Cannes has long been associated with the glamour of its annual film festival. Year-round, it's an exuberant and lively seaside destination. This chic resort offers a heady combination of glitzy boutiques, fashionable nightclubs, sandy beaches and a crystal-clear sea.

Insider Tip

Close to the beach on La Croisette is the coolest place to stay and be seen.

The area provides traditional Provencal cooking with specials ranging from beef strew to stuffed rabbit, and a firm favourite is succulent fresh fish straight from the harbour served with fresh Provencal herbs and stunning salads. Accompany these with the local red, white or rose wines that can rarely be sampled anywhere other than the French Riviera.

Alternatively, why not relax and socialise over one of the signature cocktails served in all the cosmopolitan bars.

The great and good of Paris' fashion houses are all represented in chic boutiques around La Criosette and rue d'Antibes in Cannes.

Suggested Excursions

Villa of Celebrities and Gardens Tour

Drive through St Jean Ferrat along the French Riviera Beverly Hills with stops to see the famous villas and splendid gardens.

This includes a property owned by Baroness Rothschild, wife of the wealthy Russian banker that is now open for public visits.

Eze, Monaco & Monte Carlo

Visit Eze the old medieval village and enjoy guided tours of the perfume factory. The visit the cathedral, the famous Prince's Palace and Princess Grace memorial in Monte Carlo.

Finally discover the old Casino and the famous Hotel de Paris, the beautiful gardens and deluxe boutiques.