Cannes is one of France’s most well-known cities, and is most famous for its film festival, luxurious yachts and glamorous residents. Dig a little deeper, though, and you’ll find some hidden gems below the very attractive surface. As well as pools, parties and cocktails, Cannes has islands, national parks and even a 12th-century castle-turned-museum.
Just outside of Cannes, in the nearby town of Grasse, is the Bastide Saint-Antoine. Housed in what was originally a 17th-century Provençal country home, there is now a restaurant and hotel led by the Michelin-starred chef, Jacques Chibois – there is even a truffle market here each January. It doesn’t come cheap but this is a very exclusive corner of the world, where you’ll feel wonderfully hidden away from it all.
Looking for more eclectic places to visit off the beaten track? Read our alternative guide to Cannes.