Apartments and flats for sale in Cannes Banane
LA BANANE, CANNES
The area in the very centre of Cannes, clearly demarcated by and contained within the “voie rapide” or ring road and La Croisette, is known as La Banane because of its very obvious banana shape, the outer semi-circle being made up of the ring road and the inner semi-circle being made up of the beaches of La Croisette.
La Banane is the famous and lively nerve centre of Cannes; the luxurious hotels of La Croisette and the Rue d’Antibes, fabulous homes and apartments, and trendy gastronomic restaurants and clubs are all situated in this lively area, containing the so-called “Carré d’Or” or “Golden Square” for the chic and the “richesse” which define it.
Property is at a premium in the Banane.
The principal artery running through La Banane is the Rue d’Antibes, parallel to the Croisette and highly reputed for its boutique shops, chic apartments and designer label shops. The Croisette itself is the southern and the other principal artery, both of them running east / west and both exuding style (and one has to say, opulence). It is the area particularly sought after by property investors, especially if they have apartment rentals in mind or want a super second-home; its proximity to the Boulevard de la Croisette and the Palais des Festivals ensures that it is booked to capacity for congresses and events, and its beautiful beaches and famously easy-going lifestyle attracts holiday-makers year-round.