Once, the Côte d'Azur was a quiet coastal locale where fishing boats tussled with waves and sleepy olive farms bathed in the sun. Fast-forward a few centuries and the French Riviera has transformed into an uber-chic hotspot for jetsetters. Whether it’s the red carpet of Cannes or the heat-shimmering tarmac of Monaco, the region offers more than just sun, sea and sand. Plan your luxury holiday to the Côte d'Azur to take in one or more of these must-see events.
Cannes Film Festival
17-28 May 2022
The Cannes Film Festival has been celebrating cinematic gems for more than 70 years. Over the course of a fortnight, the event showcases the year’s best films, awarding the coveted Palm d’Or to the jury’s favourite. Unless you’re one of the select few with an invite, you won’t be able to traipse the red carpet of the Palais des Festivals alongside the rich and famous. But you can still enjoy the fringe events taking place around this beautiful coastal city, including open-air and midnight screenings. Whilst here, spot the 16 murals celebrating iconic characters of the Big Screen – and maybe even an A-lister or two.