Cannes, Grasse, Ramatuelle, Cap d’Antibes: 10 hot spots on the Riviera

While the time is at Cannes, why not take the opportunity to go around the side of the Riviera? L'Express Styles makes us enjoy the summer with its gardens, beaches and very trendy villas ...

enlargeRayol-Canadel-sur-Mer - lazing on a secret cove

1- Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer - lazing on a secret cove- At the end of the garden, happiness is at its height. In this villa of the 1920s, Bruno and Virginie Lang offer you the pleasure of true Riviera, unpretentious, in panorama mode, just 20 kilometers from Club 55. Difficult not to be charmed by these three guest rooms, open a vast teak deck and drowned in the Mediterranean garden, planted with mimosas, eucalyptus and lemon trees ... that cascade down to the private beach. In summer, the master of his canoes ready for those wishing coasting around Cavalaire or Cape Negro, just opposite. A rare privilege, away from the bustle tropézienne.
Room from 150 euros and a result from 210 euros. Way Plageron, Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer (Var), 04-94 05-61-15, plageron.com
"The 12 pleasures of the Riviera" is an article published in L'Express Styles.

Jérôme Galland

enlargeCap-d'Ail - Pique-niquer chic et design

2- Cap d'Ail - Chic Picnic and design- Cross Bono, U2 singer, quietly greet Prince Albert? It is possible in this new "fishing hut" - dixit Philippe Starck, the designer. A few steps from Monaco, XXL open loft all sea combines the codes dear to the designer - chandeliers and mismatched chairs, giant host table, cozy corners - a joyful mix appeased by walls of gray boards. Hop, pungent a Panama on the hook, terrace on file for a healthy lunch, tasty, served with humor. 17 to 23 hours, elects deckchair on the roof for a chic snacking: patanegra or prawns, lulled by the bluesy jazz Mika, DJ resident of shed.
Lunch menu 28 euros. On the menu: 46-80 I. A'Trego Restaurant, Port of Cap d'Ail (Alpes-Maritimes), 04-93-28-58-22, www.restaurantatrego.com. Open Tuesday to Sunday lunch (daily in summer).

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enlargeCannes - S'encanailler sur le toit-terrasse du Five Hotel

3- Cannes - If slumming on the roof terrace of the Five Hotel- Surely the shindig will take place in the festival period on the roof of this new boutique hotel, tucked away in a beautiful nineteenth-building, freshly renovated. In the role of master of ceremonies, Arnaud Frisch and Silencio team cornaquent guest DJs and enliven creative arty evenings on the terrace of this four stars. What attract personalities of all stripes and terrace make this the haunt of demanding night owls. Especially a beautiful pool next to the bar and the Pourcel brothers, the restaurant controllers, provide a map of finger food top flight.
Until May 27 1 Notre Dame, Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes), 04-63-36-05-05.

Jérôme Galland

enlargeCap'Antibes - Flâner dans les jardins de la villa Eilenroc (2)

4- Cap d'Antibes - Strolling in the gardens of the villa Eilenroc (2)- But it is especially the exceptional richness of its 11-hectare park planted with rare species and its rose garden, which end of the initial setting. In the process, we venture on the coastal path Tire-haired, now meanders front of the villa, offering the opportunity to go right round the Cape of Antibes. The abundance of vegetation and the smell of pine trees could almost forget to look at the houses that line the path, dotted with coves below.

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enlargeGrasse - S'offrir une étape bucolique au Moulin Saint-François (1)

5- Grasse - To offer a bucolic stage at the Moulin Saint Francis (1)- Perched on the heights of Grasse, an old mill in the eighteenth oil surrounded by an olive grove. Here for the decor ... complete with a swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi gazing on the other side, the castle of Baron Bic. Upon entry, the charm works: one is instantly seduced by the charm and authenticity of this building in local stone.
60, Guy Maupassant Avenue Grasse (Alpes-Maritimes), 04-93-42-14-35.

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enlargeGrasse - S'offrir une étape bucolique au Moulin Saint-François (2)

6- Grasse - To offer a bucolic stage at the Moulin Saint Francis (2)- The suite and two spacious rooms feature a comfortable four stars: white walls, blond parquet, marble bathrooms, flat screen, wi-fi ... to transform this address selects stop.
Room from 250 euros for two people with breakfast.

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enlargeCannes - S'étourdir sur THE dance floor de la Côte

7- Cannes - If stun on THE dancefloor Coast- After a trial run last summer, the Gotha Club invests, since May 1, the legendary Palm Beach. On the inevitable dance floor, the greatest rappers and DJs on the planet, Snoop David Guetta, overheat in hip-hop fashion or electro 2000 fans already dimmed until the trance sparks rain, neon smoke and live shows with dancers and acrobats crazy ... to be, or we adopt a chic glam look. In the crowd, one landmark Madonna or Eva Herzigova before taking air and some sushi on the terrace facing the sea.
Until May 27, from 23 to 7 hours. 12 euros a glass of champagne. Gotha Club, Port Palm Beach, Place Franklin Roosevelt, Pointe Croisette, Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes), www.gotha-club.com

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enlargeLa Croix-Valmer - Sleeping in oak trees at the Chateau de Valmer

8- La Croix-Valmer - Sleeping in oak trees at the Chateau de Valmer- To live happily, live perched! Such is the credo of this extraordinary hotel, a former wine country house, which offers next to its forty rooms, two pure luxury cabins (one family), nestled under the trees Castle Valmer. cocoons of comfort, with water, electricity, bath (hip), beds covered in quilts and wooden furniture floated. Television was banned (it rejoices) to allow guests the luxury of listening to nature in privacy. In the morning, breakfast is savored on the terrace suspended above the vineyards. And, as a bonus, the service be qua star hotel, starting with the pool, and especially the private beach, two piles of sand from the beach of Gigaro.
From 370 euros. Castle Valmer Gigaro, La Croix-Valmer (Var), 04-94-55-15-15.

Jérôme Galland

enlargeRamatuelle - Journeying on the coastal path of the Three Capes

9- Ramatuelle - Journeying on the coastal path of the Three Capes- Here, bee-eaters and hoopoes fasciated are masters of decor. At a time when the sun baked beaches, we venture on this trail Customs, the Coastal Conservancy property, which has just been refurbished and marked between Gigaro Beach, in La Croix-Valmer, and Cape Camarat in Ramatuelle. And reputed to be the wildest of all the Var Coast! 19 kilometers at the foot of the Maures mountains, to go without ever taking his eyes the Big Blue, who plays the coastal relief and bask between cork oaks and Aleppo pines. Below, a series of small coves and unspoilt beaches perfect for bathing.
Recently, the Marine Observatory offers water rides in July and August, 19 euros two hours. Res. at the tourist office: 04-98-12-64-00.

Jérôme Galland

enlargeCap'Antibes - Flâner dans les jardins de la villa Eilenroc (1)

10- Cap d'Antibes - Strolling in the gardens of the villa Eilenroc (1)- It embodies the aristocratic Riviera of the Belle Epoque and the Roaring Twenties. Rudolph Valentino Jean Cocteau, all the elite paraded there. Besides François Mitterrand in 1989 ... Today, this villa, built in 1860 to plans by architect Charles Garnier, opened for the first time its doors three days a week. And all summer. Standing on a language of rocks of Cap d'Antibes, it overlooks the Mediterranean.
Admission: € 2. Villa Eilenroc Beaumont impasse, Cap d'Antibes, Antibes-Juan-les-Pins (Alpes-Maritimes), 04-93-67-74-33, www.antibesjuanlespins.com

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enlargeLe Cannet - Admire the paintings of Pierre Bonnard

11- Le Cannet - Admire the paintings of Pierre Bonnard- Pierre Bonnard rented several houses on the French Riviera, before settling in Le Cannet, in 1922. Since then, his passion South will not leave it. He leaves every morning, pocket book, record the "facts of life": the morning light, the sea to turn a corner, trolling sky ... This museum, inaugurated last year (the alone in the world dedicated to the post-impressionist artist), which already has 75 works bought or lent, including the Musée d'Orsay presents an exhibition on the close relationship that the artist had with the artists of his time (Vuillard, Monet Matisse, Manguin ...) on three common themes: the riations going on windows, Normandy or crossed portraits of Bonnard, Vuillard and the Nabis. Friends Bonnard, Matisse, Monet, Vuillard,
Until September 16. Input: 5 and 7 euros. 16, boulevard Sadi-Carnot, Le Cannet (Alpes-Maritimes), 04-93-94-06-06.

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