Cannes, France

Here on the French Riviera, Cannes 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.

Here on the French Riviera, Cannes is known for its beaches, chic boutiques and elegant nightspots around La Croisette promenade. It was a sleepy harbor until 1834, when Lord Brougham stayed here on his travels to Italy and began its transformation into a fashionable resort. It’s now home to the famous film festival and the immortalized handprints of A-list movie stars.