The kickstarter of the French Riviera season, the Cannes Film Festival is one of the most important events in the world of cinema. Some of the finest films are premiered in the historical town and the elite jury of the festival each year awards one of the most coveted prizes in Cinema. The stars of Hollywood gather on the Croisette to enjoy the very best of the festival and walk the red carpet.
Staying in Cannes during the festival can be a challenge, with hotel room prices going through the roof for the week. The likes of the Carlon or the Majestic have no problems filling their rooms with the jet et visiting the city and finding accommodations in the few 5-star hotels of the city is near impossible, unless you are willing to foot the bill. Another option is to rent a luxury villa. This option in addition grants you the ability to host large events for your guests and entertain in style at night. During the day you’ll enjoy the pool in the utmost privacy. While the standard villas can be slightly less expensive than renting multiple hotel rooms, some of the highest ends one, with dedicated staff and 6-star amenities will command a much higher price per room than even the most prestigious hotels.
Dining and clubbing during the festival are paramount. The likes of Annexe beach and Baoli will be the place to go for the demanding jet setter. For the more demanding even, La Guérite aboard a superyacht will be the place to go. The beach club on the coast of Cannes is the most exclusive destination to head to. With a vibrant atmosphere and a very private beach, there is nothing like spending the day in the iconic beach club of Cannes. Accessible only by boats located on St Marguerite Island, the beach club surely is one of the most popular in the world.
Enjoying the festival itself will mostly take place in the Palais des Festival ideally located on the Croisette, next to the old port. Multiple screenings per day of the latest movies and award ceremonies will take place there. Across town, you’ll also enjoy multiple screenings across some of the high-end cinemas as well as projections on the beach. After the best screenings, you may just want to head to the port and enjoy the parties thrown by the producers aboard superyachts.
Experiencing the Cannes Film Festival is a once-in-a-lifetime must-do for any moviegoers. Stayin in the resort town on the Riviera is the ideal luxury retreat, enjoying a luxury villa with a pool in the warm Mediterranean spring and spending some quality time at sea.