CANNES

 

 

SEAFRONT HOTELS. EXCLUSIVE BEACHES. GLAMOROUS YACHTS. DESIGNER BOUTIQUES.
HOME TO THE INFAMOUS FILM FESTIVAL, CANNES IS THE DEFINITIVE RIVIERA
DESTINATION — A PLACE WHERE APPEARANCE COUNTS.

THE HEIGHT OF LUXURY

Beneath the rooftops of the Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes are three spectacular suites for guests in search of something truly special: the Majestic Penthouse, Christian Dior Penthouse and the Mélodie Suite. The 150m2 Majestic penthouse featured on the picture below boasts its own private terrace perched on top of the hotel and offers a magnificent view of Cannes and its glorious bay. This exclusive and completely private suite also feature an extraordinary sundeck and an 11m swimming pool. (hotelsbarriere.com)

SHOPPER’S PARADISE

La Croisette on the promenade is lined with some of the most renowned international brands (such as Chanel, Dior and Gucci). This luxury shop-lined street stretches along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea and is said to be the playground of the rich and famous. The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is located at the western tip of the promenade — home of the world famous Cannes Film Festival. This cultural roadway has incredible views of the Mediterranean and nearby Esteral Mountains.

A DAY AT LA PLAGE

For the ultimate experience in Cannes, you must spend a day at La Plage, the private beach of Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic, a 2600m2 area redesigned in 2014, by the architect Jean-Philippe Nuel. This pier is an excellent and stylish place for a lazy, VIP-style afternoon on a lounge chair by the sea; in addition, it hosts a docking point for private yachts. The pontoon also features a water sports centre where thrill-seekers can experience the excitement of para-sailing, water skiing and a variety of buoy rides. Continue seamlessly into the evening with a cocktail at the bar or in the comfort of the lounge.

UNWIND ON THE ISLANDS

During your vacation in Cannes, you will inevitably be drawn to the turquoise blue waters of the Cote d’Azur. Most of the view is unobstructed ocean that melts into the clear-blue skies. However, you’ll also notice the Iles de Lérins, a group of islands roughly half a mile from the coast. Two of the four are inhabited: Ile Sainte-Marguerite and Ile Saint-Honorat. You can escape the hustle and bustle and ostentation of busy Cannes and schedule a peaceful day trip away to these secluded islands and feel like a true native.

LE SUQUET SUNSET

North of La Croisette and a 5 minute walk from the beach is Le Suquet, the old quarter of Cannes, and the original fisherman’s residential area. The streets were paved over 400 years ago, laying ground for modern day residential homes and restaurants (Mantel is one of our favourites!). The view of Cannes, the bay and the island of Sainte Marguetite from Le Suquet’s clock tower are incomparable — a definitive must see for the sun setting on this magical paradise.

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Chrystie – Bar – chrystie.com
Le Palme D’Or – Restaurant – cannesmartinez.grand.hyatt.com
Casino Barriere – lucienbarriere.com

TEXT AND PHOTOS: ALBERTO NEGRO

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