Holidays to Cannes
With stylish beaches, stunning scenery, and Hollywood stars, this French city is the ultimate glamour hotspot. Get a taste of the high life with a holiday in Cannes.
The French Riviera is a stunning stretch of coastline with white, sandy beaches, passing through chic resorts such as Saint-Tropez, Nice, and Monte Carlo. On the Cannes side, take a stroll along the Promenade de la Croisette, with its carnival rides, shops, and restaurants.
Sun, Cinema, and Stars
The Cannes International Film Festival takes place here every year, previewing new films and documentaries from around the world. The Cannes’ equivalent of the Oscar Award is the Palme d'Or, given to the film chosen as the best of the festival. Previous Palme d'Or winners include such cinematic classics as Apocalypse Now, Pulp Fiction, and The Pianist.
One of the highlights of a Cannes holiday can be spotting the many celebrities that are in town during the festival. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, and Uma Thurman are just some of the big names that have attended Cannes in the past.
La Malmaison is a charming pavilion by the prestigious Grand Hôtel which regularly hosts modern art exhibitions honouring famous artists such as Picasso, Braques, and Matisse.
The pavilion was originally the games and tea room of the first incarnation of the Grand Hotel, built in 1863. La Malmaison is the only part of the original complex that survives today and its vintage charm is a key attraction during a holiday in Cannes.
Located in a medieval castle in the hilltops, the Musée de la Castre contains a wide variety of historic objects from the Mediterranean and the Middle East. There’s also an interesting collection of musical instruments from Africa and Asia.
If you visit the Musée de la Castre during your discount Cannes holiday, be sure to visit the rooms that contain 19th century paintings of Riviera landscapes which are good enough to rival the real thing.