Appearing in the history during the 2nd century BC as Aegitna, this city was just a small fishing town. After the attack of the Saracens in 891, Monks occupied the land and built their forts. The City
was then known as Cannes and only around 1530 the city became independent from Monks who
ruled the area for centuries. During the 18th century, the Spanish and British armies tried to
take over the area, but were defeated by the French army, who then ruled since
then. By 20th century, the city was modernized with luxurious hotels such as the Miramar
and the Martinez, a sports center, street cars, luxurious shops on the Promenade de la Croisette and rue d'Antibes, schools and of course the famous Palais des Festivals.