Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic

Cannes’ star-studded grande dame
Cannes Film Festival insiders know there's no need to line up with the masses to catch a glimpse of stars walking the red carpet — one of the best places to perch up on Boulevard de la Croisette is from the balcony of the glamorous Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic, across from the famous staircase leading up to the Palais des Festivals.

You're sure to spot celebrities wafting in and out of the over-the-top gilded lobby (as well as a few fancy cars parked out front). Just glance around and you'll see 2,500 black-and-white photographs of Cannes' most celebrated visitors lining the hotel walls.

The Art Deco hotel has maintained its sumptuous style. The scenic pool is made with Murano glass mosaics and there is a private beach just across the boulevard.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Le Majestic's amenities range from a 40-seat cinema to the Spa Diane Barrière and a heated outdoor pool.
  • The real draw to summertime on the Riviera is staking a spot on the private beach, and this one sports 400 lounge chairs and beach beds spread across the shoreline and the iconic jetty — one of the largest on the Croisette.
  • Here, you can spend your days drinking rosé and soaking up the Côte d'Azur sun and your nights dancing to live performances and DJs.
Things to Know
  • The hotel has 260 rooms, 84 suites and five signature suites spread across seven floors.
  • The hotel's multimillion-dollar West Wing was erected 80 years after the original building, and with it the addition of a spa, the restaurant La Petite Maison de Nicole and a slew of new suites.
The Rooms
  • Guest rooms range from small and chic to large and sumptuous. They are tastefully decorated with creams and black and an occasional splash of red — it’s classical French all the way here.
  • Two of the most luxurious penthouses on the Riviera adorn the sixth and seventh floors of the new wing — the 4,843-square-foot Majestic Penthouse, which features 24-hour butler service, a solarium, a home cinema, a private pool and, of course, the best views of the Mediterranean and Lérins Islands.
  • Just one floor down, the Christian Dior Penthouse was designed by the fashion house's interior decorator and is inspired by Dior's Parisian headquarters.
The Restaurants
  • For a taste of tradition, Le Fouquet's is the Riviera's version of the celebrated Parisian brasserie that first opened its doors on the corner of the Champs-Élysées in 1899.
  • Draped in gold and black, the regal restaurant is lined with black-and-white photos of film stars and serves up home-style French favorites with gourmet flair.
  • At La Petite Maison de Nicole, the Cannes outpost of the Niçois eatery that began 25 years ago in Nice's Old Town, regional flavors dance off the plates in the form of stuffed vegetables and small fried squid.
  • During spring and summer, the Rotonde Veuve Clicquot Bar in the garden is the place to see and be seen while sipping champagne.
Getting There
10, La Croisette, 06407, Cannes, France
CEQ (12-20 min)   NCE  (24-45 min)  
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