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Moving to Cannes, France

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jun 02, 2023

Summary: Expats move to Cannes, France for its beautiful Mediterranean climate, stunning beaches, and vibrant culture. The city is known for its luxury lifestyle, with a wide range of high-end restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Cannes is also a popular destination for business travelers, as it is home to many international conferences and events. Additionally, the city offers excellent educational opportunities, with a number of international schools and universities.

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What do I need to know before moving to Cannes?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Cannes, they said:

"1. Be prepared to embrace the Mediterranean lifestyle; Cannes is a quaint seaside town with a healthy subtropical climate, surrounded by beaches and warmer temperatures year-round. 2. Cannes is the second largest French city after Paris and is known for its nightlife and festivals, such as the Cannes Film Festival. Be ready to take part in the cultural festivities. 3. English is widely spoken in Cannes, however French is the official language and learning some of the basics can help make everyday interactions smoother. 4. The cost of living in Cannes is relatively high, but the city offers public transport and other amenities to make life simpler. 5. Healthcare services in Cannes are of a high standard and there are many public and private health providers for residents and expats alike. 6. While Cannes has great food, some items can be expensive, so it's wise to explore the local markets for a more cost-effective diet. 7. If you are moving to Cannes from another country, be sure to check all the necessary visa and immigration requirements before arriving," explained one expat living in Cannes, France, France.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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