About the area
Located in the heart of Cannes, on the rue d'Antibes, and at 150m from the famous Croisette, we are the perfect choice for business and leisure stays. Refinement, serenity, wellbeing, efficiency, gastronomy is for you to enjoy. For the business travelel we have direct access to the 1 auditorium, 3 meeting rooms less than 10 steps away for the entry door to our building: Just outside your door you have within steps access to a wide variety of world class restaurants, bars, and SPAs - all of these combining contemporary design and high technology in a Zen atmosphere which allows both work and relaxation.
Experience immaculate Croisette accommodation right on the world famous shopping street of Rue de Antibes behind the Carton Hotel with exclusive beach concessions, glamorous yachts and designer boutiques. CANNES is in many ways the definitive Riviera resort of popular fantasy. It's a place where appearances count, especially during the film festival in May, when the orgy of self-promotion reaches its annual peak. The seafront Palais des Festivals is the heart of the film festival but also hosts conferences, tournaments and trade shows throughout the year. Despite its glittery image Cannes works surprisingly well as a big seaside resort, with plenty of free, sandy public beaches away from the famed plage de la Croisette.
Cannes - A Top Ranked International Destination
For several decades tourism has developed a strong cosmopolitan nature. Located 25 minutes from Nice international airport, it is the city of festivals and conventions, a paradise for shoppers, the capital of the 7th art and a tourist city par excellence boasting extraordinary facilities. If Cannes today is one of the global capitals of tourism and business trips, it also boasts an extraordinary natural setting, but also a long tradition of welcoming visitors, successfully combining professional skills and technical infrastructures to make the city a trusted and attractive destination. The natural beauty of the place, combined with a comprehensive range of accommodation, including top end hotels in its Old Port, on its famous Croisette, or its old town with its Italian flavour, or Rue d'Antibes. where luxury and elegance combine, are all assets which make Cannes an unbeatable destination. The main business tourism city after Paris, it has built its reputation on know-how and top end amenities which make it a competitive destination loved by some of the biggest international events.
"Do you want to discover Cannes? Get up at 5am and come fishing with us in the bay of Cannes! " Maurice, a fisherman in Cannes for 30 years.
A maritime facet not to be missed: Kite surfing, rafting, parascending, pedalos, jet skis, diving or just walking on the beach...The Big Blue has something for everyone
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Le Ã®les de Lérins - Beautiful Mediterranean Islands to Visit
The Ã®les de Lérins islands offer visitors intriguing walks, an astonishing combination of nature, history and spirituality. A short boat ride from the Croisette, opposite Cannes Bay, the Lérins Islands are a welcoming sight. Enjoying an unspoilt natural setting, these beauty spots in the Mediterranean offer visitors a unique combination of flora and fauna as well as an unusual history that includes the mysteries of the Man in the Iron Mask and the calm of Cistercian monks. There is a lot to explore and the boat is waiting: Come on board!
Le Suquet - Old Town
The hill of Le "Suquet" is the birthplace of Cannes. We advised you to start the visit in the old town. You can reach the old city by different routes, on steep roads intertwined with sinuous and picturesque staircases where the pedestrian is king. Visit the ramparts, the Musée de la Castre, the Tour Carrée and the church. Admire the view over the city, the port, la Croisette and the Lérins Islands. At the foot of the old city lies the bay of Cannes with the Forville market and the typical shops around (butchers, charcuteries, fishmongers, bakers, cellarers...). Facing Le Suquet, the Old Port, the oldest part of which, the "Quai St Pierre", dates back to 1838, and welcomes the old rigs and yachts.
The Royal Regattas'departure takes place from this port, in September.
Fort Royal. The origin of this vast complex of fortifications dates back to the 17th century with the construction of the first château. It was occupied by the Spanish during the 30-year War who made it into a citadel. Returned to France, it became a State Prison then Vauban, the most famous of the Louis XIV's military engineers, made it into one of the most beautiful forts on the Mediterranean coast. However, the building owes it current fame to another contemporary of the Sun King: the famous Man in the Iron Mask. For a quarter of a century, the fortress has housed the Musée de la Mer (Sea Museum).
Searching for a spiritual retreat? or just fancy a 100% nature break? Head for Saint-Honorat , the smaller of the two lérins isla nds . People come here to enjoy the peace and quiet, tranquil walks by the sea, smell of the eucalyptus, sound of bird song or the cicadas in the pines. They make wine in Cannes. And what's more, it's rather good! It's the work of the monks at the Abbaye de Lérins on the Ile de Saint- Honorat who planted eight hectares of vines: chardonnay, clairette, syrah, pinot noir, mourvÃ¨dre.
Shopping - Famous and Luxurious Brands
High fashion and famous ready-to-wear clothing, jewellers, tanning shops, perfume shops, beauty parlors, decoration stores and art galleries ... between Rue d'Antibes and the Croisette, nothing misses in the realm of the luxury to compete with Paris, Milan, London, New York or Dubai. The most famous French and international brands are represented in Cannes: Cartier, Rolex, Chopard, Dunhill, Bulgari, Boucheron, Fred, Chanel, Dior, Lacroix, HermÃ¨s, Vuitton, Lancel, Céline, MaxMara, Escada, Lolita Lempicka, Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Cannes Shopping Festival
Lifestyle is honored with, every day : street animations, shopping, relaxation and dream, multibrand parades, showrooms on the theme of Â« fashion and beauty Â» and Â« after-parties Â» in the festive places of the city. This open-to-all event brings to light the shopping offer of Cannes, and is, during the Easter weekend, the opportunity to discover the destination for the French and foreign tourists. Over this period, the partner hotels propose privileged rates for any stay reserved during the Cannes Shopping Festival.
A break after shopping, after work or during a romantic stay. Enjoy the spas on offer in some of the best hotels in the city of Cannes.
Thermal Cures, Thalassotherapy or Spa ... What if you decided to treat yourself?
Cannes is a natural well-being destination thanks to its mild climate, the sunshine, the beauty of the landscape and its location on the Mediterranean sea. Tha sea being a living and beneficial element, Cannes offers you to test these specific treatments, rich in trace elements to restore your energy, your muscle tone, peace and calmness. You will also discover various ways to revitalize your body or simply to relax. Fresh water treatments, massages, sauna or hamman, you are sure to find the good treatment to suit you!
"Did you know? France's first tennis court was built in 1879 in Cannes by Sir Thomas Robinson Woolfield.
Tennis, horse riding, golf, water sports or winter sports? Whatever your preferences, Cannes is a delight for the eyes, with its fabulous scenery as a backdrop for your favourite sports. Indeed, as all Cannes residents will tell you: there are no better beauty products than the sun and the sea. The city is basically one great open air spa. The preferred treatment of devotees of farniente: as dawn approaches, when the air becomes more tender, is simply to rest awhile on a chair on the Croisette, overlooking the beaches, gazing out across the bay and the Iles de Lerins. Bathing in nature, beauty, life to recharge your batteries, relax.
Cannes is home to nearly one hundred beauty institutes offering the know-how of the greatest cosmetics laboratories. The offer is varied and original with no less than 3,000m² of thalassotherapy treatment in Cannes since 2009.
Indeed Cannes cultivates its nautical prowess all year round with its five ports (Saint-Pierre old port [650 moorings], Pierre Canto port [598 moorings, the first European port built specifically for yachting], Pointe Croisette port, Moure Rouge port and Béal harbour) and numerous water sports centres dotted along its shoreline. They offer jet skis, wake boards, stand-up paddles, sailing, diving or parascending to discover the Coast and the Iles de Lérins from a different perspective.
Mediterranean blue might be the colour that dominates Cannes' sporting life but another color regularly competes for the starring role: green. It comes in a bright, well-tended variety on the ten golf courses around the city of Cannes. Less than 20 minutes from the city, they stretch from the Bay of Cannes-Mandelieu as far as Valbonne-Mougins' plain along the Grasse upper basin.
In the summer, the pontoons on La Croisette, Boulevard Jean Hibert and the 'Plages du Midi' are centres for towed water sports. If you are an experienced water skier or a beginner, if you would like to try parasailing, wake board, etc... pontoon operators will be delighted to arrange an outing. Most of the pontoons operate on weekends in June and September from 10 am to 6 pm and every day in summer from 10 am till around 7 pm. Discover all the best addresses in Cannes : Boats, catamarans, surf boards, kayak etc for hire... Boat hire without permit, daily or weekly hire, sailboats for a ride out to sea with skipper, towed water-sports, kite surf, stand up paddle, diving, swimmingpool...
"What is striking about Cannes is its enthusiasm, love for cinema" Clint Eastwood - Actor, director
"Cannes is above all a staircase: a staircase which is easy to climb...difficult to descend." Claude Lelouch, director, producer Museums or festivals, ancient civilisations or avant-garde artists, dancers, actors, musicians form the local area or further field. Topping the bill are international stars such as Iggy Pop, Suzanne Vega, Liza Minnelli... Plus rising young talents of French variety and world music, theatre classics and light comedies, folk ballet and contemporary dance. In all, over forty events - music, dance, theatre, humour - take place in succession from September to April. One thing is certain: in terms of culture, the city has a vibrant program all year round! Discover the best addresses in Cannes!
Festival de Cannes
It is a planetary event lasting a dozen days, covered by a total of 4,500 journalists, representing 1,000 print press media, 300 television channels, 200 press agencies, 150 radio stations. Only the Football World Cup and the Olympic Games fare better! Obviously there is the endless spectacle on the Croisette. The famous climb of the steps every evening is an enchanting, universally photogenic ceremony. Decked out in the most beautiful jewels of the day, dresses from the greatest fashion houses which, sometimes, leave nothing of the perfectly formed legs of those that wear them to the imagination, the most glamorous stars of the day climb the steps with a slow, elegant gait towards the Auditorium Louis LumiÃ¨re at the Palais des Festivals, the pinnacle of achievement coveted by all film professionals. Discover the Festival!
"The cuisine of Cannes is like a slice of sunshine on a sea blue tablecloth" - Stéphen Liégeard, French writer and poet (inventor of the expression CÃ´te d'Azur)
A gourmet facet not to be missed: Try a Cannes speciality, Lérina liqueur, produced on the Iles de Lérins on Ã®le Saint Honorat. The dolce vita demands fragrances that make you salivate, flavours to tickle your taste buds. Emotions, pleasures, a sense of well-being that can be experienced at the table of numerous Cannes chefs. These culinary maestros do have a great advantage: the cuisine of the South. It is based on secular traditions and, above all, unrivalled local produce. Here, the tastiness, aromas, freshness of its vegetables makes a simple salad a joy. Olive oil provides taste and lightness. The Mediterranean is a gourmet's delight with its bass, giltheads, sea bream and mullet to be savoured with a glass of Provence white or rosé. A wonderful food and wine combination! With more than 300 different establishments, Cannes enjoys a bountiful restaurant offer. Quality and quantity in equal measure!
The recipe for "Cannes happiness"? A white, sandy beache, a sunny terrace, a sea breeze and fine cuisine. One of Cannes' great specialties is restaurant dining by the water's edge. The beaches along the Croisette are typical of the Boulevards du Midi and Jean Hibert - synonymous with seaside relaxation and culinary pleasure. And we mean more than just a basic salade niÃ§oise or breaded escalope. Here, it's real cooking! Discover the best addresses in Cannes! If you enjoy the experience of new flavours in gourmet restaurants, which strive for excellence and purity of taste, of discovering small authentic restaurants. You will find everything here to help you find pure pleasure. 316 places are listed, from bistros to wine bars, not forgetting the trendy establishments with foreign specialties and world cuisine. From an aperitif on the streets of the Suquet to the beach restaurants along our magnificent Bay of Cannes, these establishments are determined to offer you the warmest of welcomes.
A whole range of night time activities are on offer in THE city of the French Riviera. Cannes is THE city of Festivals. All year round it hosts a series of great events. Sporting, cultural, leisure, evening: an events programme of dazzling diversity. Every year it hosts numerous professional events and a multitude of corporate events. Its recipe for success? An exceptional setting, a unique concentration of shops, hotels and restaurants plus one of the most beautiful congress infrastructures in Europe. A legacy of the Palais Croisette, the Palais des Festivals connects the Croisette to the Old Port. An idyllic setting that few competitors can boast: by the sea and in the heart of the city!
Le Festival International des Jeux - February
Le Cannes Shopping Festival - April
Performance d'acteur - June
Jumping international de Cannes - June
Plages Electroniques - July
Festival International de la Pyrotechnie - July/August
Nuits Musicales du Suquet - July
Jazz Ã Domergue - August
Festival Pantiero - August
Festival de l'Art Russe - August
Festival International de la Plaisance - September
Régates Royales - Septembre
Vendanges de Cannes - October
Festival International de Danse - November (biennial)
Cannes Culture - Museums
A cultural facet not to be missed: The Musée de la Mer on the Iles de Lérins, on ÃŽle sainte Marguerite, opens the doors to the cell of a prisoner who is both famous and misunderstood: The man in the iron mask
A cinema facet not to be missed: A photo on the famous steps of the Palais des Festivals et des CongrÃ¨s de Cannes, after following the route of the stars on the Croisette.
Musée de la Castre et sa tour carrée
Located in the hills of Old Cannes, in the ruins of the medieval château of the Lérins monks, and where the Tour Carrée (the castle keep) and Chapelle Sainte-Anne are classified as historical monuments, the Musée de la Castre overlooks the Croisette, the bay and the Lérins Islands. A series of small rooms surrounded by gardens display collections of art by local painters and items from Oceania, the Americas and the Himalayas, plus a wealth of Mediterranean antiquities and pre-Colombian ceramics. Location: Place de la Castre - Le Suquet Suquet.
Musee de la Mer
The Maritime Museum is located in the oldest part of the Fort Royal on Sainte Marguerite, a listed historic monument, overlooking the sea and surrounded by pine and eucalyptus forests. You can explore the State prison and the cell of the Man in the Iron Mask where the mysterious prisoner was imprisoned for eleven years, the murals and also the underwater archaeological finds from the Roman wrecks. Location: Quai Laubeuf - Fort de l'Ã®le Sainte-Marguerite.
Centre d'art la Malmaison
Situated on La Croisette, La Malmaison now hosts three major exhibitions a year. It regularly pays tribute to renowned painters such as Matisse, Ozenfant and Picasso, for whom the French Riviera was an infinite source of inspiration, and internationally renowned 20th- and 21st-century artists such as MirÃ³ and César. The intimate setting and the charming proportions of the rooms in the house ensure that these prestigious contemporary collections are displayed to their best advantage. Location: 47 la Croisette.
Espace Miramar is located on the ground floor of the former "Palais Miramar" hotel on the corner of Rue Pasteur and Boulevard de La Croisette. It is a cultural venue for temporary
exhibitions dedicated to photography and the visual arts. Location: Boulevard de la Croisette.