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Cannes during film festival - go or avoid?

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Situation - DH and I celebrating our 30th in May and trying to plan the itinerary. We can use points to stay at the JW Marriott in Cannes for 5 days of the festival, OR the last two days of the festival and the first three days after. Not a big fan of crowds and we don't even go to the movies often - we certainly wouldn't be involved in any of the film festivities but we would see all the public set ups, etc.

Will it be crowded and chaotic, or fun for the lay person? I suspect it will be crowded and difficult to get in and out of town. Restaurants will be full, and no chance of a room upgrade at the hotel. The first few days after the festival ends might have the sad air of the carnival has just left town. While it will be quieter, the town will be tired and messy.

Still, it is free :) and maybe a fun one in a lifetime experience.

I have 11 nights in South or SW France and am trying to set an itinerary using two of the following three - Dordogne, Provence and the Cote d'azur. While Provence and the Cote go together naturally, I think the time of year will be all wrong for the Cote. I could also stay 5 nights at the AC in Juan les Pins for free, but think there will still be over flow there and too busy.

Can anyone tell me what Cannes would be like during this period?

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