THE PEARL OF THE COTE D’AZUR
Year after year, Le Grand Hotel lives and breathes the Cannes Film Festival. Le Grand Hotel also moves to its beat, over the course of an action-packed fortnight. And when the red carpet has been rolled back up again, Cannes unveils all its other treasures, from the Lérins Islands to the Massif de l’Estérel and its extensive hinterland, not forgetting its Mediterranean beaches and the snowy peaks of the Alps.
Stroll along La Croisette and the Rue d’Antibes, a shopper’s paradise. Or head to Le Suquet to discover a more traditional side to this seaside resort. Cannes is the pearl of the Côte d’Azur, and enjoys an ideal location, only a few kilometres away from towns such as Nice and Monaco.
Cannes and the Côte d'Azur
Le Grand Hotel is one of the most prestigious hotels on La Croisette. Cannes is the perfect combination of glitz and authenticity, luxury and tradition. One luxury label follows another along this famous boulevard.
Jewellers, haute couture boutiques, watchmakers, top perfumers and world-renowned shoemakers are the epitome of French-style luxury.
Cannes is a historic town on the French Riviera and is home to a number of important and very authentic tourist sites. Le Suquet, the oldest quarter of Cannes, overlooks the town and surrounding area.
Stroll up its tiny shaded streets to the top of the hill and enjoy magnificent views of the bay and the Lérins Islands. During your trip to Le Suquet, visit the Musée de la Castre, the Old Port and the Provençal markets.
Outings and Shopping in Cannes
Festive and glamorous Cannes has all it takes for a fun outing. The Palm Beach Casino, just a couple of minutes’ walk from Le Grand Hotel, with its thousands of square metres, offers several games rooms, discotheques and a whole host of events. What’s more, Le Grand Hotel de Cannes is right next to two of the most important of the town’s avenues.
La Croisette for one, with its luxury boutiques, and Rue d’Antibes, with its strings of shops and restaurants. Ideal for a day’s shopping!
Trips in the Cannes area
During your stay at Le Grand Hotel in Cannes, why not enjoy a maritime excursion to the Lérins Islands? This unspoilt archipelago on the Côte d’Azur is just a stone’s throw from the town. Visit the fort on Sainte Marguerite that famously imprisoned the Man in the Iron Mask; and St-Honorat Island, with its monastery and vineyards. There are numerous interesting walks and excursions to be enjoyed in the Massif de l’Estérel, and indeed in all of the Cannes hinterland.
Visit the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, and discover the world of contemporary art. The Picasso Museum in Antibes has a stunning collection of his work. You could also explore Grasse, the perfume capital of the world which is just next door. Nice, Vallauris, Saint-Tropez are all dream destinations only kilometres from Cannes. And in May, the legendary Monaco Grand Prix attracts Formula One racing drivers from all over the world to its exceptional, town centre, race track.
Cannes, the city of the 7th Art
The stars of world cinema converge on La Croisette
Cannes, the city of the 7th Art
Every year, Le Grand Hotel lives and breathes the Cannes Film Festival. Our five-star hotel, like La Croisette itself, throbs with inexhaustible excitement. Le Grand Hotel, with its gardens and private beach, is just a few minutes’ walk from the Palais des Festivals and the Palais des Congrès. It participates in the world-renowned international cinema festival by organising prestige events.
Cannes has won a reputation for its own particular art of living and is also renowned for its international film festival, an event with amongst the most extensive media coverage in the world.
Since 1946, starlets, actors, producers and directors have flocked, year after year, to La Croisette for an action-packed fortnight.
To the delight of festival goers, tourists and cinema lovers, Cannes is transformed with red carpet and glitter, screenings and photo calls, sunny beaches and colourful nights.