Take to the skies over the Côte d'Azur
While you are waiting between a screening of Jean-Luc Godard's latest film and a performance of the next Star Wars, why not take to the skies to admire the stunning landscapes of the Côte d'Azur? A helicopter is waiting to whisk you away from the southern tip of the port of Cannes to reveal the highlights of the Riviera. From pristine white beaches around the ancient town of Antibes to the glitzy shores of the Rock of Monaco, the beautiful scenery of the South of France parades beneath your feet. With your sunglasses firmly in place, you will then head off inland to fly over the flower-filled fields around the perfume capital of Grasse and then on to the turquoise waters of the Gorges du Verdon. An extraordinary experience to explore the Cannes region and its diverse scenic views.
Quai Max Laubeuf
+33 (0)4 93 90 40 70
Personalised perfume in Grasse
Founded in 1849, Maison Molinard is a master in the art of fragrance. Join the illustrious ranks of its clients, which even included Queen Victoria, a great devotee of the Riviera. Make a date at the Villa du Parfumeur at Molinard's workshops in Grasse where you can design your very own fragrance – the ultimate VIP experience. For two hours, an expert perfumer will guide you on your sensory journey, explaining all the tricks of the trade and listening to your perfume preferences. She will then choose from a selection of almost 100 essences, including ten extremely rare ones, and capture them in a bottle for you. The world of haute parfumerie opens its doors to you, less than 30 minutes away from Cannes by car.
60 boulevard Victor Hugo
+33 (0)4 92 42 33 21
A gourmet meal overlooking La Croisette
On your right are the limpid waters of the Mediterranean. On your left, the marina of Cannes. On your plate, a gourmet meal that mingles the best produce of the region. Restaurant Le 360° at the Radisson Blu hotel is a feast for the eyes as much as for your taste buds. Give in to the gilt-head sea bream braised in Provençal wine with artichokes in a white-wine and vegetable broth. Are you more of a sweet tooth? Fall for the spiced roast pineapple mille-feuille with passion fruit sorbet to refresh you in the shade of the palm trees, looking out over the great blue expanse of the Med.
2 boulevard Jean Hibert
+33 (0)4 92 99 73 10
Practise your swing in the Cannes sunshine
As journalists from around the world have their eyes fixed on the red carpet, head north out of town for a sporting interlude on the green carpet. Away from the hustle and bustle of Cannes, enjoy the delights of Saint Donat, a wooded golf course designed by American architect Robert Trent Jones Junior. Against a backdrop of a man-made lake with bluish reflections and the romantic ruins of an aqueduct, professionals will love practising on the driving range here in order to perfect their swing. Who knows, you might even rub shoulders with a celebrity who has escaped for a bit of time-out under the shade of the pines.
Golf de Saint Donat
270 route de Cannes
+33 (0)4 93 09 76 60
An idyllic catamaran cruise
Just imagine sipping a glass of Champagne, watching the sun go down over the Mediterranean… Well, book a catamaran cruise from the port of Cannes and live the dream. Setting sail at 6:30 p.m., one of these sumptuous boats will take you out to sea so you can enjoy the golden twilight over the orange-tinged waters of the Med. Just a few kilometres from Nice, the town of Cannes is awash with magical moments like this.
20 quai Saint-Pierre
+33 (0)4 92 98 71 31