Cannes isn't just for the
International Film Festival, it's a
stunning town on the French Riviera that attracts visitors from all
over the world. Rich in culture, with museums, theatre and music, it
is renowned for its glitz and glamour which attracts the world's
celebrities and elites, and over new year's eve it remains an
eminently popular venue.
During December the place transforms in the run up to Christmas and New Year, with Christmas decorations and fairy lights and of course the Christmas village on Allees de la Liberte and the fairground and ice rink at Allées de la Liberte amongst the many other festive activities to get you in the spirit of the season.
Visit La Croisette or Rue d'Antibes for some serious shopping, peruse the haute couture boutiques and stop in one of the tea salons. Fans of Chanel and Gucci will want to make a beeline for this area! If you are there on the 20th December you can enjoy “Red Carpet Shopping” where there is in fact a 1km long red carpet on La Croisette.
Have a Bonne annee in Cannes and head to Promenade de la
Croisette to see the stunning themed fireworks display over the bay
that lights up the night sky, you won't be alone as people tend to
gather here for the festivities.
You can also venture to the old quarter Le Suquet, as you'll get some fab restaurants and also a good view of the fireworks.
The hotels, bars, restaurants and clubs will have their own menus and events for New Years eve, most of which get booked up very quickly, so don't delay if you have something in mind.
Cannes eateries can get a bit pricey, but it's a special time of year so treat yourself:
La Table du Chef
There doesn't appear to be any working live webcams for Cannes, we shall keep looking for a live stream to update.
Cannes is a stunning place to find yourself, so make sure you
book your hotel in advance to avoid disappointment:
Hotel de Provence
Hotel Le Cavendish
Five Seas Hotel Cannes
Hotel Barriere Le Majestic Cannes
La Bastide De L'Oliveraie
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.