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Drinks with a view in Cannes

Glamour and summer fun on the rooftops of Cannes

featured in News & reviews Author Jo Morgan, Cannes Reporter Updated

There are few better places to be on a warm summer evening than a rooftop bar in Cannes, watching the twilight turning the Mediterranean pink and the lights start to twinkle across the Riviera, palm trees silhouetted against a blue-black sky.

As you sip a cocktail on the rooftop of one of Cannes’ finest establishments, you’ll feel like you’ve fallen into a glamorous movie scene whilst you watch the beautiful people mill around a rooftop infinity pool, or just relax back on a lounge with friends and watch the stars come out across the summer sky.

If you time your visit right, you’ll even be able to watch one of the spectacular fireworks displays explode above Cannes, lighting up the sea and the gathered superyachts beneath in a riot of colour and light.

Five Seas Hotel, Cannes terrace

Le Roof at the Five Seas Hotel

The very trendy and aptly named rooftop bar of the Five Seas Hotel, Le Roof, doesn’t have a Mediterranean view, but it more than makes up for it with its infinity pool and a stunning view of the cityscape of Cannes.

In fact, it’s the perfect place to grab a sunset cocktail and watch the old terracotta roofs of Cannes glow red in the last moments of the day before the lights come on and this decadent lounge bar becomes one of the A-list destinations in Cannes.

If you wanted to stay for dinner in the rooftop restaurant, then you’d be treated to a Michelin-star meal and desserts by the World Pastry Champion.

JW Marriott Hotel, Cannes terrace

Le Panorama at the JW Marriot

The clue is in the name, for this beautiful rooftop lounge and pool area offers spectacular panoramic views of the Mediterranean.

At the JW Marriot Hotel there’s a classic, indulgent feel, so sit back on a lounger and enjoy the five-star glamour, with the rooftop pool glowing blue in the night.

This is one of the best spots in Cannes to grab a table and watch the stunning fireworks displays that light up the Cannes skies during summer. The bar offers cocktails, an extensive drinks list, and a snack menu and is open all day long, so you can cool off between drinks with a refreshing dip in the pool.

Club Maintenon Hotel, Cannes terrace

Sundeck terrace at Aparthotel Club Maintenon

For those wanting the stunning views in a slightly more casual setting, head to the Hotel Club Maintenon in the centre of town.

This is actually an aparthotel and their sundeck terrace is one to envy, offering spectacular panoramic views across Cannes and the Mediterranean coast. Order a cocktail from the bar and enjoy the warm summer night, or order a meal in the rooftop restaurant.

Private terrace in Hotel Majestic Barriere Cannes

Your own private suite at the Hotel Majestic Barriere

There can be no better way to enjoy a drink with a view above La Croisette in Cannes than stepping out of your hotel suite and onto your very own private terrace, complete with heated swimming pool.

If you book at night in the Suite Majestic Barriere at the Cannes Majestic Barriere Hotel then this is exactly what you will get. Enjoy butler service in your own private suite on the seventh floor of the hotel with a 150sqm terrace that overlooks the super yachts, Cannes casino and sparkling waters of the Mediterranean. There can be no better place to enjoy a cool glass of champagne in Cannes.