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You’ll get the best from this glamorous location when you stay in one of IHG’s four Cannes hotels. Once a tiny fishing village, there is Riviera chic at every turn in and around this corner of the Côte-d’Azur. From the sleek yachts and fast cars through to the exclusive boutiques and pristine hotels that line the seafront, everything in Cannes sparkles. Best known of course for the annual film festival, the Palais des Festivals also plays host to a calendar of events including conferences and trade shows.
However, it’s not only celebrities and business executives who flock to Cannes. Sightseers will be as impressed by the harbour island cluster of Iles de Lerins, which include Ste Marguerite and St Honorat, as they will with the number of free sandy beaches that sprinkle the coastline. You’ll be lured along the pretty promenade of La Croisette by day, whilst the brightly colored lights bring the area to life at night. Equally inviting are the elegant suburbs of La Californie and La Croix des Gardes, where traces of previous royal residents are still in evidence. Other nearby towns of note include Vallauris, the onetime home of Picasso, as well as Grasse. which is known as the world capital of perfume.
The old quarter of Le Suquet offers a slower pace of life as well as a fantastic view of the bay, which can be all the more enjoyable over a picnic. Fortunately the quarter is home to one of the most important food markets in the region, Le Marché Forville, where you can stock up on restaurant quality produce for your al fresco feast. Food culture in Cannes centers around the many fine dining restaurants, traditional French bistros, cafes and hip beach bars. Enjoy seafood, health food, contemporary fusion dishes and more, or simply pick up a few favourites at a local delicatessen and you are sure to be satisfied.
Whether you plan to shop until you drop, go celebrity spotting or simply kick back and relax waterside, you can do it all from one of our quality hotels in Cannes. Book your stay with IHG today for comfortable accommodation and a warm welcome to this sunny city.
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