Sunday, October 25, 2015

Cannes Grandeur of the French Riviera

Best known for its Film Festival held each May, Cannes, France is a luxuriant option for those looking to indulge in the plenitude of the French Riviera.
Whether you arrive by air or by sea, upon some magnificent vessel, you are in for an extraordinary holiday adventure.

This exquisite locale is a yachting hub and playground for society’s elite. Surrounded by stunning blue waters and breathtaking backdrops, Cannes is as postcard perfect as they come. There are innumerable options for tourists, including lounging on powdery sand beaches, to snagging swanky new haute-couture, all while cosseting luscious French pastries. Additionally, visitors can plan day trips by land or sea to other ritzy, Riviera favorites. Whatever you choose, will prove a worthy course of action during your stay.

What to do
Beach & Yacht Charter Services

Spend a portion of your day with your toes in the sand on one of the beautiful private or public beaches. Capture majestic mountainscapes amidst the fresh sea breeze, as you relax in the deep. Many who flock to the area rejuvenate along the famous Plages De La Croisette (the beaches of Croisette,) as they bask in the grandeur of the endless blue. After taking in all the marvelous scenery of the shoreline, you can head over to savor in the unblemished terrain of the Lerins Islands, just off the coast.
Situated along pristine beaches, Cannes is a welcome berth for yachts. It is quintessentially positioned- placing it within reach of other popular French Riviera hot spots. For those in search of a more active, upscale day, consider making a first-class entrance to Monaco or St. Tropez, arriving by vessel. There are numerous charter services to choose from, such as Carte Blanche III, Vertigo, Impulse, or Summer Breeze to list a few.
Guests can also opt to visit neighboring cities by train or car

Photography Kristina Mitrovic

Visitors will definitely want to peruse the plethora of area shops. The birthplace of Chanel No 5 is ideal for the dernier cri. You can purchase everything from Cartier jewelry to French-made goods at perfumeries. La Croisette also boasts loudly of all the top names in fashion, including Rolex, 
Chopard, Dunhill, Bulgari, Boucheron, Chanel, Hermes, and Lancel to name a few. Each step leads to storefront windows with well-tailored dresses, pants and shirts, and intricately crafted children’s clothing. Strolling through is comparable to having a front-row seat at a Paris runway show. You can expect to brush past residents and other international visitors adorned in Yves-Saint-Laurent from head to toe. You’ll not only find all of your favorite designers but even some spectacular known mentionable. You are bound to cross paths with some incredible pieces that you won’t want to leave behind. Just steps away, Rue d’Antibes features boutiques filled with all sorts of fabulous, affordable finds for the more frugal shopper. Get ready for fashion felicity upon arrival!

Fine Dining & Succulent Pastries

Cannes features world renowned restaurants with exquisite cuisine that caters to the most sumptuous of appetites. You can enjoy tantalizing dishes and mouthwatering pastries- from poached salmon to gourmet crepes and macaroons, and everything imaginable in between. There are even food stands sprawled along the outskirts of the beach, and bistros and cafes nestled throughout the shopping district and city, to suit every taste. Some fan favorites include La Serviette BlancheChef’s Table, Le Salon des Independants and Jean Luc Pele Patisserie. Prepare your palate for a fusion of delicate French flavors during your stay.

Those visiting can incorporate any number of activities into their schedule.  There is so much to do; diving, fishing, brushing up on French lessons, golfing, getting in a game of cricket, or tennis, as well as local wine tasting. Guests can also relax knowing that Cannes houses some of the most exclusive hotels in the world, like Hotel Barriere Le Majestic, the InterContinental CarltonThe Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez, and JW Marriott, so locating deluxe accommodations won’t be a problem. Individuals, families, and friends looking for a sensational experience on the French Riviera, are sure to have a particularly amazing and memorable time.

Grand Hotel Majestic, opened in 1926, has 305 exclusive rooms with a decor that ranges from neo-Egyptian to Louis XIV style. Its Fouquet’s Bar is considered to be a real celebrity hotspot during the Festival. In addition, the brand Clarins has recently opened inside the hotel a luxurious spa space, offering beauty treatments, massages, and even fitness coaching. And for real fashion addicts, the Dior suite, designed as an homage to the Monsieur Christian Dior is a real celebration of the French style and Parisian chic.

InterContinental Carlton

InterContinentalCarlton, located at 58 La Croisette – this luxury hotel built in 1911 has a special connection with the film industry. It was featured in many films and most famously in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘To Catch a Thief’ starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. The 7th floor hosts the most exclusive suites, dedicated to movie legends like Sean Connery, Sharon Stone, Sofia Loren, Alain Delon, Sophie Marceau, and Grace Kelly.

The Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez, 1929 art deco hotel, where you can relax by the famous pool and dine in style at the ‘La Palme d’Or” restaurant rewarded with 2 Michelin stars. Not surprisingly Forbes Magazine in 20019 named in Martinez Penthouse Suite the most expensive suite in the world.

Travelers to Cannes expect luxury, and the JW Marriott Cannes lives up to expectations. This five-star property is one of the crown jewels in Marriott's lineup of properties. Guests enjoy upscale furnishings, beautiful pieces of art, and classic wood textures found in each of the rooms. Vibrant designs and unique touches are found in the lobby, which offers stunning views of the Mediterranean coast.

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