InterContinental Carlton Cannes
Start your day with a delicious breakfast on our panoramic terrace. Then take a leisurely stroll along the seafront to atmospheric Forville Market, where you will find cheeses and other fresh local produce. Nearby Rue Meynadier is full of lovely shops. Alternatively, take a trip out of town and indulge your senses in Grasse, the world’s perfume capital. Stop off in Nice, where culture fans will love the Musée des Beaux-Arts, and the paintings on show at the opulent Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.
Fashionistas will be in seventh heaven in Cannes, which is famed for its luxury boutiques. The prime shopping spots on Boulevard de la Croisette and Rue d'Antibes are a short walk from the hotel. Don’t miss the cobbled streets of Le Suquet, Cannes' historic old port; stroll up to the church for lovely bay views. Golf fans can spend a relaxed afternoon on one of the region’s excellent courses, such as the nine-hole Golf St. Donat. Alternatively, join the locals for a classic game of pétanque.
As the sun goes down and sparkling lights illuminate the waterfront, the bars and restaurants of Cannes come alive. Start your evening with a cocktail or a glass of champagne on the hotel terrace while admiring the sunset. Then explore the local dining scene: from fresh seafood to traditional Provencal cuisine, you will be spoilt for choice. Night owls can dance until the early hours in swanky Cannes nightclubs. Or, if you're feeling lucky, join the high-rollers at one of the city's casinos.
Feel like a star
The famous Alfred Hitchcock movie To Catch a Thief, with Grace Kelly and Cary Grant, was shot in the Carlton InterContinental in 1954.
The First Supreme Council of the League of Nations
In January 1922 the Carlton Hotel was requisitioned for the first Supreme Council of the League of Nations, whose task was to establish lasting peace in the world. An Italian journalist working for Avanti, Benito Mussolini, made himself undesirable by being too noisy and was expelled from a meeting involving Lloyd George for England, Harvey for the United States, Briand for France and representatives belgium, Italy, Japan and Germany.
Movie stars on hand
Each star that comes to the world-famous Cannes Film Festival leaves their handprints. Some of them are displayed around the Palais des Festivals where the celebrities climb up the stairs.
The Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovitch
The story of the building of the hotel Carlton in Cannes is, in essence, a Russian love story. Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich, who wished to marry the woman he loved and thus rejected the idea of marrying for personal gain, paid dearly for his romantic ideals. he decided to marry Sophie de Merenberg, the granddaughter of the poet Alexander Pushkin, after falling in love with her in Nice in 1891. Since Sophie was from a family of modest means and did not enjoy the same aristocratic statusas the Grand Duke. The Duke was banned from Russia, by Nicola II Tsar of Russia, stripped of his military rank as well as his position as heir to the throne. Forced to live in exile in the Côte d'Azur, he financed the construction of the Hotel Carlton, which he then inaugurated upon its completion.
Lord Brougham and his love for Cannes
In 1800 Cannes was still just a small modest fishing village. In 1834, however a memorable event was going to change its history. An English lord, Lord Brougham, passed through Cannes on his way to Italy. However he was unable to cross the border due to a cholera epidemic so turned back and stopped off in Cannes. He was so attracted by the beauty of the place that he decided to stay and build his house. The English aristocracy subsequently followed in his foot steps and considerably increased the town's population, putting Cannes firmly on the map.