The Cannes Film Festival is THE major film event in the world. Every year in May, it offers an extensive new slate of films. Created in 1939, it took on a far-reaching scope with international markets. Today, it attracts even larger number of curious visitors longing to catch a glimpse of movie stars walking up the red carpet.
Air France has long been a partner and the official carrier of the Festival. This year again, it shows its commitment to the art and the promotion of cinema. On this occasion of this 70th edition from May 17-28, here is a selection of trendy addresses, picked in the universe of movie celebrities.
Plage Magnum is back at it
Meeting point for gluttonous festival-goers, the Plage Magnum welcomes you for the fifth year in a row. On the ocean front, you'll love making up your own Magnum ice cream at the Make My Magnum Bar, mingling different tastes and flavours. Don't miss on the new ice cream sensations that will conquer the most gourmands, under the sun of the French Riviera!
64, boulevard de la Croisette
The Villa Schweppes celebrates its 10th anniversary!
The Villa Schweppes promises to offer unforgettable moments and celebrate its 10 years of parties, nights and glitter, at the Club des Marches amid the Palais des Festivals. During the day on the Croisette Beach, DJs in residence play their sets under the sun. Just like every year, they'll start up the nighttime Cannes parties and you'll have a ringside seat to listen exceptional playlists. Various guests share the bill and surprises will be plentiful! This year though, the new attraction is the opening of an apartment, available for electro pre-dinner parties and overlooking the red carpet. Formal dress is required!
Mouton Cadet Wine Bar, on the roof of the Palais des Festivals
This year, Mouton Cadet celebrates its comeback on the Croisette and makes way for the “Sunset Aperitifs” from 7 to 9 pm. For the sixth time in a row, Baron Philippe de Rothschild's Wine Bar – official supplier of the Cannes Festival – awaits all guests for exclusive events. Since 2010, it has welcomed headliners of both French and International fame like Woody Allen, Eva Longoria, Xavier Dolan or Marion Cotillard. Nestled on the roof of the Palais des Festivals and offering an unforgettable view onto the bay, this is where the craziest Cannes parties take place, in a decor always more exceptional than the time before! The Mouton Cadet Wine Bar evenings are invitation-based only.
Mouton Cadet Wine Bar
Palais des Festivals – Roof Top
1, boulevard de la Croisette
Nespresso on the bill of the Cannes Festival
Celebrating its 10th partnership with the Cannes International Film Festival, Nespresso supports creation. The Nespresso beach will welcome all authorised people, and a few privileged ones will be able to live culinary experiences offered by four major chefs, who will in turn prepare dinners inspired by the universe of filmmakers having left their mark in the history of the festival. The party will go on late into the night!
La Plage Nespresso
Boulevard de la Croisette
Da Laura and its exquisite Italian cuisine
While roaming the mythical Croisette, you may go off to explore this generous and refined Italian cuisine, carefully conceived with fresh produce and served in an unusual setting. Da Laura offers to relish delicious antipasti and burrata, and then carry on with delectable truffle raviolini or spaghetti alla chitarra. Indulge in the homemade tiramisu for desert and sip on sumptuous wines the whole time. Better book a table first though!
8, rue du 24-Août
Mediterranean cuisine at La Petite Maison de Nicole
Another not-to-be-missed spot during the festival would be the magnificent Majestic hotel. Its sumptuous cuisine from Nice offers southern flavours and perfumes, courtesy of Nicole. Friendliness and sharing are key words here. From zucchini flower fritters to purple artichoke salad, Provençale onion pie and burrata with basil, the finest gourmet eaters will find inspiration, in a most elegant setting.
La Petite Maison de Nicole
10, boulevard de la Croisette
Intimate date at La Table du Chef
As you stroll through the city alleyways during the Cannes Festival, you'll discover La Table du Chef, offering a genuine decoration and a traditional cuisine, based on seasonal fresh produce. The welcoming bistro atmosphere is going to make you feel right at home. La Table du Chef offers a lunch menu and at night a surprise dinner menu, made of four perfectly executed dishes. You'll be both amazed and filled with wonder. Bookings are highly recommended.
La Table du Chef
5, rue Jean Daumas
Tétou: an institution!
Known by generations of festival goers, this institution of the French Riviera offers a family-based traditional cuisine. Discover its mythical bouillabaisse fish stew, perfectly cooked lobster and delicious fishes baked in the oven, all in an exceptional marine setting overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
8, avenue des Frères Roustan