Surely the jewel in the glittering crown of the French Riviera, Cannes is not only a place of glitz and glamour during the annual film festival - this place sparkles all year long. The Côte d’Azur is known for its gorgeous beaches, and Cannes is no exception. This sophisticated French resort has a smart promenade, designer shopping, upmarket nightlife and a quay packed with glittering yachts. If you want to experience for yourself how the other half live, you can’t pick a better place to start than Cannes.
Accommodation, like most things in Cannes, tends to be aimed at the pricier end of the market, but there are some cheap hotels in Cannes to be found, allowing visitors on a budget to live a little of the high life on a shoestring. There is also an abundance of 5 star hotels in Cannes, some with spectacular ocean views. Perhaps if you play your cards wisely at the casino, you’ll be splashing out on luxury hotels next time you visit the French Riviera.
If you are a film fan who wants to experience the Cannes International Film Festival, then make sure you schedule your stay for May. There’s more to culture on Cannes than mere movies though; the resort actually features some excellent museums in the form of the Musee de la Castre and the Musée d’Art. Among the exhibits housed here are some ancient relics that hail from the prehistoric era.
La Croisette boasts a seafront promenade that’s some two miles long, making it the ideal spot for an evening sojourn. People-watching is a popular pastime, but there are far more diversions along the prom’s length than just Hollywood-worthy glamour, including soft sands, a stylish harbour, casinos, designer stores and imposing old hotels. Alternatively, Quai St Pierre offers the chance to observe a spectacular sunset and admire an array of multi-million-dollar yachts.
If retail therapy is your bag, then the Rue d’Antibes will not disappoint. Its range of shops sell the very best and latest Italian and French fashions, so you can snap up a super-stylish handbag, smart pair of designer shoes or a dazzling new dress. Le Suquet, meanwhile, is the old town, and offers a refreshing contrast from the heady glamour of the main resort. Or take a boat trip as well as a step back in time to the nearby, unspoilt Lérin Islands.
We have plenty of Cannes hotels for you to choose from, so why not take a look?