Painted wallsEver mindful of improving the quality of life of its residents and enhancing the appearance of the city’s neighbourhoods, since 2002 the Municipality of Cannes has been developing an extensive programme of giant murals. These paintings, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, adorn the walls of buildings along streets and avenues at various locations across the city. Based on film-related themes, these murals pay homage to the long and fruitful love story between Cannes and the cinema. As you amble around the city, you might stumble across a wall painted with a huge effigy of Belmondo or Depardieu, Truffaut, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Bourvil, Jean Gabin, Batman, etc.

The walls of Cannes (pdf : 2,3 Mo)
Giant wall paintings: L'arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat and Jean Gabin (pp. 14-15) don't exist anymore.