After recently hosting a tango festival, Cannes will go salsa for the New Year, with the Cannes Salsa Congress. Between December 29 and 31 2010, the town will host a series of lessons, shows and of course a salsa New Years Party at the Palais Stephanie Hotel.
The list of teachers and performers is impressive, with Cliford Jasmin of Salsabor, Super Mario from London, Falco & Virginia, Oasis Latina, Terry & Cécile and many more. Each night, DJs will keep the dancefloors spinning until the wee hours.
The full course of events and lessons (without the dinner on December 31) costs €189. The meal costs €160. If you just want to dance on the 31st, the party costs €80. For details, ring +33 698 95 66 67. Check our hotel bookings for available hotels in the right-hand column.
Incidentally, Salsa fans should check out the many French salsa websites for details, as there are often events in Nice and Monaco.