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Cannes Nightlife

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

Brown Sugar

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: , 17 rue Frères Pradignac, Cannes,
Telephone: +33 4 9339 7010.

Charly’s Bar

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: , 5 rue du Suquet, Cannes,
Telephone: +33 6 9892 4041.

Morrison's Pub

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: , 10 rue Teisseire, Cannes,
Telephone: +33 4 9298 1617.

Clubs in Cannes

Gotha Club

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: , Palm Beach, boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes,
Telephone: +33 4 9345 1111.
Website: http://gotha-club.com

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: , 6 rue Frères Pradignac, Cannes,
Telephone: +33 6 9865 1221.
Website: http://www.4u-cannes.fr

bâoli

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: , Port Canto, boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes,
Telephone: +33 4 9343 0343.
Website: http://www.baoli-group.com

Live music in Cannes

Cotton Club

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: , 10 rue St-Antoine, Cannes,
Telephone: +33 4 9299 2717.
Website: http://www.cotton-club.info

Morrison's Lounge

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: , 10 rue Teisseire, Cannes,
Telephone: +33 4 9339 3457.

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: , 17 quai Saint-Pierre, Cannes,
Telephone: +33 4 9339 2784.

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Hôtel Martinez

Situated on La Croisette, the 5-star Hôtel Martinez is one of the Riviera's grand palaces. Guests can take advantage of the private beach, swimming pool and spa while staying in the palatial apartments or well-appointed rooms. Its Michelin-starred restaurant, La Palme d'Or, has a reputation for exceptional cuisine.

Le Mistral

This 2-star hotel offers 10 rooms on three floors just a minute's walk from the Palais des Festivals and rue d'Antibes. The interior design is modern and stylish, and art works are usually on display. The rooms are soundproofed and air-conditioned and feature free Wi-Fi and flatscreen TVs.

InterContinental Carlton Cannes

Old-world charm and modern convenience combine to great effect at the Carlton. The hotel has 343 rooms, including 39 suites, and there are two restaurants, two bars and a health club on the premises. The grande dame of La Croisette overlooks the Mediterranean and has its own private beach.

Hôtel Alnea

A basic, comfortable hotel located only a minute's walk from the Palais des Festivals and a short stroll from the Croisette beaches. The rooms are air-conditioned and soundproofed and come with flatscreen TVs and free Wi-Fi. It's a good cheap option with great service and some colourful paint schemes.

Hôtel Le Cavendish

Formerly the home of Lord Cavendish, the British aristocrat who discovered hydrogen, this belle époque building is a charming hotel just north of the railway station. All 34 rooms are serenely elegant, but try to get one in the rotunda. And make time for the free aperitifs every evening.

Hotel Novotel Suites Cannes Centre

The Novotel offers good-value rack rates and some of the best online specials in Cannes. This swish, modern, all-suite hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the railway station but still delivers spacious rooms that all have microwaves and kettles, as well as large working spaces and flatscreen TVs.