Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes
Elegant getaway for the gliteratti
What it is
An exceptionally located 1926 hotel that has stayed current.
What it isn't
A classically exquisite grande dame.
What we think
Keeping the glamour of the 1920s alive, the seven-story Majestic—smack on Boulevard de la Croisette—is one of Cannes' original grand hotels and has been continuously updated. The lobby’s gold leaf and black Corinthian columns still gleam, the chandeliers still sparkle, and the mocha velvet seating remains plush. The 349 guest rooms have been updated with dark wood furniture, museum-lit modern art and photographs, striped fabrics and an array of high-tech amenities. An outpost of Paris’s famed Fouquet’s brasserie offers a menu faithful to the original and seating in the burgundy heart of the hotel or on an outdoor terrace. There is also La Petite Maison de Nicole, bathed in white drapery, where Mediterranean classics are delivered in top form. Spa Diane Barrière by Clarins offers a full list of services as well as a hammam, sauna and beauty appointments. In addition, there’s a children’s club, a private theater for the film crowd, and a private “beach club” on the jetty just across the boulevard.
You're here because
You prefer Art Deco design to Belle Epoque opulence.
On the terrace of Fouquet’s, the pool sparkles from below and a parade of jacketed gentlemen and Louboutin-shod ladies click around its edge.
Restaurants & Bars
Fouquet's Cannes - Luxury brasserie
Paradiso Nicole et Pierre - Summer dishes full of Mediterranean flavors
La Plage - Mediterranean & French gastronomy on the beach
The Rotonde Louise Pommery Bar - Champagne Bar, DJ on Thursdays from 7 pm
The Gallery Bar at Fouquet's Cannes
On the western end of La Croisette, it’s across the street from the film festival’s home, Palais des Festivals.