Magical addresses in Cannes and unforgettable stopovers around the city-cinema… Our official selection.
Two mythical stopovers
The Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat
The decor : Located at the tip of the Cap Ferrat peninsula, in the middle of a 7-hectare park overlooking the sea, this establishment, inaugurated in 1908, wearing the colors of Four Seasons, has seen everything the planet has to offer celebrities… For its centenary, it has had a facelift. Result: 74 rooms, 24 suites and a private villa. A new wing, called La Résidence, has 8 suites extended by a swimming pool dug into the rock. The hotel is full of works: tapestry by Fernand Léger, table signed Lalique, paintings by contemporary painters…
Table : three restaurants, three different atmospheres. Le Cap, 1 star, run by chef Yoric Tièche, offers a Provençal menu, La Véranda favors light cuisine and the Poolside Grill at Club Dauphin offers a selection of fish and seafood, by the famous swimming pool.
Are we going for? Treat yourself to a new well-being retreat, the four pillars of which are physical exercise, relaxation, nature and healthy eating. People indulge in yoga, breathing sessions, open-air qigong and aquatic activities to recharge their batteries. All accompanied by courses in pottery, floral art or watercolour.
From €710. fourseasons.com/en/capferrat
The Hotel Martinez, in Cannes
The decor : opened in 1929, the Hotel Martinez evokes the Riviera of the Roaring Twenties. Revamped by architect Pierre-Yves Rochon in 2018, this flagship of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt houses, behind its mythical white facade, 409 rooms, including 99 suites. Special mention to the apartments on the seventh floor dedicated to two great figures of cinema: Isabelle Huppert and Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival.
Table : under the leadership of chef Christian Sinicropi, original Cannes, the hotel offers several restaurants. Star of the place: The Palme d’Or, 2 stars in the Red Guide, regia it is a dinner with food and wine agreement. As for the Garden Martinez, with Mediterranean plants, it gives allure of Eden Provence. Finally, La Plage displays a yachting ambiance: blue sofas, chairs and white umbrellas, long boardwalk. A must for lunch or brunch on weekends.
Are we going for? In the cozy atmosphere of the bar, discover the famous white-varnished trunk housing an incredible collection of the best gins in the world. The opportunity to taste the Citadelle made in France, made with 19 spices and served with pintxos.
From €433. hyatt.com
Three star tables
The Pavilion, in Monaco
Yannick Alléno entrusted his Pavyllon Monte Carlo, table waves of sublime Hotel Hermitage, in the eye of Shahan Minassian. Interior designer Armenian endorsed that call the Rock. The “chahanisme” it operates with the beautiful natural materials. A huge wooden counter Metallic, proscenium an open kitchen in the geometric tiles, immediately creates a spirit of conviviality. We let ourselves sucked into the actions of the brigade and the kaleidoscope of sea reflecting in small smoked mirrors. Shimmer and white lead, gray-green tones, each element has been thought as a subtle reminder of the Mediterranean, on which a terrace XXL deploys its hanging garden. The chef only green lasagne, gratin basil pasta, lemon, bottarga, a line of whiting fish & chips, a sheet-to-sheet beef with capers …
Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, Hotel Hermitage, square Beaumarchais, 98000 Monaco. montecarlosbm.com
The Bella, in Cannes
Perched on the rooftop of the Belle Plage hotel, Bella is the brand new festive and flavorful crow’s nest of the Riviera. At the helm: star chef Eyal Shani. Figurehead of the Israeli culinary scene, already at the head of Miznon, a triptych of happy Levantine canteens in Paris, and unmissable tables in Ibiza, New York, Tel Aviv…, here he is in Cannes. Wide view, blue-white-sand decor, in the casting of the plates of this bio au pic, vegetables, gleaned early in the morning at the market, have the title role. Fish just landed from the old port are doing their thing. Octopus chiffon bruschetta, meze of roasted red peppers in the heart of artichoke shoots and baba ganoush, pita of prawns steamed in seawater, hake meatballs with the smell of tomato, sharing dishes… When the Mediterranean and the Middle East make a duo, it delights the palate and the life and beauty !
Belle Plage Hotel, 2, rue Brougham, square Mistral, 06400 Cannes. hotelbelleplage.fr
ALYA’S by SW, in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Back to basics for Sylvestre Wahid, two-starred chef, now at the head of his eponymous restaurant in Courchevel. He takes advantage of the summer, from this month of May, to get into the family kitchen in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where his brother, the pastry chef Jonathan Wahid, and his sister-in-law, the chef Fanny Rey, run an inn. . On the menu: cuisine, a nod to its Pakistani origins. Spices and tandoori, vegetables and fish from here, lassi from there, royal lentil dhal and okra cooked “her mother’s way”… worth the trip.
ALYA’S by SW, the Auberge Saint-Rémy, 12 Boulevard Mirabeau 13210 St-Remy-de-Provence. hostelsaintremy.com
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Martinez, the Pavyllon, the Grand Hotel … 5 magical addresses in Cannes and beyond