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Cannes

Eight million bouquets of mimosa flowers from Mandelieu-La-Napoule are exported every year.

In the 18th century the phase "Passer le pas" or "Do not attempt to pass" was used to ward people away from the highwaymen of the Estérel Mountains.

30,000 accreditees attend the Cannes Film Festival every year.

The Red Cross was founded in Cannes in 1919.

Monks have inhabited the island of Sainte-Honorat continuously since 410 AD.

Legend suggests that the treasure amassed by highwayman Gaspard de Besse is still buried beneath the Estérel Mountains.

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