Cannes Apartments and Villas - join the A-List for a holiday in the most glamorous part of France
Cannes was once a sleepy Mediterranean fishing village in the Côte d'Azur region, but anyone who enjoys a stay in the city these days will tell you that it has changed a lot since. Now the location of a famous international film festival each May, with its casinos and high end hotels give it exciting flair and international glamour. Cannes is considered a runner-up to Paris among the most famous cities in France. One excellent activity which costs absolutely nothing is a stroll along the marina. Here, expensive yachts cluster on the quayside, positively inviting you into a game of 'spot the celebrity'. La Croisette is a glamorous street which is also the home of the Palais des Festivals. This venue is where the who is who of the film industry gather to watch movies at the annual film festival in May. Be sure to get a photo taken on the steps of this iconic location.
Relax on the beaches, explore islands and visit Nice - plenty to explore
The beaches in Cannes tend to be crowded during peak season, at least when it comes to the public beaches. For a quieter beach experience it is perhaps better to head out to the Îles de Lérin, two islands in the bay off the shores of the city. St Honorat is the smaller of the two islands and here you will find a monastery, as well as a ruined castle and some lovely quiet coves to sunbathe and swim in. The larger of the two islands is known as Ste Marguerite and this is much busier than its little brother with all sorts of shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy.
The region surrounding Cannes also adds to the attraction of staying in this paradise of A-listers, making it ideal for those who like organising day trips. One place you could easily visit is Nice which is only about 30 kilometres away. If you choose to drive down in the family car or happen to be flying out, we thoroughly recommend having a vehicle to make exploring this lovely region easier. Make sure you drive down to Toulon which is just over an hour’s drive away in the car and is also a lovely location along the south coast of France.
Feel like a movie star - glamorous holiday accommodation in Cannes
Another option for people to enjoy themselves whilst staying in the villas in Cannes is to head to the famous Marché Forville, a huge covered market. Few other markets in the area can match this one for the range of produce on offer. The streets of the Old Town here demonstrate a completely different style of architecture, offering a much more laid back vibe than the modern City centre. To observe the contrasts in style, visitors of our Cannes apartments should be sure to head to the top of the castle for a great view of the town. Whether you want to gamble in the casinos, sit and read on the beach, or simply wander down one of the many interesting and chic streets, a stay in a villa in Cannes is a wonderful way to enjoy a glamorous holiday. The city has a vibe that is hard to describe, but even harder to forget.Here are some nearby regions that will give you a different experience of France: