Cannes City Hall, Cannes
The first communal house existed in the area as far back as 1515. However, that original building fell into disrepair after the French Revolution. The current building was completed in 1876. Also known as the Hôtel de Ville, the building was designed by architect Louis Durand.
The majestic building features 16 caryatids and sculpted blazons that embellish the facade. Doric and Ionic columns add to the grandeur of City Hall. An iconic dome with two clocks tops the building.
The building is located right at the port in the old part of Cannes. In front of it, along Pantiero promenade, is the Memorial of the Fallen. This monument to the First World War was erected in 1927 and was created by sculptor Albert Cheuret.
The view of the monument and the city hall behind it is one of the most photographed scenes in Cannes. The stately and sedate monument frames the grand city hall beautifully.
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Walking Tours in Cannes, France
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