Cannes is one of the most coveted destinations in the world – lively all year round, it is perfect for clients who want to cover their holiday home investment
Each year more than 11 million tourists visit the Côte d’Azur and stay for six or seven nights. At least two million of these visitors come to Cannes. With Nice international airport just 25 minutes away and its very own airport just outside the centre, it is easy to mix business and pleasure in Cannes.
Successfully rent your property all year round
Around half of Home Hunts’ buyers want to rent out their properties so they need to purchase homes in locations that are in demand. Seaside resorts can be quiet in winter, but Cannes is one of the exceptions as it’s possible to rent a property all year round.
“If a client is looking to buy with a view to renting as much as possible there are certain places we recommend, and Cannes is one of them,” says Tim Swannie, Director of Home Hunts. “There is a year-round rental market there, not just the tourists in the summer, but the many conferences mean there are constant business visitors to the town.”
If renting the property to the business market is important to you then your purchase needs to be within a 20-minute walk of the Palais des Festivals. Whether people are in town for the film festival, Cannes Lions or the Yachting Festival (the biggest boat show in Europe) – just a few of the many high-profile events on during the year – proximity is essential.
One of the most glamorous locations in the world
It is the Cannes Film Festival which rocketed Cannes into the international spotlight. The first important global event after the Second World War, the festival has been a city of stars since it launched in 1946.
The beauty of Cannes is that stars and regular holidaymakers share the same streets and it’s considered business as usual. Of course during the festival the concentration of A-listers in the area rises. At the 71st festival in May 2018, Sting, Kristen Stewart, Woody Harrelson, Pierce Brosnan, Spike Lee and Cate Blanchett (president of the jury) were among the most famous stars attending.
Exciting lifestyle and plenty of property choice
In terms of prime property locations, buyers are spoilt for choice in Cannes. From the Hollywood-esque hills of La Californie to the exclusivity of Super Cannes, a five-star way of life awaits.
There is also a tremendous selection of property types. From penthouse apartments on the Croisette, to downtown pied-à-terres, waterfront villas and hillside mansions with panoramic sea views, property in Cannes is renowned for its splendour and variety.
“Some of our clients want to be near the beaches, boutiques and Palais des Festivals on the Croisette, where there is a stunning selection of apartments,” says Tim. “Other clients are more interested in benefiting from the tremendous views in areas such as La Californie or along the coast, where some properties even offer direct access to the sea.”
If you are looking to buy a property in Cannes you can view luxury homes for sale in Home Hunts’ portfolio at www.home-hunts.com. To speak to a Home Hunts consultant directly about your criteria and your requirements, call +33 (0)970 44 66 43.