With Cannes Lions 2011 scheduled to start on 19 June, 2011, Campaign India has put together a single page travel guide for adlanders who are heading to the festival.
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Once you arrive at the Nice airport, there is a taxi rank outside each terminal of the airport. There are taxis available day and night. The taxis accept only cash and an approximate cost of a taxi to Cannes during the day (07:00 hours to 19:00 hours) is €65. Between 19:00 hours and 07:00 hours, a taxi would set you back by €85.
While in Cannes, a taxi can be booked through www.taxicannes.fr. A taxi can also be booked on +33 (0)8 9071 2227.
Monte Carlo, Monaco the sight of the picturesque Monaco grand prix is 28.1 miles (45.2 kilometres) away from Cannes. Other than this, a day trip to Nice which is 18.8 (30.25 kilometres) miles and St. Tropez which is 29 miles (46.7 kilometres) away can be undertaken to get away if the festival doesn’t stick to your expectation levels.
Restaurants and bars
Shalimar (Le) is an Indian restaurant.
Follow this link on the Cannes Lion website for a comprehensive list of restaurants and bars around the venue.
Dare and Creative Social have announced the return of the Gutterbarometer (http://gutterbarometer.com/), the must have accessory for this year’s Cannes Lions. Updated from 2010 with the added Carlton Terrace as well as the Cannt bar in London, the gutterbarometer will track a user's GPS location and give points as they spend time at the Gutterbar, on the Carlton Terrace or in London at the Cannt Bar.
Users can compete against their peers or find people using the Google Map view. It is quite useful if a user wants to find someone, although people can choose to switch this off if they want to stay underground. Just download the app here and sign in with Twitter. Done.
Closest Indian consulates to Cannes are:
Indian Consulate in Saint Denis, France
Honorary Consulate General of India in Reunion Island, France
266 Rue Marechal Leclerc
City: Saint Denis
Indian Embassy in Paris, France.
Embassy of India in France
15, rue Alfred Dehodencq
75016 Paris, France
Office Hours: 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM 02:00 PM to 05:30 PM (from Monday to Friday on working days) Deposit of Visas 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM Collection of Visas 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
For those city explorers who are going to Cannes not just for the Awards, but also for some fune, here are some of the recommendations from various travel sites, Virtual Tourist, Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor.