One small and peculiar event was a brief talk by global celebrity Massimiliano Fuksas on a new golf course clubhouse he is designing in Italy. Apparently, the building is going to be unlike anything he has designed before.
However, Astragal was more interested in asking the great Fuksas what he is up to in Blighty.
Apart from the masterplanning work he is carrying out for Salford council, which he tells me is all going swimmingly, there is also another scheme in the pipeline.
Given his current line of work, is it possible St Andrew's could be in line for a makeover? No one else loitering around the bars of Cannes seemed to have any idea at all?