Repairs to Cannes and its famous Hotel Martinez May 5, 2010, after a day of storm that caused extensive damage.
After preparations delayed by the massive waves that struck the Riviera coast Tuesday, the organizers of the Film Festival are now staring at the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland again disrupting air traffic.
The Eyjafjöll volcano, whose eruption had paralyzed the European skies for several days in April, will he play spoilsport on the Croisette, the red carpet treatment from Wednesday?
Saturday, the cloud is back in southern Europe. But all French airports remained open and flight cancellations were mainly due to the low-cost airlines, Ryanair and easyJet to Marseille to Nice.
"I see that everyone wants to invite each other in Cannes, even the cloud," jokes the Deputy Mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard. "More seriously, the things we have are rather very reassuring".
"We can not continuously fed fears," he adds, referring to concerns that followed the heavy sea on the ability of the festival organizers to be ready in time.
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