Cannes, on the French Riviera, is prized for its brilliant beaches, chic boutiques and the elegant nightspots around the La Croisette promenade. A climate that sees 12 hours of sun during summer.
Visit the Palais des Festivals, a focal point for the annual throng of film stars, or the nearby La Malmaison hotel, a marvellous 19th-century mansion that welcomes passing visitors to explore.
Cannes was a sleepy harbour until 1834, when Lord Brougham stayed on his travels to Italy and began its transformation into a fashionable resort. It’s now home to the famous film festival and the immortalised handprints of A-list movie stars.
Explore further afield on the French Riviera and take in the sights of Nice or discover the glamorous Principality of Monaco, playground of the rich and famous. The principality covers just one square mile. Visit the most famous of its four districts: Monte Carlo, full of glitz and glamour, where fortunes have been won and lost on the roll of a dice!