The French Riviera is one of the most glamorous places on the planet and things come to a peak each May, when half of Hollywood decamps to Cannes – and if you’re hoping to join them, these are the best Cannes hotels.
La Croisette is among France’s most famous streets, curving along the coast with grand hotels and equally upscale shops. Fittingly, Cannes has its own version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which of course sounds better in French: the Allée des Etoiles.
To be in with a shot of spying a celebrity (odds are increased every May), book a stay at Hôtel Martinez by Hyatt, an art deco building that’s been a presence in the city since the 1920s.
Equally starry is Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic, also on La Croisette, with its own beach, plus a branch of legendary Parisian brasserie Fouquet’s and treatments at the spa that will have you ready for the red carpet in no time.
A short drive north in mediaeval Mougins, Les Rosées is a 400-year-old guesthouse with olive trees in its peaceful grounds that are even older.
For a stylish stay in the South of France this summer, these are the chic Cannes hotels to book…