Cannes

Wenn es um Glanz, Glamour, Klatsch und Tratsch geht, gibt es im Frühling keinen besseren Ort als Cannes. Denn dann geben sich die Größen Hollywoods hier die Ehre – zum International Film Festival. Und auch wenn das Festival nur einige Wochen dauert, so lebt der Glanz des Events doch das ganze Jahr über weiter. Das ist ein Teil des Zaubers, den das Juwel an der französischen Riviera ausstrahlt. Hotels, Restaurants und Bars der Superlative, gepaart mit einem herrlich milden Klima, machen Cannes das ganze Jahr über zu einem idealen Reiseziel.

La Croisette, die Hauptstraße entlang der Küste, windet sich diverse Kilometer weit entlang goldener Strände auf der einen Seite und dutzender Hotels, Boutiquen und Restaurants auf der anderen. Wunderbare Panorama-Ausblicke über die Côte d’Azur hat man beim Spaziergang auf den Straßen von Le Suquet, der mittelalterlichen Altstadt auf einem Hügel über der Stadt.

www.frenchriviera-tourism.com

  • Did you know?

    NetJets Europe can fly you to six different airports on the Côte d’Azur: Nice, Marseilles and Mandelieu (for Cannes), Le Palyvestre Navy (for Saint-Tropez) and Blagnac (for Toulouse).

    Bratislava to Cannes

    NetJets

    Insgesamt Tür zu Tür
    3 hours 8 minutes approx.
    Tatsächliche Flugzeit
    1 hour 48 minutes

    Kommerzielle Fluggesellschaften

    Insgesamt Tür zu Tür
    9 hours 5 minutes approx.
    Tatsächliche Flugzeit
    6 hours 35 minutes (land in Nice, via Prague and Paris)
  • Where to stay

    Hôtel Martinez
    When this extravagantly luxurious hotel opened its doors in 1929, it was the largest in Cannes. More than 80 years later, it remains one of the leading Riviera properties, with an infrastructure to match. There are three restaurants (one of which, La Palme d’Or, has two Michelin stars), a piano bar, a private beach and a huge pool.
    73 La Croisette
    06400
    Cannes,
    +33 4 92 98 73 00

    www.hotel-martinez.com


    Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc
    A stay at the Hôtel du Cap, nestled in 22 acres of pine forest in the old fortified town of Antibes, halfway between Cannes and Nice, is like a trip back in time – the hotel didn’t even take credit cards until 2006. A beautiful Napoleon III-era building, discreet but excellent service, a relaxed atmosphere and a concierge service that prides itself on handling the most outrageous requests make a stay here special.
    Boulevard JF Kennedy
    06601
    Antibes,
    +33 4 93 61 39 01

    www.hotel-du-cap-eden-roc.com


    Hôtel Majestic Barrière
    After a renovation that totalled almost $100 million, the Hôtel Majestic is more, well, majestic than ever. As for the location, you couldn’t ask for more – the hotel is at the west end of La Croisette, opposite the Festival Hall.
    10 La Croisette
    06407
    Cannes,
    +33 4 92 98 77 00

    www.lucienbarriere.com


  • Where to eat

    Château Eza
    Chef Axel Wagner – formerly executive chef at the three-star Georges Blanc in Vonnas – uses seasonal produce to refine the menu on a monthly basis at this Michelin-starred restaurant, which has stunning views over the Côte d’Azur.
    Rue de la Pise
    06360
    Èze village,
    +33 4 93 41 12 24

    www.chateauezarestaurant.com


    La Chèvre d’Or
    Another favourite from the village of Èze, La Chèvre d’Or sits atop its eponymous four-star hotel and offers breathtaking panoramic views from Monte Carlo to Nice – an immaculate setting for two-Michelin-starred head chef Philippe Labbé’s classical French repertoire.
    Moyenne corniche
    Rue du Barri
    06360, Èze village
    +33 92 10 66 66

    www.chevredor.com


    La Colombe d’Or
    It’s not just the food that excites at the ‘Golden Dove’: Saint-Paul’s most famous restaurant sees guests dining among paintings by the likes of Miró, Picasso, Klee and Calder. The exquisite Provençal menu has remained stoically unchanged since the late Paul Roux first opened La Colombe d’Or in 1931.
    1 Place du Général-de-Gaulle
    06570
    Saint-Paul de Vence,
    +33 93 32 80 03

    www.la-colombe-dor.com


  • Where to drink

    Bar des Célébrités
    A favourite of the Hollywood crowd, the Intercontinental’s delightful piano bar has a cocktail list to die for and wonderful views of La Croisette. It’s the perfect place to people-watch, whether you’re looking out or looking in.
    Intercontinental Carlton
    58 La Croisette
    06414, Cannes
    +33 4 93 06 40 06

    www.ichotelsgroup.com


    Via Notté
    Set two blocks back from La Croisette, this lively low-ceilinged lounge bar attracts a young, hip crowd that grooves to the sounds spun by DJs Sam from Cannes and WYTA and guest appearances by international names such as Carl Cox and David Guetta.
    13 Rue du Commandant André
    06400
    Cannes,
    +33 22 92 23 58


    La Chunga
    This classy, late-night piano bar just opposite the Martinez is another favourite place for the film set to be seen thanks to the fabulous live music, plush décor and extensive cocktail list.
    24 Rue La Tour Maubourg
    06400
    Cannes,
    +33 4 93 94 11 29

    www.la-chunga-cannes.com


  • What to see and do

    Palais Des Festivals et des Congrès
    Home to the International Film Festival, the Palais is well worth a visit long after the red carpet is rolled up thanks to the dozens of theatre, dance, comedy and concert performances that take place here. A wander along the Allée des Etoiles du Cinéma, a path of celebrity hand imprints in the pavement, is a must.
    www.palaisdesfestivals.com


    Notre Dame d’Espérance
    This beautiful 16th-century gothic church, atop Suquet hill in old Cannes, is not only the local fishermen’s favourite but is also home to a collection of 19th-century paintings by the likes of George Roux. Mass is every Sunday at 11am.
    Place de la Castre
    06400
    Cannes,
    +33 93 39 17 49


    Île Sainte-Marguerite
    A 15-minute boat ride away, this tiny island – just 3 km long – is where the man in the iron mask, immortalised by the novelist Alexandre Dumas, was incarcerated.
    Compagnies Estérel-Chanteclair ferry service
    1 Port de Cannes
    06400, Cannes
    +33 93 39 11 82