During its eponymous film festival (in mid-june), Cannes is transformed into a paparazzi-filled European Hollywood, but visitors in June benefit from the sprucing and prepping done in honor of the festival, without having to battle the crowds. Guests of the Hôtel Majestic Barriere
can spend days lounging by the mosaic-tiled pool, on the private beach or on one of the coveted sunbathing chaises on the hotel's exclusive jetty. Visitors staying at gleaming, Art Deco gem Hotel Martinez
will appreciate its location on La Croisette, Cannes's famed boardwalk and the spot to see and be seen. For a low-key day, guests can lay low at Zplage, the property's private beach club.
Showcasing the best of the French Riviera and Provence, Saint-Tropez's Château Hôtel de la Messardière
boasts a rarity in the region: land. With 25 acres of wooded property overlooking the hills and the sea, this property is home to not only a 19th-century mansion, but also multiple species of birds. It is, in fact, a protected ornithological sanctuary. Located directly on the Saint-Tropez beach, La Résidence de la Pinède
, meanwhile, provides the ideal dock for those arriving by sea, and also offers activities such as water skiing, Jet-Skiing and boating. On land, guests will enjoy al fresco dining at the hotel's two award-winning restaurants. Nice's opulent Le Negresco
acts as a fabulous hub to explore the equidistant Cannes and Monte Carlo.