The star-studded annual Cannes Film Festival is in full swing and we’ve listed where the glamorous movie stars stay, eat and party.
Not everyone is lucky enough to receive an official invitation to the world famous Cannes Film Festival however it’s still possible for people like you and me to visit the stunning city on the French Riviera and experience the glitz and glamour.
By staying at the same hotels, eating at the celebrity packed restaurants and socialise at the glamorous bars we can still get a taste of la dolce vita and possibly even rub shoulders with our favourite A-listers.
Where to stay
InterContinental Hotel Carlton, Cannes
During the Cannes Film Festival this is the most prestigious place to stay and the undisputed headquarters of motion picture industry deal-making. The beautiful Belle Epoque hotel has attracted endless celebrities including Grace Kelly who met her husband, Prince Rainier of Monaco here in 1955.
Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez
Situated in a prime location on the exclusive Boulevard de la Croisette, overlooking the Bay of Cannes and the Mediterranean Sea, this historic luxury 5 star hotel is a favourite among celebrities attending the festival.
For celebrities looking for a bit more privacy, a 30 minute drive up the coast will lead them to Hotel du Cap at Eden Roc in Antibes. This elegant hotel hosts the world glitterati including movie-stars like Natalie Portman.
Where to eat
A lot of Hollywood starts are looking for a more authentic Provencal experience and are heading 10 minutes inland to Le Moulin des Mougins. This restaurant offers a captivating setting which opens onto the outside gardens where some of the best contemporary artists meet hangout with modern celebrities.
La Colombe d’Or, the historic Roux family’s legendary hotel and restaurant in Saint-Paul is renowned all over the world for its romantic restaurant with Provençale cooking and the superb private collection of 20th century art. Popular amongst celebrities you are almost guaranteed to spot a star here.
Famous for serving up the best bouillabaisse in the world this restaurant is a must-visit for Hollywood stars who a looking for an authentic French food experience. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie enjoyed a romantic dinner for two here in 2011.
Where to party
In the heart of glitzy Port Canto you’ll find Baoli, the uber hot club with an ethereal outdoor setting making it an amazing clubbing experience. Celebrities spotted here include; Eva Mendes, Jay-Z and Bono.
With its prime location situated right on the Festival Palace rooftop, this spectacular bar with a view (described as ‘a bubble of serenity’) attracts A-list celebrities such as Jude Law, Kristen Stewart and Nicole Kidman.
This global luxury lifestyle chain with venues in Ibiza, Miami Beach and St Tropez hosts a pop-up party spot at The Carlton Hotel in Cannes every year. Expect to spot celebrities such as Michael Douglas, Ryan Gosling and Naomi Watts.
Have you ever been to Cannes? Do you have a favourite hangout?
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