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Cannes has a lively nightlife that usually spills into the following morning. It’s hardly Ibiza, but the town has many pubs, bars and clubs, ranging from swanky celebrity hangouts to backpacker boozers. The cobbled alleys of Le Suquet are perfect for a romantic drink. If you fancy something livelier, head to rue des Frères Pradignac and the surrounding streets.
Culturally, Cannes plays host to a variety of events throughout the year, most famously the International Film Festival. For entertainment and cultural listings visit www.cannes.com, and for film festival tickets contact the Palais des Festivals (www.palaisdesfestivals.com).
Bars in Cannes
Festooned with antique bikes, old lanterns and musical instruments, this kooky bar is a fun and friendly place to drink and often attracts a younger crowd. The cocktail list is lengthy, the vibe relaxed, and the music is upbeat yet sociable. There are also free bar snacks for patrons.Address:
Tel: +33 4 9339 7010.
It’s a cave bar, but not as you know it. Charly’s Bar is a chic and sexy haunt that’s popular with the hip crowd. The music is foot tapping but not booty shaking and the bar staff are well versed in the art of making cocktails, which don’t come cheap.Address:
Tel: +33 6 9892 4041.
With its entire décor imported from Ireland, Morrison’s is a magnet for Cannes’ youthful foreign crowd. There are plenty of reasons to join them in this Irish pub and lounge – not least the wide choice of drinks at fairly reasonable prices. It also serves pub grub and shows live sport.Address:
Tel: +33 4 9298 1617.
Clubs in Cannes
This swanky club at the Cap de la Croisette packs up to 2,500 on a typical night, when clubbers can choose from the lounge bar, various VIP rooms and the covered terrace with views of the Med. It attracts celebs and top DJs, so expect the prices to be as exalted.Address:
Tel: +33 4 9345 1111.
This chic club is a popular hangout for celebrities during the film festival, although you could probably shoot a low-budget movie for the price of a round. DJs spin the vinyl until the small hours, and if it all gets too much there’s a lavish garden with sofas and palm trees.Address:
Tel: +33 4 9343 0343.
Le For You
Le For You is one of the hippest hangouts in Cannes, so if you’re slightly self-conscious give it a miss. But if you like knocking back premium-priced cocktails and dancing with the beautiful people, jump on in. Live DJs play an eclectic mix that will take you through until the wee hours.Address:
Tel: +33 6 9865 1221.
Live music in Cannes
The Quay’s Irish Pub
This unpretentious Irish boozer in the Vieux Port is the antithesis to some of the haughtier venues in town, so you won’t find posers peacocking in the latest labels here. Instead this down-to-earth pub offers reasonably priced drinks and plenty of live bands through the week.Address:
Tel: +33 4 9339 2784.
Drop by the cosy Auberge Provençale restaurant in Le Suquet after 9pm from Thursday to Saturday for live music. Diners and music lovers gather round the grand piano in the cellar-like salon, known as the Cotton Club, for anything from mellow jazz to buzzing blues.Address:
Tel: +33 4 9299 2717.
A smarter relation to the boozer next door, Morrison’s Lounge attracts a similar clientele to the pub of the same name. If you don’t want to remortgage your house for a night out, this easy-going club is the place to party with DJ sets, live bands and the occasional comedy night.Address:
Tel: +33 4 9339 3457.