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Cannes – Mandelieu Airport

The airport serves the city of Cannes, and together with the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport make up the Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur (ACA). As of 2013, the ACA owns 99% of the St. Tropez Airport.

Airport history

The airport was completed in 1930 by private individuals and was taken over by the government in 1937. Some of it was destroyed during WWII, so the facilities had to be rebuilt. A 1,100-meter runway was constructed, and the airport was given its name, Cannes-Mandelieu. In 1966 the French government granted authority over the airport to the Alpes Maritimes Chamber of Commerce and Industry to continually adapt the terminals and runways to the ever-changing needs of the region.

Airport location

The airport is located 5 km west of Cannes and east of Mandelieu-la-Napoule, both communes of the Alpes-Maritimes département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur région of France. 

Airport facts

  • The airport is considered the second most important general aviation airport in all of France.
  • The airport is considered a hub for the French Riviera, complementing the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. While Nice is more focused on commercial flights, Cannes is centered on general and business aviation. 
  • Free parking is offered in the immediate vicinity of the airport.

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