If your two great loves are glamour and sunshine there's no better place than Cannes. The city's main promenade, La Croisette, gleams gracefully under the clear skies of the Cote d'Azur, a row of beautiful boutiques, excellent restaurants and most of the best places to stay in Cannes. Behind this is more glitz and glamour, and it goes all the way to the core.
But Cannes wouldn't have attracted the money and beauty which has made it wealthy and beautiful without its glorious bay, warm sandy beaches and sunshine. So if your tastes run to glamour but not excess Cannes will allow you to pace yourself.
Of course there are plenty of beautiful harbours and beaches in the Med, but Cannes has carefully created the air of exclusivity. Without actually being exclusive. Cannes is where to come if you want to shop for couture alongside celebrities, but that's the point - you're there too. And you're very welcome!
Of course during the two weeks of the famous film festival many visitors are as wealthy and well known as you can imagine. But Cannes has managed to spread the sparkle generated by the festival around the rest of the year.
If you're here for Cannes, you're here for La Croisette and the port, with its mind-blowing super yachts. But it's also worth strolling down the western side of the Palais des Festivals into Le Vieux Port and Le Suquet, into the calm, petanque-friendly squares where the locals live.
And don't be disappointed if it seems like all the beaches are private, keep heading along the coast and you'll soon find more welcoming stretches of sand.
If you left your own super yacht at home, don't worry, you can still get out on the waters by joining one of the regular cruises up to Monte Carlo!
Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Cannes, or contact, one of our friendly gurus for advice. Alternatively take a look at all our recommendations for the Cote d'Azur or Provence.
Antibes, Côte d'Azur
An adorable hotel with rustic charm. An intimate sanctuary with an orange scented courtyard and comfortable bedrooms in pastels and mauves. A lovely and friendly hotel suitable for families and those looking for something more understated.
Cannes (Cote d'Azur)
A cool hotel in a great location. A few minutes walk from the beach and central attractions. 1950s style rooms and suites with private terraces and sea views. Swimming pool, gym and sauna. A vibrant spot in the city centre.
Cannes (Cote d'Azur)
A lovely townhouse hotel a few steps from La Croisette. Belle Epoque facade, Carrara marble floors and comfortable bedrooms, plus complimentary open bar every evening. Classic elegance and refined decoration. An intimate spot in a great location.
Cannes, Côte d'Azur
Gorgeous French guest house in the hills above Cannes. Honeysuckle terraces, aqua marine pool, and rambling gardens. Elegant rooms in neutral tones and lots of natural light. Fantastic home-cooked food and Michelin star restaurants a short walk away. A romantic retreat away from the crowds.
Beautiful rooms, views and food in one of the most luxurious locations in the world. Metres from the beach, yet in the heart of Cannes, this hotel really does have it all. Treatments and massages in Cinq Mondes, delicious food in SeaSens, and a rooftop pool with views to stun one and all.