5 Luxurious Things to do in Cannes

5 Luxurious Things to do in Cannes 1

There are hundreds of luxurious things to do in Cannes, but these are Home Hunts’ favourite five…

5 Luxurious Things to do in Cannes 2

Cannes is renowned for being the glamour capital of the French Riviera. At its heart is La Croisette, one of the most famous promenades in the world, which is lined with palm trees and glorious golden beaches. From its opulent boutiques to five-star restaurants, palatial hotels and glistening yachts, Cannes truly has everything you need to live a luxurious lifestyle.

If you are seeking ways to add extra extravagance to your time on the Riviera, here are five luxurious things to do in Cannes.

Hire a private helicopter

Whether you’ve got lots of property viewings to fit in or you just want to travel stylishly around the French Riviera, booking a private helicopter will offer you privacy, security and a speedy ride between destinations.

As a buyer’s agent, Home Hunts’ consultants are used to organising exclusive transport for clients with particularly busy schedules, so if you need to see many properties in a day they can help to arrange it for you.

Travelling by helicopter is the perfect way to view the coastline and explore different parts of the Riviera in a fraction of the time. Want to pop to Saint-Tropez and avoid the busy summer roads? It takes 15 minutes from Cannes to fly there by helicopter. Going further afield to Marseille is a quick 45-minute journey – and Nice feels like it’s just around the corner at only ten minutes away.

Invest in an exclusive villa

Buying a property in the safe-haven location of Cannes is always good investment – especially right now with prices due to increase throughout 2017. As well as providing the ultimate luxurious lifestyle, it is also a commercial hub hosting many industry-leading events, which means that rental yields can be high all year round.

There are certain areas of Cannes which are always in demand, such as the “Hollywood-esque” hills of La Californie, which is one of the most exclusive places to own property in Cannes.

5 Luxurious Things to do in Cannes 3

When you look at the view from La Californie, over the bay of Cannes and the Estérel Mountains, it is easy to see why. Immaculate, idyllic properties, such as this magnificent seven-bedroom villa (HH-11182287), do not usually stay on the market for long. With a grand terrace and heated swimming pool and lush landscaped gardens, this house is like a tropical oasis and a pleasure to visit at any time of the year.

Charter or buy a luxury yacht

5 Luxurious Things to do in Cannes 4

Now with a successful yacht-finding service, the Home Hunts team can help you buy or charter a yacht, and also suggest the most pleasurable itineraries to take.

One of the best places to visit by yacht in the Cannes area is the Îles de Lérins. These are four beautiful islands, just off the coast of Cannes, with the largest being Île Sainte-Marguerite. It’s a stunning place to explore if you have the time, with some notable museums and landmarks. Lunch at restaurant La Guérite is recommended, which overlooks the Bay of Cannes.

After this the team recommends sailing for around half-an-hour to visit the village of Théoule-sur-Mer to indulge in the local food, cheeses and wines. As the sun sets, head off to Saint-Tropez for an evening of non-stop, exclusive entertainment. Visit the local markets in the morning and then head over to Pampelonne Beach, where the summer season’s best all-day parties are held.

To wind down, take a beautiful sunset cruise to the Porquerolles Islands, just a couple of hours south, for an unforgettable diving experience. These islands are majestic and tranquil beyond compare – and don’t miss sunset cocktails at PortCros. A must-go location that is only reachable by boat, it offers one of the best diving experiences in France.

Find the perfect penthouse for the Film Festival

Cannes’ year-round events calendar brings in some of the most well-heeled people on the planet, as well as world-leading business executives from the yachting, real estate and film industries. The latter is without doubt the one that Cannes is most famous for as it hosts the star-studded film festival every year in May.

5 Luxurious Things to do in Cannes 5

When you’re not attending the film premieres, why not watch the excitement and celebrity-lined red carpet from the comfort of your own balcony? Penthouses such as this contemporary masterpiece (HH-8081920), which overlooks the Palais des Festivals, can be bought or rented, and are among the most desirable properties to own downtown.

Set across two levels, this property is particularly special. It offers breath-taking views over the sea and features a private pool which is accessed by a private glass elevator. You can’t get more luxurious that this, especially because of “that” view of the top of the red carpet.

Indulge in fine dining on the beach

There are restaurants dotted along the beach all the way up La Croisette and the view of the glimmering Mediterranean can also be fully enjoyed from many of the cafés, bars and restaurants along the promenade. But for the height of luxury dining beach-side in Cannes, try out one of the hotel beach restaurants, such as Zplage from the Martinez hotel.

With beautifully-laid tables just set back from the water’s edge, this is an extraordinary setting overlooking the sea and the Estérel mountains. What’s more, if you dine here on a summer’s night it becomes one of Cannes’ hottest party locations, where DJs play the latest tunes and you can savour the local cuisine over live shows and fireworks.

If you are looking to buy a property in Cannes, you can view Home Hunts’ impressive online portfolio at www.home-hunts.com. To speak to a consultant about other luxurious ways to spend time in Cannes or to discuss your specific real estate needs, call +33 (0)970 44 66 43.

Compare listings