With the narrow streets of the old town of Cannes, the superyachts bobbing in the marina and the most famous red carpet in the world, the city of Cannes also has a wealth of uniquely styled luxury hotels to help you make the most of this wonderful part of the French Riviera.
If you haven't already, then it's time to start planning your trip to Cannes. Sun, sea and seductive locations... Here are our pick of some of the best boutique hotels for summer 2017, on any budget.
La Bastide de l'Oliveraie, Cannes
The four-star boutique La Bastide de l'Oliveraie Hotel is chic, modern and elegant, and set within the walls of a typical country house-style building. Situated only a 10-minute walk from the bustling centre of Cannes, this hotel offers guests a peaceful haven surrounded by greenery in the lush Montfleury district. The rooms are tastefully decorated and capture the light and airy style of the French Riviera. The outdoor pool and spa area mean that you can not only enjoy a luxury stay in cosmopolitan Cannes but a spa break at the same time. A glass of champagne in the jacuzzi as you enjoy the panoramic views over the city is the ultimate indulgence.
La Villa Cannes Croisette Hotel, Cannes
Matching contemporary luxury with the rich history shared between Cannes and silver screens of Hollywood, La Villa Cannes Croisette Hotel offers bold decor in the heart of the city. Located at the east end of La Croisette, gold, black, fur and cinema have all influenced the new baroque-style refined decor of the hotel's guest rooms. Offering some respite from city living the outdoor pool is nestled in a garden terrace is the perfect place for a breakfast of buttery croissants and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Les Rosees Hotel, Mougins
The 440-year-old bastide of Les Rosees Hotel in Mougins allows guests to immerse themselves in the Provencal history of the region, enjoying the traditional side of Cote d'Azur, only a stone's throw away from the glitz of Cannes red carpet. Renovated using only ancient restoration techniques, this bastide is a mix of beautiful antique furniture and contemporary luxury that provide you with an authentic Provencal experience in indulgent comfort.
Cezanne Hotel & Spa, Cannes
The Cezanne Hotel & Spa is a place of calm, peace and elegance within the city of Cannes. Offering their very own C.SPA this hotel is a haven of health and wellbeing. One of the rare Boutique Hotels in Cannes to offer its business and leisure guests a host of luxury services while retaining the intimate atmosphere and personalised service of a small, independent hotel. The perfect environment in which to relax after a day of conferences, exhibition, shopping or just exploring in Cannes
Bastide Saint Mathieu Hotel, Grasse
Venturing a little further afield, to the town of Grasse, home of Chanel scents, the Bastide Saint Mathieu Hotel awaits you. This 18th-century manor house is just 15 minutes from Cannes, yet it feels as though you are a million miles away in your own private villa amongst the lush hills of Grasse, with the smell of rose petals being harvested around you. Seven individually designed and decorated rooms, each named for one of the great characters in Riviera history, wth fine marble bathrooms, open Provencal stone fireplaces offer glorious views over the countryside to the coast. Your own private Provence...
Of course, this list is just scratching the surface of the wonderful boutique hotels of this glamorous Riviera town. The rest of the Cannes experience is now yours to discover.