One of the finest ways to experience the Cannes Film Festival is by experiencing it. The main focal point of the film festival is the Palais des Festival, and the close by Vieux Port, with plenty superyachts docked, has become one of the main attractions of the week-long festival.
Cannes original hillside neighbourhood, climb up the stairways in between the ochre-painted walls of the buildings for an exceptional view of La Croisette and the fortified tower, along with the 12th century Chapel of St Anne. Savour the sunset and a drink at a bar in this vibrant district.
Cruise over to the island of Saint Honorat to discover the Lerins Abbey. Afterwards, explore the city’s narrow streets and savour a coffee in one of the cafés, or experience a stellar day of pampering at one of the finest spas.
Cruise to the island of Sainte Marguerite for some peace and quiet. Covered in a lush forest of pine and eucalyptus, relax on one of its pristine beaches or visit the 17th century Fort Royal, famed for keeping the Man in the Iron Mask or the maritime museum.
One of the most renowned spots in the city, Vieux Port, is fully integrated into the landscape. Walk along the docks to admire the yachts before heading over to see the Palais des Festivals with your own eyes.
The place to see and be seen, peruse down the street and stop in the luxury boutiques that lined the promenade before choosing a refined private beach club such as La Plage de Martinez or La Mome for an ice-cold rosé and a typically French lunch.