dates – and this year being the fifth consecutive year in a row. Have you ever walked by an Art Gallery and never stepped in, as in my case? Either because there was no-one else in, looked too expensive for your pocket, or simply art sitting around on its own. Perhaps too cold and impersonal and when you do step in ….no real explanation about the artist – apart from some brief history ? What I want …

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37th Regates Royales PANERAI

Its September, the skies are blue, slight wind in the air, and they are here….yes!! again history, elegance, and beauty meet up in the old port of Cannes – for the annual Régate Royales Panerai.   As of the 20th to the 27th September Cannes is proud again to be the centre stage of some of the worlds most exclusive and elegant classic yachts – racing in the prestigious “Trophee Panerai”. 60 plus strong  DRAGON fleet, and an amazing armanda of classic boats, all lined up for a week long gathering – racing, elegance and power – truly a spectacular …

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It’s the 20th September – 8am – and the sun is already shining in the deep blue skies of the Cote D’Azur! and we are off to CANNES. Expected temperature up to 24°c – in the afternoon – YES a perfect day ahead! But lets go back to 8am….. we are off to attend ODYSSEA – a family run in the centre of Cannes for the association awareness “Breast Cancer” – www.odyssea.info – racing around France – BRAVO Nervous, excited – my girls have there new shoes – in the car and off we go. As we get closer we …

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The 38th Yachting Festival 2015

It’s the finest show in Cannes – the 38th Yachting Festival 2015 – the sunshine is there to welcome everyone! ..and we were amongst the 50 000 expected visitors this year – visiting some 496 stands – and there is just about everything you can imagine – engines, propellors, annexes, insurance, yachts and most importantly some amazing looking hosts – from all over the world – ready to welcome you!  – a real buzz Is the luxury market suffering??? NO – the stands are full, drink is flowing, contracts are signed, boats are tried – an amazing action packed trade show …

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Peppa Pig Visits MIPTV

Guests of film & TV production company, eOne Entertainment, were surprised by a visit from kids TV star, Peppa Pig, during their cocktail party at MIPTV. Local stand build & design company, Tangram, also asked us to photograph the new 200 sq. meter stand, which also has a beach terrace – a great location for the TV executives & producers, etc, to wind down after a busy day buying & selling TV programmes. Photos: Pat Denton

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