From 17-28 May 2017, beautiful starlets, A-listers and international jet-setters from all around the world will flock to the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival. With most of the beach front hotels booked months in advance, the best thing to do is rent a villa (also perfect for hosting after parties). Here are our top places to rent during the Cannes Film Festival…
Built at the top of the hills above the port of Théoule-sur-Mer, this stunning villa enjoys dramatic 180-degree views over the bay of Cannes and the Isles de Lerins. Relax in the stunning infinity pool which appears to merge with the sea beyond, or indulge in an evening cocktail on the terrace enjoying unforgettable sunsets. Colourful bougainvillaeas and roses adorn the walls of this villa while tall cypresses, palm trees, fruit and olive trees provide the large terraced garden with plenty of shaded areas. Cannes, with its attractive old town, good choice of restaurants, shops and galleries, is only a short drive away, and this villa is particularly convenient for the Film Festival every May.
Located on a pathway just above Midi beach between Cannes and La Bocca, this beautiful historic mansion is nestled in a magnificent garden with luxurious vegetation. Typical of Cannes architecture in the 1900s, this villa was built over three levels. A fantastic staircase links the ground floor and garden level, and moving around is easy. An enormous terrace protected by roller shades overhangs the pool, creating deliciously relaxing spaces in the middle of the green setting. In the garden and on the terrace, there are tables and garden furniture for breakfasts in the greenery, or simply for lounging under the Cote d’Azur sun, while the children enjoy the gorgeous pool. There is a ping pong table available for use.
Perched on the California hills, Cannes most desired neighbourhood, the villa is built around a centre stone tower. This exceptional property looks out over the bay of Cannes, offering enchanting views from both the garden and the inside. Besides musing at this stunning view, the garden offers the perfect space to relax and unwind with its shaded terrace and superb heated saltwater pool. The crowning jewel of this property is the classy, elegant villa itself, however. The modern and classic furniture mix harmoniously in the large, open-plan rooms creating a serene atmosphere where white dominates.
The house is located at the end of a small cul-de-sac, giving it a lovely quiet atmosphere – ideal for those looking to retreat after a long day at the Cannes Film Festival. It is organised over two levels plus a half-level in the tower. The heated salt-water pool has a deep end and a shallow end that is perfect for young children.
This unique architect villa is located in the Californie area of Cannes – a favourite spot amongst the rich and famous. The property has breathtaking views over the bay of Cannes, the Esterel mountains and the Lérins Islands. On the garden floor, the villa is comprised of an entrance with pools. The living room opens out onto a terrace with lounge area and the pool area. It also consists of a professional Boffi kitchen, a dining room opening onto a terrace with lounge area and guest toilets.
This gorgeous villa is located in the prestigious Basse Californie area of Cannes, only five minutes drive from the Croisette, its beaches, restaurants and luxury boutiques. With fantastic views over the sea and Lerins Islands, it also boasts a heated swimming pool, 2 wine cellars, six bedrooms and a lovely dining room on the veranda – perfect for hosting al fresco dinner parties.