Discover the Russian Art Festival
The Russian Art Festival (Festival de L' Art Russe) celebrates the historic and artistic connections between France and Russia. Exhibits and shows include a broad range of culturally significant art, music, dance, folklore and cinema. Organized by the Russian Cultural Foundation, the festival has eating venues and other Russian-based activities.
Recent editions of the Russian Art Festival in Cannes were held in the iconic Palais des Festivals located next to the harbour on Bd de la Croisette. The Croisette is one of the best-known boulevards in the French Riviera. Past editions of the Russian Art Festival wowed audiences with visually stunning ballets and other pieces that portray the origin of the Russian soul. There is usually a cinema day. Past editions held cinema day on the last day of the festival to highlight Russian Cinema.
Visiting Cannes during the Russian Art Festival gives you the opportunity to stay in Cannes and close to the festival action. The Palais des Festivals is within walking distance of several five-star hotel and dining experiences. Then if you need a little excitement, head over to the Cassino Barriere for some slot machine action.
Where to stay during the Russian Art Festival
Okko Hotel Cannes Centre
Proximity to both the Croisette and the Palais des Festivals make Okko Hotel Cannes a smart choice for stay during the Russian Art Festival. There are 125 rooms, each of which has been designed for comfort. Nearby is the Rue d ‘Antibes, an outdoor strip of shops and restaurants. Okko Hotel is just minutes away from Le Suquet district.
The Hotel Martinez is a classic Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) hotel that captures the sunny playful atmosphere of the sand and sea. To say the Martinez is a Cannes landmark would be an understatement. Since its opening in the twenties, it’s represented the light-hearted culture of beach on the French Riviera. The Hotel Martinez combines art deco and contemporary design to give guests a classic feel with a modern touch.
The Hotel Victoria is a boutique hotel with unquestionable elegance. Located a mere 150 meters from the Croisette, the hotel has 25 cosy rooms. With an inner courtyard, the Hotel Victoria is a tranquil setting in an urban setting. The Deluxe Terrace room offers views of the courtyard and swimming pool.
Where to eat during the Russian Art Festival
La Toque d'Or
La Toque d’Or is located near the Forville Market, a classic open-space French market. The deli offers charcuterie and cured meats among other local favourites. With its fresh ingredients and chef presentations, La Toque d'Or is a local favourite.
Aux Bons Enfants
Chef Luc Giorsetti is the latest of 3 generations to own and run Aux Bons Enfants. This classic Southern France restaurant serves Provençal cuisine typical of the region. Try the house-cured salmon gravlax. Like many small French restaurants, Chef Giorsetti visits the Forville Market each morning for fresh-sourced ingredients.
Serving traditional cuisine, l'Affable is in the centre of Cannes. Billed as a contemporary bistro, the restaurant earned a prestigious Michelin rating. The menu changes as it comes from what’s available that day at the market. The house specialty is the classic Grand Marnier soufflé.
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Location: Cannes, France
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