The French Riviera is well-known as one of Europe’s most luxurious celebrity hot-spots, but today let’s talk about Cannes. The commune is known for the world-famous Cannes International Film Festival where many of Hollywood’s A-list celebs can be found debuting their passion projects and scoring some indie cred. It also happens to be an excellent beach resort that is more than equipped to handle even the most prestigious of guests. If you have the budget, what’s stopping you from rolling out the red carpet to your own extravagant getaway?
a taste of what to expect when exploring Cannes
There are plenty of choice hotels to choose from near the Boulevard de la Croisette, the main strip running along the Mediterranean Sea. If you’re wanting the celebrity treatment though, then you’ll want to be staying at the most exclusive and historic hotel of them all, The Carlton. The prestige suites, each named for a specific celebrity, suit a wide array of tastes and offer exclusives like a private terrace to take in the view of the beach, private lift access, and the most elegant furniture and decor to make you feel like a movie star.
There are plenty of world class restaurants and bars placed along the Boulevard, one of the finest of which is actually located in The Carlton. It should come as no surprise that one of the most legendary hotels in the world would have a restaurant of the same caliber, but assuming you want to leave the premises there are several choice culinary options. La Palme d’Or is located within walking distance of The Carlton and has earned two Michelin Stars for its excellence. La Passagère offers an exceptional formal experience and amazing terrace view. For patio dining, you should consider La Bastide St Antoine’s perfectly kept garden.
If you are looking for something to do beyond peruse designer shops and feast at gourmet restaurants and wine shops, there are quite a few options around Cannes. For sightseeing, taking a ferry to the Lerins Islands or going up to the Suquet offer stunning views and authentic atmosphere you have to see to believe. Golf and tennis are available if you want to up your game but if you’re looking for a different type of game entirely, give the area’s casinos a spin.