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How to holiday like a movie star in Cannes


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Now is the time when celebrities flock from all four corners of the world to the infamous film festival in Cannes.

Between 14th and 25th May this year, the red carpet has been rolled out in celebration of the 72nd year of this glamorous annual event. 

This week, we read about Elle Fanning, an American actress and youngest-ever member of the event jury, fainting on the red carpet whilst rushing from one A list event to the next! 

While this may sound exciting to some, we envisage taking things at our own pace on a more relaxed holiday in this stunning part of the world, and what better way to experience it than from the luxury of your own private villa?

Where to stay in Cannes:

La Champenoise

On a private estate overlooking the stunning surrounding countryside, La Champenoise is a beautiful house formerly owned by the Dom Perignon family.

Perfect for a family get-together or just a week away from it all enjoying the sunshine in the south of France, the villa has a large heatable pool and shady surrounding terraces on which to completely relax and enjoy the view. 

Enjoy a glass of rosé at the bar on the ground floor, or help yourselves to the well-stocked wine cellar, which operates on an honesty basis.

A range of A-list style indulgent extras can be arranged by the concierge from private yoga and massage, to a multi-cuisine chef.

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villa Les Collines

Enjoy sweeping views to the Bay of Cannes from a perfectly peaceful location in the Cabris hills; Villa Les Collines is a lovely house for up to 6 sharing. A 12.5 metre swimming pool sits amid lovely lawned gardens, next to a shady terrace for cooling off with a sundowner. 

A summer kitchen and barbecue provide all else that’s needed for outdoor living, while cook service can be added for complete relaxation.

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Maison Lilou

A fabulous and truly luxurious property on the Cote d’Azur, Maison Lilou has all the facilities you can think of including a private tennis court and play area for children.

Outside a teardrop swimming pool takes pride of place on the terrace with incredible accompanying views to the Bay of Cannes, just 5km away.

A whole host of special extras are available on request at this villa including personalised yoga lessons and tennis coaching. 

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Le Tigne

It’s all about outdoor living at Le Tigne; this family house rests in a rocky hillside with far reaching views to the Riviera coast. 

Outside, an impressive 10m pool is accompanied by chic wooden loungers set amongst beautiful flora and fauna covering over 2 acres of land, while a covered dining terrace provides the perfect spot to watch the sunset. 

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If you're feeling inspired to book your next villa holiday in Cannes, why not browse our full collection of properties on the Côte d'Azur or speak to one of our France experts today by calling 0207 261 5400.