The Cannes Film Festival glimmers with glitz and glam, and we our access to gets you close to some of your favorite stars. But the south of France also has a wealth of sophisticated experiences to enjoy beyond the movie-making glamour. These are our top experiences for a chic getaway fit for a movie star.
Ker & Downey has access to ceremonies, galas, and movie premiers at the Cannes Film Festival. Feel like a star as you walk the red carpet of the Vanity Fair Party, Eva Longoria’s Global Gift Gala, the amfAR Gala, and the opening and closing ceremonies. Rub shoulders with celebrities, royalty, and aristocrats at VIP events.
Get dressed up for your red carpet arrival with an internationally-acclaimed stylist who has worked with Eva Longoria and many other celebrities. Only the finest haute couture dresses, shoes, jewelry, and handbags will be reserved for you from the designers for each event.
Modern mansions with epic sea views, perfect palazzos within walking distance to the Palais des Festivals, and sprawling villa estates set in the heart of Cannes are all elegant properties available exclusively to Ker & Downey guests. A private chef and housekeeping service will keep you pampered during your entire stay.
Immerse yourself in the scents of Provence, the capital of perfume. Eze is a fairytale medieval village where you will be introduced to the process of perfume making at Fragonard. We can also arrange a private workshop in Grasse to create your own unique scent to spritz before you walk down the red carpet.
Helicopter Day Trips
In between events, why not set out by private helicopter to soar over some of the region’s most alluring places? A day trip to Porquerolles Island can be paired with lunch at Michelin-starred restaurant L’Olvier and a visit to the Carmignac art foundation. Take a helicopter tour to sample the wines and art at Chateau la Coste, of Tadao Ando fame.
A trip to the French Riviera isn’t complete without at least a day at sea on board a private yacht. Ker & Downey can reserve your vessel for a full day of sunning, beach hopping, and people watching—a favorite pastime among the French Riviera elite.
The French Riviera is renowned for its museums. Some of our favorites include the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, built by the daughter of the banker and major art collector Baron Alphonse de Rothschild. The Chagall Museum in Nizza displays permanent and temporary exhibition paintings, drawings, and engravings of artist Marc Chagall. The Matisse Museum, based in a 17th-century Italian building, showcases Henri Mattisse’s works left to the city of Nice where he lived from 1918 to 1954. Exclusive passes and private tours into these world-renowned museums are possible with Ker & Downey.
The Cannes Film Festival happens May 14-25 in 2019, but travel to France is always a good idea. Experience the joie de vivre in the south of France with Ker & Downey. Contact your luxury travel designer to plan your own journey.