Cannes, France

March 1, 2004



Don’t feel guilty about eating the rich French and Mediterranean food at Mesclun: You’ll have calories to spare after climbing up Rue Saint Antoine’s exhausting hill to get there. Choose from the Prix Fixe or ¿ La Carte menus and be sure to reserve a table before leaving home.

Average Price: US$25

Dress Code: Business casual

Location: 16, Rue Saint Antoine

Telephone: 33-4-9399-4519

Hours: Open every day but Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

La Colombe d’Or

Dine among original paintings by Picasso and Matisse at this classic French restaurant. The converted farmhouse offers an unforgettable dining and art appreciation experience.

Average Price: US$45

Dress Code: Casual

Location: 1, Place du Général de Gaulle

Telephone: 33-4-9332-8002


This restaurant offers a great opportunity to taste a classic French bouillabaisse while gazing out over the old port and marina. But if a liquid dinner isn’t your thing, the kitchen also whips up excellent mussels and pasta dishes. Call before your trip to ensure you get a reserved table.

Average Price: US$50

Dress Code: Business casual

Location: 7, Quai Saint Pierre

Telephone: 33-4-9339-4944


Intercontinental Carlton

Meeting someone for drinks before dinner? The Carlton’s expansive bar areas give you the choice of a quiet corner or more social setting. The small and cozy Le Petit Bar is great for a cocktail and a small appetizer, with dark enough lighting to hide your tired market eyes. For cigars, conversation and brighter lights, head into the Bar des Celebrities.

Dress Code: Smart casual

Location: 58, La Croisette

Hours: From 7 a.m. until late

Bar des Stars at the Majestic Hotel

Right across the street from the Palais, the Majestic is packed with dealmakers during the markets. Arrange to meet your clients in the lobby and then take a seat either indoors or out. The bar and hotel offer a nice change from the Palais, especially over a specialty coffee or celebratory champagne.

Average Price: Expensive

Dress Code: Smart casual

Location: 14, La Croisette

Hours: lunch to 2 a.m.

L’Amiral at the Hotel Martinez

The place to be after everything else closes, the Martinez is a market tradition. Muscle your way to the bar for a drink and then head out to the pool area for some fresh air. Around 1:30 a.m., you’re bound to run into your breakfast meeting.

Dress Code: Casual

Location: 73, La Croisette

Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.


Intercontinental Carlton

Address: 58, La Croissette

Telephone: 33-4-9306-4006



Majestic Barrière

Address: 10, La Croissette

Telephone: 33-4-9298-7700



Hôtel Gray d’Albion

Address: 38, Rue des Serbes

Telephone: 33-4-9299-7979





Situated between Nice and Cannes, this town offers some of the most beautiful coastline in France, stretching nearly 25 kilometers.

Go shopping

The Rue d’Antibes and Rue Meynadier are favorite retail stretches.

Hit the beach

Cannes boasts several beaches along the blue waters of the Mediterranean.

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