Why go to Cannes for your luxury holiday ?

Luxury stay in Cannes

Cannes and its luxury accommodation

The history of Cannes is strongly linked to the history of its palaces, built since the Belle Epoque in the Croisette and Croix des Gardes districts. What remains today are the palaces and luxury hotels dotted along the Croisette, the boulevard facing the sea. From the Martinez and its art-deco style to the Majestic and its Belle Époque imprint, all have a strong identity and welcome you in the tradition of luxury. Spa, sports facilities, Michelin-starred restaurant or with a brasserie atmosphere, rooftop with a lounge atmosphere, swimming pool, private beach… All of them offer services that will please your eyes, and all of them have rooms and suites with a panoramic view that will dazzle you.

Vue depuis une chambre de l'Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d'Albion à Cannes
View from a room at the Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d’Albion in Cannes

If you wish to enjoy the benefits of Cannes’ bustle in a more peaceful setting, the immediate vicinity of Cap d’Antibes and its legendary hotels offers you a great alternative in terms of accommodation. Moreover, if you are in search of intimacy, discretion and exclusivity, the districts of California, Super Cannes or Croix des Gardes shelter sublime villas, of contemporary, Provencal or Californian style. You can easily rent them with friends, family or for a business stay in Cannes.

Villa à Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Cannes and its yachting spirit

At the bottom of the Palais des Festivals or on the Pointe Croisette, Cannes has exceptional harbours which welcome the most prestigious yachts every year. This yachting spirit is celebrated every year during the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Yacht anchored in the bay of Cannes, French Riviera
Sea view with yachts and boats in Cannes, French Riviera

This tradition is easily explained by the many options available to you on a cruise from Cannes, including the discovery of the mystical Lerins Islands, the volcanic massif of Estérel or the other luxury destinations of the French Riviera to be visited on a stopover, Saint-Tropez and Monaco in particular.

Cannes and its preserved authenticity

Cannes is a glamorous destination but has managed to preserve its authenticity and traditions. You can discover them during your stay in Cannes. Starting with the historic heart of Cannes, the Suquet, the medieval quarter of Cannes whose charm has been preserved. Here, souvenir and craft shops rub shoulders with authentic Provençal restaurants. Climbing up the Suquet through the narrow cobbled streets, you will discover a sumptuous panorama of the Old Port and the Bay of Cannes.

Le vieux port de Cannes
The old harbour of Cannes

And to continue this discovery of authentic Cannes, you can go and meet the local producers at the Forville market, an emblematic market of Cannes. The local cherries, strawberries, tomatoes and olive oil will be enhanced by the singing accents of the merchants. An experience that will turn your visit to Cannes into an unforgettable journey.

Cannes, a sporting destination

If your luxury holiday rhymes with the pursuit of sport, you will be won over by the sports trail that is available throughout the city. Jogging along the beaches or in the districts of Cannes offers you a unique discovery of the territory of Cannes, “capital of outdoor sports”. All your favourite water sports activities are also possible in Cannes, for all ages and all publics. Paddle, kitesurf, flyboard and other towed buoys promise you fun and sporty days in the bay of Cannes.

Activités nautiques à Cannes
Water activities in Cannes

In addition, the exceptional accommodation in Cannes often has the most advanced sports facilities to ensure your daily routine.

Cannes, a cultural destination

Cannes is a land of culture, including on the Croisette with La Malmaison, the art centre which regularly exhibits the greatest masters of painting: Matisse, Picasso or Ozenfant, inspired by the French Riviera, have often been honoured.

Eco-musée sous marin à Cannes
Underwater Eco-museum in Cannes

Another unique place of culture, the latest creation in Cannes: the underwater eco-museum. This eco-museum, located between the Lérins islands, allows you to discover, underwater, the monumental sculptures of the artist Jason deCaires Taylor. An experience that you can enjoy in a more privileged way by renting your own yacht in Cannes.

Cannes, a shopping destination

In addition to the many independent and authentic boutiques in Le Suquet, the Rue d’Antibes in Cannes is famous for its high-end shops. But it is on the Croisette that the luxury shops of Cannes are concentrated.

Shopping de luxe à Cannes
Luxury shopping in Cannes

Clothing, haute-couture, jewellery, watches, leather goods… All the essentials for your luxury holiday shopping are present in Cannes.

Cannes and its gourmet culture

From the many authentic restaurants in the warm atmosphere of rue Hoche to the prestigious restaurants of the Croisette, Cannes is full of good addresses. Between gastronomy, Provencal spirit and fooding, you will be spoilt for choice to delight your taste buds. Try the 2-star restaurant La Palme d’Or, run by the virtuoso Christian Sinicropi at the Martinez. Also worth noting are the brunches and grills offered at the beach restaurants, which put conviviality in the spotlight.

Plat du Restaurant Fouquet's Cannes
Course at Fouquet’s Restaurant Cannes

Cannes and its beaches

If there’s one thing you can’t miss for a truly luxurious holiday in Cannes, it’s the beaches of the Croisette. Between the festive and chic atmosphere, these exceptional places, located on foot from the Palais des Festivals, are often open all year round.

Plage privée Barrière Le Majestic, Cannes
Private beach Barrière Le Majestic, Cannes

On the beaches of Cannes, fine sand, sunbathing, water sports, good gastronomic restaurants and festive bars are there to make your holidays magical. From breakfast with a view of the Lérins islands, to a lazy lunch, to an afternoon of sunbathing and swimming, everything is there to ensure that your days are dedicated to letting go, conviviality and well-being. In the evening, the atmosphere of the beaches changes to become more lounge, festive or cosy. Between the scent of the Mediterranean and the reflection of the boats on the sea, the view is spectacular and the cocktails are often to die for.

Cannes and its prestigious clubs

Your luxury holiday in Cannes can be just as successful by day as it is by night. The clubs on the Pointe Croisette will welcome you in a lively atmosphere.

Soirée au Bâoli à Cannes
Party at the Bâoli in Cannes

Here, the clientele is hand-picked and bottles of champagne are the rule. Some clubs even have terraces, so you can party overlooking the sea without leaving your club.

Cannes and its international events

Every year, the mythical Palais des Festivals hosts the most prestigious events in the world. The International Film Festival, the International Real Estate Market and the International Luxury Travel Market are among the events that attract a business clientele used to luxury. In Cannes, business events are synonymous with major contracts but also with prestigious parties. And business travellers easily mix business with luxury holidays.

La Palme d'Or du Festival de Cannes
La Palme d’Or of the Cannes Film Festival

In addition to all these assets, Cannes is a destination accessible by sea, if you opt for a yacht charter, by air, if you arrive by private plane or helicopter, or by road if you have opted for a prestige car rental.