South of France
After dinner we walked to Le Boulevard de la Croisette, one of the most fashionable streets in Cannes. At night the boulevard is reserved for pedestrians only.
Grand Auditorium Louis Lumiere at le Palais des festivals et des congres of Cannes.
Revamped during the renovation of the Palais, this is the largest theater in Cannes. Majestic, ultra-modern and very comfortable, it can seat up to 2300 people. It is the largest venue in Cannes and it is here that the Palme d'Or and the awards ceremony are held every year.
The boulevard extends from the new to the lovely at the Square du 8 Mai 1945, with splendid private beaches on the sandy shoreline.
Along this stretch, the beachfront promenade is a great place for strolling and people-watching. The promenade is appreciated for its magnificent views of the gulf and the Lérins Islands in the distance of the Mediterranean Sea.
There were a lot of people gathering around the beach front and we did not know what was going on...
Found out that Since 1998, Cannes Pyrotechnic Art Festival has welcomed every year the world’s greatest pyrotechnists.
The show, performed on a 400-metre sea front, is watched by 200,000 spectators who gather along the Boulevard de la Croisette.
This year 6 countries participate in the competition:
7/14- Surex from Poland, 7/21- Arteventia from France, 7/29 Jupiter from Argentina, 8/7 Alpha Pyro from France, 8/15 Joho Pyro from Finland, and 8/24- Dragon fireworks from the Philippines
Tonight we are watching the Jupiter show from Argentina.
The show last a good 30 minutes maybe more...
Beside the fireworks there are also music accompanying the fireworks...really nice spectacle!
The results of the 2018 festival
#3 Bronze 2108: Jupiter Argentina (se saw this one)
#2 Silver 2018: Dragon Fireworks, Philippines
#1 Gold: Alpha Pyro, France
There is also a PUBLIC Prize (people voting online) : DRAGON Fireworks, Philippines
NEXT.... St. Paul de Vence