Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
Situated in the fashionable and chic resort of Cannes, home of the famous Film Festival and other famous conferences and congresses, the studio is within the heart of Cannes and just a stone's throw from the Rue D' Antibes. The Croisette with all its restaurants and beaches are less than a 10-minute walk and the fashionable Rue d'Antibes with boutiques is less than 5 minutes walk away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 35 km, Nearest railway: Cannes 500 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The Studio is situated in a lovely old Italianate Villa, with its own garden terrace all set up for 'al fresco' living. It is south facing and has a sun-bed, table and chairs and an outdoor sofa with cushions. The apartment is freshly decorated with a new bathroom and a Queen size bed within an Armoire. The separate kitchen has a micro wave and a fridge and has recently been completely refurbished. The bathroom has a bath and a shower and there is plenty of hot water is always available. There is an efficient wall heater in the bathroom and the main salon for winter stays.
|Further details outdoors|
The Studio has it own parking space, set behind electric security gates. However, since we are in such a convenient situation it is not essential to have a car. At Nice airport there is a regular bus service into Cannes that takes about 20 minutes. The bus station is immediately outside the airport terminal building on the left. There is a local "Casino" supermarket, which has an excellent deli counter for 'instant food' and everyday there is a market in the town.
Sleeps 2. Pets welcomed. Ground floor access.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
With the Alps playing bodyguard against inland winds and the sultry Mediterranean warming the breezes, the Côte d'Azur, or French Riviera, is pampered by a nearly tropical climate. This is where the dreamland of azure waters and indigo sky begins, where balustraded white villas edge the blue horizon, evening air is perfumed with jasmine and mimosa, and parasol pines silhouette against sunsets of ripe apricot and gold. As emblematic as the sheet-music cover for a Jazz Age tune, the Côte d'Azur seems to epitomize happiness, a state of being the world pursues with a vengeance.
But the Jazz Age dream confronts modern reality: on the hills that undulate along the blue water, every cliff, cranny, gully, and plain bristles with cubes of hot-pink cement and iron balconies, each skewed to catch a glimpse of the sea and the sun. Like a rosy rash, these crawl and spread, outnumbering the trees and blocking each other's views. Their owners and renters, who arrive on every vacation and at every holiday -- Easter, Christmas, Carnival, All Saints' Day -- choke the tiered highways with bumper-to-bumper cars, and on a hot day in high summer the traffic to the beach -- slow-flowing at any time -- coagulates and blisters in the sun.
There has always been a rush to the Côte d'Azur (or Azure Coast), starting with the ancient Greeks, who were drawn eastward from Marseille to market their goods to the natives. From the 18th-century English aristocrats who claimed it as one vast spa to the 19th-century Russian nobles who transformed Nice into a tropical St. Petersburg to the 20th-century American tycoons who cast themselves as romantic sheiks, the beckoning coast became a blank slate for their whims. Like the modern vacationers who followed, they all left their mark -- villas, shrines -- temples all to the sensual pleasures of the sun and sultry sea breezes. Artists, too, made the Côte d'Azur their own, as museum goers who have studied the sunny legacy of Picasso, Renoir, Matisse, and Chagall will attest. Today's admirers can take this all in, along with the Riviera's textbook points of interest: animated St-Tropez; the Belle Epoque aura of Cannes; the towns made famous by Picasso -- Antibes, Vallauris, Mougins; the urban charms of Nice; and several spots where the per-capita population of billionaires must be among the highest on the planet: Cap d'Antibes, Villefranche-sur-Mer, and Monaco.
Cannes lies on the Côte d'Azur within easy reach of the Maritime Alps. It is noted for its gorgeous sandy beaches which are mainly open to the public for a fee, particularly as one moves west to Cannes La Bocca.
Beginning in the 1830s, foreign and French aristocrats built holiday homes in the area, gradually turning Cannes into a resort town. The Cannes Film Festival, held annually in May, is a major event for the world film industry. There is an annual television festival, airing in the last week in September, also the Mipim is a major commercial real estate exhibition, taking place in March, other major festivals are Mapic, Lions, Mipcom, TFWA. Cannes also hosts the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Between Festivals and major events , Cannes lives to the beat of the arts year around, thanks to the many organizations contributing to its reputation and teaching.