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The Cannes Festival means it's party-time on the French Riviera


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The Cannes Festival means it's party-time on the French Riviera

The magic of the Cannes Film Festival lies of course with the red carpet and the movies, but there are also secret places for the privileged where only the favoured have access.

Euronews reporter Frederic Ponsard managed to bag himself an invitation to one of the top soirees.

While glamour, a jewel heist and of course the movies have been grabbing the headlines this week on the French Riviera it has not bothered the rich and the famous who always know how to party.

“It’s so elegant and beautiful and we are in the south of France and it amazing, it’s so fabulous and I just love being here,” said party-girl Paris Hilton.

Top fashion model Adriana Karembeu agreed: “This is a mythical place. We love to see new movies, movie stars. It’s such a mix of glamour, beauty, creativity, imagination. If you can live it only for a moment you have a lifetime of memories to keep.”

Everything was laid on -.champagne, music, luxury canapés. Fine for those with an invitation, but for the rest of us, we can only dream of being part of the “In Crowd.”

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