Destination: France: Cannes
Sun-soaked Cannes, the original playground for the Hollywood jet-set, has begun to foster a new modernity. Savvy travelers can now find a more eclectic array of temptations. From authentic foodie spots and ultra-contemporary accommodations to sleek holistic spas, Cannes has new gems to discover.
INDAGARE TOP TEN:
SLEEP…in the recently renovated quarters at über-luxe Majestic Barrière
EXPERIENCE…the glass-encased saltwater pool and a caviar bento box lunch at Cannes’ progressive spa, H02 Thermes Marins de Cannes
SPLURGE…on a meal at the double-Michelin-starred La Palme d’Or
EAT…at L’Affable which epitomizes the new Cannes with sophisticated updates on traditional dishes like escargots are served out of their shells in a creamy soup of garlic, olive oil and herbs
DRINK…une coupette of rosé during lunch at the locals’ favorite wine bar, La Cave du Marché
SAVOR…the sunset over the Mediterranean from a bench along the Croisette and remember, the sunlight in the South of France was enough to draw F. Scott Fitzgerald and Picasso years before the fancy boutiques and the red carpet—and it’s still the best part of a visit.
VISIT…bibliophile Louis-Daniel at Librairie Rossignol, purveyor of rare and exquisite books
SEE… an extraordinary collection of vintage perfume bottles in the charming town of Grasse at Le Musée International de la Parfumerie
SHOP…in the stylish boutiques on bustling Rue d’Antibes, hitting Mercedeh for sexy shoes, Ahimsa for blousons, chemises and country linens, and Manoush for funky finds
KNOW… where the ultra-hip are gathering: The 1835 White Palm Hotel
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