Cannes Film Festival 2016 : Supplier List

The 69th Cannes Film Festival will be hosted from 11 – 22 May and the Riviera is already abuzz with action.

I will be posting an in-depth guide for Cannes Film Festival by the end of this weekend which will include tips for transport, last-minute accommodation, dining suggestions and inside information that only locals know!

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Cannes Film Festival 2016 – official festival poster

It will also include accessibility notes for Cannes for people with restricted mobility or wheelchair-bound festival attendees, so please share this vital information to anyone you know attending Cannes Film Festival and especially Entr’2 Marches.

Entr'2 Marches 2016

Entr’2 Marches 2016

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2016 – Recommended Suppliers

I receive a number of requests for information during Cannes Film Festival, and each year I curate a list of Cannes Film Festival suppliers that Access Riviera recommends if you need to ensure your film release, promotion or event is a success while here in the region.

Disclaimer:  None of these companies recommended have paid to appear on this list; I’m not a sales person for any of them or a booking agent – I’m recommending them because they have local knowledge and high standards of service and/or products.  If you use them, please mention you saw them on Access Riviera.

Best wishes for Festival de Cannes 2016!

Rolling out the red carpet for Cannes (image: Getty Images for Avax)

Rolling out the red carpet for Cannes (image: Getty Images for Avax)

Accommodation

For villa rentals, boutique accommodation and luxury hotels, contact regional experts Experience the French Riviera

If you want to base yourself away from Cannes (but still close enough to reach the action easily), contact Villa Bethanie situated at Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

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Accommodation for Cannes Film Festival – Villa Bethanie

Lou Messugo is a gite that still has availability on both 16-18 May and 24-28 May and is a great option if you are looking for a low-key stay just 20 kilometres from Cannes.  You’ll get 20% off the rates if you book direct – Contact them for a quote via phone +33 625 102 071 or email:  contact@loumessugo.com

Drone filming

For luxury film production and drone helicopter videos, contact Jocelyn Passeron (Yacht Photographer)

MLV Drone are a French-certified drone company – contact them for aerial photos and videos.

Florists

Azur Flowers can provide divine floral arrangement for product and film releases, dinner parties or private events at villas or on board yachts.  Contact Natasha via the website (click on ‘Azur Flowers’ to hyperlink through), or email : Natasha@azurflowers.com

(images: facebook.com/Azurflowers)

(images: facebook.com/Azurflowers)

Roni Floral Design  are a well known florist with shops in Cannes, Juan les Pins, Antibes, Cagnes sur Mer, Courchevel and coming soon to St Petersburg.  Contact them for customised floral creations for any private event, they also offer a delivery service to yachts.  Email Sybille : Sybille@roni-fleurs.com

Food & Wine

Adams & Adams offer customised menus for private events including on board yachts.

Boucherie Fabre based right in Cannes are the oldest butchers shop in the south of France and can help you out with any prime meat cuts including Wagyu beef.

Top grade meat supplier French Riviera - Boucherie Fabre, Cannes (image: Boucherie Fabre)

Top grade meat supplier French Riviera – Boucherie Fabre, Cannes (image: Boucherie Fabre)

Poissonerie Elzeard can offer delivery of fresh seafood products including seafood platters for private events, fish, crustaceans, oysters, lobster and more.  Contact them (French speaking) via the weblink or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Poissonnerie-Elzeard/435635583203734

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Sapori can provide Italian wines for any occasion;  enquiries can be sent to Valentina via email: sapori.vg@gmail.com

SParks Cuisine places an emphasis on fresh, healthy cuisine and Swedish owner Sara knows her stuff with experience working on yachts for 10+ years.  She can cater for anything from private dinner parties to bigger events.

SParks Cuisine

SParks Cuisine

Riviera Wine offer a super knowledgeable service under the guidance of Master of Wine Louise Sydbeck, you can visit their site here

Hair and Beauty

If you require a make up artist for any Cannes event, make up artist Irina Awad of Allure Makeup can help you.

Make up for any occasion via Irina Awad of Allure Makeup (image: https://alluremakeup.fr)

Make up for any occasion via Irina Awad of Allure Makeup (image: https://alluremakeup.fr)

Georgiana Teers is available from 15 May to 19 May in Cannes for any hair or makeup needs. To see her portfolio you can visit her website here:  http://www.georgianateers.com/

Kellee MacDonald is a mobile hairdresser with 15+ years experience; contact her to discuss options.

Natalie Williams is a mobile beautician offering a range of treatments including eyelash extensions, manicures, pedicures, waxing and spray tans. If you’re looking for a professional beautician to glam you up for Festival, contact her via the weblink above.

Luxury Yacht Charter

Luxury yacht charter specialists for French Riviera including Cannes and Monaco, contact Bespoke Yacht Charter

Luxury yacht charter for Cannes events including Film Festival (image: www.bespokeyachtcharter.com)

Luxury yacht charter for Cannes events including Film Festival (image: http://www.bespokeyachtcharter.com)

Media Consultancy

All media consultancy spots for Access Riviera are filled this year, however for post-Cannes press releases or consultancy, contact Rebecca to discuss via email:  accessriviera06@gmail.com

Photographers

For events, portraits and destination images, contact Abbie via Fine Art Destination Wedding Photographer.

For yachting photography and events, contact Jocelyn Passeron (Yacht Photographer).

For fashion and product photography and events,  contact Justin Gage from Justin Gage Photo Studio.

For events, fashion, music and portraits, contact Naneen Rossi from Naneen Photography

Private Transfers – including Airport Transfers & Bespoke Transfers for Events

AJM Touring have a range of chauffeured Mercedes vehicles including Viano’s, E and S class.  Booking enquiries via email: info@ajm-touring.com

Class-eDriver offer 100% eco-friendly Tesla S transfers with chauffeur, or for groups they have Mercedes V class vans. Booking enquiries can be sent via email:  contact@class-edriver.fr

Tesla S model (image: Class-eDriver)

Tesla S model (image: Class-eDriver)

Sightseeing / Tours

Riviera Touring offer Harley Davidson and scooter rental.

Scooter and Harley Davidson hire French Riviera - Riviera Touring (image: TripAdvisor)

Scooter and Harley Davidson hire French Riviera – Riviera Touring (image: TripAdvisor)

Join a wine tour to local vineyards with Riviera Wine Tours – customised group tours also available by request

Cruise on the Mediterranean with Trans Côte d’Azur  including short ferry trips to the Lerin Islands or day trips to St Tropez and Monaco

Boat trips French Riviera - Trans Côte d'Azur (map: Trans Côte d'Azur)

Boat trips French Riviera – Trans Côte d’Azur (map: Trans Côte d’Azur)

Specialised Transport

Azur Helicoptère can facilitate helicopter transfers between Nice Airport and Cannes (in conjuction with Ubercopter).

Riviera Classic Car Hire have a range of classic vehicles for hire including a Ford Mustang, Morgan 4/4, Fiat 124 Spider, Triumph TR3 and Excalibur Phaeton.

Sport, Health and Wellness

Blue Tree Massage combine Oriental and Western massage techniques to create a bespoke relaxation experience for clients.  They are multi-lingual (English, French, Dutch and German) and offer massage onsite at villas, hotels or yachts.

Blue Tree Massage - available for customised massages across the French Riviera

Blue Tree Massage – available for customised massages across the French Riviera

Osteopath treatments via recommended osteopaths – English Osteopath or Riviera Osteo

Customised yoga sessions including on board yachts, book via Revitalize

For homeopathic and naturopathy consultations, contact Julia at Vie for Vitality

Thank you to all suppliers for the use of images and web links.

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Chill for Charity – Friday 11 September

After the success of the first-ever “Chill for Charity” event, the team at Chances for Children are organizing a second event!

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On Friday 11 September, please invite yourself to come relax, rejuvenate and recharge!

With summer coming to a close it’s time to chill amongst stunning surroundings.

Plan for the day:

There is a whole day planned of yoga, super foods workshops, massage, a delicious vegetarian lunch selection and much more. There will also be organic rose available!

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Times:

9.30am to 4.30pm
There will be 2 different yoga workshops for anyone that can’t make the earlier one in the morning; with one taking place after lunch. (10am and 2pm)

Price:

The price for the day is 80 euros, payable by cash or cheque.

There will also be an opportunity to book in for treatments and consultations listed below, and the wonderful team is doing this ALL for free, so any donations will be very welcome.

Treatments are:
– Massage/osteopathy
– Reflexology
– Dietary consultations

Lucy Coote will also be offering Ayurvedic massage in Monaco (all proceeds in aid of Chances for Children) so for anyone that can’t make it up to Valbonne, if you would like to book in with her, please simply contact the event organisers.

For those who would like to pop in for lunch – the price is 40 euros, do let them know ahead of time.

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If you have not been to the house there is parking but a limited number of spaces, so please RSVP before 8th September. There is also have a 7 seater coming up from Monaco for anyone that needs a lift!

RSVP via email to rustyandgabs@gmail.com if you would like to attend, and feel free to bring your friends!

Warm regards and thank you on behalf of the Team at Chances for Children and the 58 children in the orphanage in Uganda! You can follow their story via their Facebook page to see how your donations will make a tangible difference in these young people’s lives.

With the funds raised from the last event they have run the orphanage for almost 2 months!

They look forward to seeing you on 11th September!

Participant links:

Naomi’s Kitchen

Pure Flow Coco

Kerri Beaumont

Nice Life Café

Bluetree Massage

Justin Gage Photo Studio

Credits:  Chances for Children logo and photos courtesy of event organisers.

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Supplier List

It’s been a cracking start to Cannes Film Festival 2015 with film premieres, fashion and plenty of flashiness over the past 3 days and Access Riviera is lapping it up!

Understandably, my top posts this week for views include An Advanced Guide to Cannes Film Festival and Cinéma de la Plage so I am fielding lots of reader enquiries for more information.

Due to these requests, I have curated a list of Cannes Film Festival suppliers that Access Riviera recommends if you need to ensure your event or Cannes promotion is a success while here.

Disclaimer:  None of these companies have paid to appear on this list; I’m not a sales person for any of them or a booking agent – I’m recommending them because they have local knowledge and high standards of service and/or products.  If you use them, please mention you saw them on Access Riviera.  Happy Festival!

Sunset from Cannes (French Riviera Wedding Photographer - Abbie Spencer - www.belovedlovephotography.com)

Sunset from Cannes (French Riviera Wedding Photographer – Abbie Spencer – http://www.belovedlovephotography.com)

Accommodation

For villa rentals, holiday accommodation and luxury hotels, get in touch with Experience the French Riviera

For holiday apartment rentals across the French Riviera, contact Sunlight Properties.  Their website also has useful city guides and tourist information.

Airport Transfers

Dan Shuttle Drivers – bilingual French-English airport transfers

Riviera Transfer – bilingual French-English airport transfers

Catering

Customised catering menus for private events including on board yachts, get in touch with Adams & Adams

For prime meat cuts including Wagyu beef, drop a line to the oldest butchers shop in the south of France based right in Cannes, Boucherie Fabre

Top grade meat supplier French Riviera - Boucherie Fabre, Cannes (image: Boucherie Fabre)

Top grade meat supplier French Riviera – Boucherie Fabre, Cannes (image: Boucherie Fabre)

For superb bespoke catering, contact Bridie Roberts

Drone filming

For luxury film production and drone helicopter videos, contact Jocelyn Passeron (Yacht Photographer)

For aerial photos and videos, contact MLV Drone to discuss.

Florist

Beautiful floral arrangement for parties (yachts, villas, product and film releases) contact Tasha at Azur Flowers

Hair and Beauty

If you’re looking for a professional beautician to glam you up for Festival, contact Natalie Williams (mobile beautician) offering eyelash extensions, manicures, pedicures, waxing and spray tans.

Mobile beautician French Riviera - Natalie Williams www.estheticiennemobile.com

Mobile beautician French Riviera – Natalie Williams http://www.estheticiennemobile.com

Looking for a mobile hairdresser?  Book an appointment with Kellee MacDonald (mobile hairdresser, 15+ years experience)

If you require a make up artist for a special event, Nice-based make up artist Irina Awad can help you.

Media consultancy

If you require local press releases or copy writing including promotion to Festival sites, email Becks to discuss accessriviera06@gmail.com

Photographers

For destination images, events and portraits, contact French Riviera Wedding Photographer

French Riviera Wedding Photographer - Abbie Spencer (www.belovedlovephotography.com)

French Riviera Wedding Photographer – Abbie Spencer (www.belovedlovephotography.com)

For yachting photography and events, contact Jocelyn Passeron (Yacht Photographer)

For events, fashion and product photography, contact Justin Gage from Justin Gage Photo Studio

For events, fashion, music and portraits, contact Naneen Rossi from Naneen Photography

Sightseeing / Tours

For Harley Davidson and scooter rental, book via Riviera Touring

Scooter and Harley Davidson hire French Riviera - Riviera Touring (image: TripAdvisor)

Scooter and Harley Davidson hire French Riviera – Riviera Touring (image: TripAdvisor)

Join a wine tour to local vineyards with Riviera Wine Tours – customised group tours also available by request

Cruise on the Mediterranean with Trans Côte d’Azur  including short ferry trips to the Lerin Islands or day trips to St Tropez and Monaco

Boat trips French Riviera - Trans Côte d'Azur (map: Trans Côte d'Azur)

Boat trips French Riviera – Trans Côte d’Azur (map: Trans Côte d’Azur)

Jump on board a Tuk Tuk for a sightseeing trip with a difference with Tuk Tuk Azur

Specialised transport

Classic car hire including a Mustang, Morgan 4/4, Triumph T3 with Riviera Classic Car Hire

Helicopter transfers between Nice and Cannes with Uber and Hélipass

UberCopter (image: lesnewseco.fr)

UberCopter (image: lesnewseco.fr)

Sport, health and wellness

Osteopath treatments via recommended osteopaths – English Osteopath or Riviera Osteo

Professional sports massage or massage for events, contact Massage Goldfinger

Massage for events French Riviera - Massage Goldfinger (image: massagegoldfinger.fr)

Massage for events French Riviera – Massage Goldfinger (image: massagegoldfinger.fr)

For homeopathic and naturopathy consultations, contact Julia at Vie for Vitality

Yoga sessions including on board yachts, book via Revitalize

Yoga sessions French Riviera (image: revitalize.fr)

Yoga sessions French Riviera (image: revitalize.fr)

Yacht charter

Yacht charter between St Tropez and Monaco, contact Experience the French Riviera

Yacht charter for French Riviera including Cannes and Monaco, contact Bespoke Yacht Charter

FEATURED SUPPLIER

Access Riviera loves to mention other Riviera-based companies who strive to promote this beautiful region in the best light.  I was lucky enough to grab some time recently to interview Jameson Farn, owner of bespoke company Experience the French Riviera  who are featured in this Cannes Film Festival 2015 Supplier List:

Jet and yacht charter, villas, liaison advisors - Experience the French Riviera

Jet and yacht charter, villas, liaison advisors – Experience the French Riviera

1. What is your number one tip for first-time visitors to the French Riviera on how to source the best travel information?

Many people I have spoken to from around the world seem to go through TripAdvisor first, which is an excellent source. Another very good option is to go through the numerous local tourism websites as they not only provide information but offer deals on museum passes and such too. We also make it our job to know what is happening locally because we want a first-time visitor to have the best experience ever.

2. Can you share your best hidden secret for Cannes? For example – the name of a little-known bar with great atmosphere/drinks, a less visited-tourist attraction, etc.

I enjoy the Mantel Restaurant in Le Suquet. It’s intimate for both meetings and gatherings with friends and the service, food and wine are always excellent! To get a break from all the excitement in Cannes during the film festival, I would suggest going to Vieux Cannet where you can wander through the narrow streets, visit some shops and find more wonderful restaurants. Many tourists do not seem to know of the area and it has a real community atmosphere.

3. What sets Experience The French Riviera apart from the other local companies?

I believe what sets us apart is we want to work with other companies, not as a competitor. We want to continue to build business partnerships (at the moment we have 26 partners) throughout the region for everything a visitor or investor may potentially require once they arrive. Through working with each other and bringing clients to one another that keeps the work flow and economy moving and then each business can grow and become stronger for the long haul. We also want visitors to feel this region is there second home so that they keep coming back to the place they were best treated.

Biography

Experience The French Riviera is a boutique style of service offering custom detail-oriented travel resource planning to this most beautiful part of the world.

We believe in going to the source. Consider the team at Experience The French Riviera your personal informed liaison advisors. We are passionate about everything that makes up the region and it is our work mission to help individuals get the most out of their time and money so they can expand upon their stay and truly Experience The French Riviera.

In the French Riviera, we work with and continually develop a large number of trusted partnerships to help bring you the best of services available in most any industry imaginable.

If you have an idea of what you would like your time in the region to be about, we can work with you privately to bring your thoughts to fruition, whether you require a holiday apartment for your family or hidden beach side villa, the chartering of a luxury yacht or have an interest in the real estate market, our contacts are here to help.

We will call on our extensive network of local insiders and tourism professionals to guarantee that you have the most unique (and repeat) visit ever, bridging the gap between local and global.

www.experiencethefrenchriviera.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/experiencethefrenchriviera

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ExperienceFR

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/experiencethefrenchriviera

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/experiencefr

Thank you to Jameson for his time and knowledge contributing to this article.