Celebs' 6 favourite Cannes Film Festival destinations

Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez

Situated on the Boulevard de la Croisette and overlooking the Bay of Cannes, the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez is a long-term favourite for celebrities at Cannes Film Festival parties.

Last year Jake Gyllenhaal, Thierry Fremaux and Sienna Miller were all spotted on the terrace of the hotel. Bruce Willis, Robert Pattinson and Eva Longoria are also rumoured to stay at the luxury hotel during the festival.

The hotel has 409 luxury guestrooms, including 27 suites and one of the largest Penthouse Suites in Europe. The hotel also boasts one of largest private beaches on the Croisette and has more than 400 sun loungers and a vast pontoon.

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La Palme d'Or

Situated within Hotel Martinez, La Palme d'Or holds two Michelin Stars and is considered to be one of the best restaurants in the world to visit by superyacht. Named after the film festival award it always draws a host of celebrity diners. In the past Sharon Stone and Elton John have both enjoyed meals at the restaurant.

Created in 1985 by Christian Willer La Palme d'Or celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. Chef Christian Sinicopri aims to showcase local produce and seasonality. Specialities include Spider crab in three stages and suckling lamb shoulder.

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Hotel du Cap Eden Roc

Located just 30 minutes by tender from Cannes, many celebrities choose to visit this luxury hotel during the festival. Its guest book features a string of A-list celebrities including Clint Eastwood, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Colin Firth and Johnny Depp.

Cap Eden Roc has a reputation as one of the best hotels to visit by superyacht and offers stunning views, exquisite gardens, a private coastline and an infinity pool. The ultimate hangout is its champagne lounge on the roof of the iconic art deco pavilion, which is more than 100 years old.


Tetou is another favourite celebrity hang out during the Cannes Film Festival. Last year Charlize Theron and Sean Penn were spotted having a romantic dinner while Jake Gyllenhaal was pictured enjoying supper with a group of friends.

The restaurant is renowned for its bouillabaisse, which reportedly does not disappoint. It is one of the ultimate places to splash cash on the French Riviera as it does not accept cards.

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Le Bâoli

The perfect destination for dinner and a dance Le Bâoli was the location for The Sea Of Trees after-party during last year's Cannes Film Festival. A host of celebrities, including Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller and Camila Alves, attended.

The club has been a long-time favourite with France’s elite and features an indoor-outdoor environment normally with a hip-hop and electronica vibe.

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favourite Cannes Film Festival destinations

The InterContinental Carlton Cannes is a hub of activity during the Cannes Film Festival. The hotel, which was built in 1911, is located on the Boulevard de La Croisette and overlooks the Bay of Cannes. It has its own exclusive beach restaurant and pier which can offer a selection of watersports.

With a rich history of entertaining celebrity guests, the hotel was also famously the location for Grace Kelly's first date with Prince Rainier during the 1955 Film Festival. There is still a Grace Kelly suite at the hotel.

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