Although the name of Cannes is most often associated with a legendary film festival and superb beaches drenched in glorious summer sunshine, the city is also a delight during the off season. Your winter stay at the Bastide de l'Oliveraie will give you the opportunity to fully enjoy all that this upmarket resort on the French Riviera has to offer during the Christmas and New Year period.
The fun-filled and friendly end of year celebrations in Cannes
Each year in December, the Allées de la Liberté hosts the traditional Cannes Christmas Market. This charming square dating from the end of the 19th century plays host to dozens of picturesque small chalets offering a fine assortment of traditional produce and crafts. It’s the ideal place to find a few gifts, some decorative items and, especially, tasty treats. This Christmas market also offers workshops for children, a parade and, of course, the opportunity to meet Santa Claus. The Christmas tree on the nearby Esplanade Georges Pompidou is a splendidly festive sight that helps to fill young and old alike with the Yuletide spirit. What’s more, the Christmas magic will continue to warm hearts in this charming market until January 5th, 2020!
A little magic to send off the old and see in the new
From the Bastide de l'Oliveraie, you can quickly get to the Christmas Market for a skating session on its temporary open-air ice rink. You can also easily access the Bay of Cannes where, very close to the famous Carlton Hotel, a spectacular fireworks display will take place around midnight on New Year’s Eve to take you into 2019 in multihued splendour. This year, the organisers have chosen the theme ‘Cannes is Magic’ to pay homage to the beauty and glamour of this world-famous city.
Bastide de l'Oliveraie, a 4-star at only 10 minutes on foot from the centre of Cannes