Cannes, located along the Mediterranean Sea in France between Nice and Marseilles, has been a favorite vacation spot for well-healed European travelers and film stars since the early 20th century. In fact, the waterfront community is best-known for its annual film festival, held each May. Less well known is the town's increasing presence as a technology mecca.
About Cannes Hotels
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, visitors to Cannes will find a myriad of hotels, in all styles and price ranges. The luxury hotels are clustered around La Croisette (the crescent), the waterfront area that's home to luxury shopping and elegant restaurants as well as white sand beaches. Among the most popular of these waterfront hotels is the classic, 409-room Hotel Martinez, built in the early 20th century and still one of the top hotel luxury hotels in Europe.
Those looking for more affordable accommodations near La Croisette need only walk a block or two away from the water's edge. Small boutique hotels like the Hotel America and Hotel de Provence offer comfortable lodging at around half the price of the Martinez.
Though best-known as an up-scale destination, Cannes also has a few budget hotels. The Hotel Albert I and the Hotel Bellevue offer rooms starting at around 40 Euros and are just a 10-minute walk for the heart of the waterfront action.