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Cultural center Miramar: photo description (Espace Miramar)

Cultural centre "Miramar" is located in the historical building of the former luxury hotel "Miramar Palace".

The construction of this hotel marked the era of the so-called "roaring twenties" - a time of economic prosperity after the First world war. Cannes was quite a fashionable resort, but many hotels are still not enough. "Miramar Palace" was supposed to fill that void.

It was designed by famous architects, including Charles Ho, who has already built the famous Cannes hotel "Karlton" and just at that time built the Mediterranean Palace in nice. Architect and engineer françois-Alexander Arluk created in front of the "Miramar" artificial sandy beach.

The construction lasted only a year. To transport the necessary structures and furniture it took 3 thousand cars, for the device telephone lines - 350 km of wires, and for interior decoration - 18 kilometers carpets. In 1929, the hotel opened with great pomp in a gala event was attended by 500 celebrities, among whom were representatives of European Royal houses.

Despite the economic crisis of the thirties, "Miramar Palace" continued to receive guests. Stayed here the court of Elizabeth, wife of British monarch George VI, who often came to Cannes, living the future king Faisal of Saudi Arabia; photo of rooms, the Governor of Riyadh. However, in 1946, the hotel was rebuilt under the condominium on the project of Parisian architect Cannes origin of Eugene, Libero. While remained untouched and facade in the art Deco style, and a luxurious lobby with its walls of pink marble, statues, mirrors, ceremonial staircase. Here today are luxury apartments overlooking the Bay of Cannes.

Cultural centre is located on the West side of the residential complex on the street Pasteur. It consists of a hall with 400 seats for film screenings and events, a large hall and space 130 square meters for temporary exhibitions up to six per year. The exhibition is basically a photo - art close to the film, which is so closely related to Cannes through the festival. Works by local artists and craftsmen from around the world. Entrance is usually free.