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Cannes is one of the Riviera's safest stretch of beachfront and a joy for kids. The shallow waters have a gentle drop-off and what kid doesn't like playing in sand? Kids are welcome everywhere of course but families will be especially comfortable at
It is here that the city of Cannes has installed a special system for finding kids that wander away from their families. It's called Tétéoù and it's in place from mid-June to mid-September. During this period the above beaches are outfitted with tall poles topped with a conspicuous symbol like a balloon or a banana. The lifeguards here hand out plastic bracelets upon which you write your name and phone number. Tell the kids to go to the nearest pole if lost and the lifeguard will phone you. Ingenious, no?