Imagine the following scenario: you've been in Cannes for a few days, non-stop partying, networking, and - of course - attending important meetings and panel discussions for your event. The parties in Cannes are undeniably spectacular, especially on the beach and in some of the hotel rooftop bars! However, they may not be the ideal place to close a deal or have a business meeting with clients. Your CFO will thank you if you take our advice and check out these Top 7 Wine Bars in Cannes to have your next not-so-formal business meeting.
2 Boulevard du Midi Jean Hibert, Cannes
Open every day from 10AM – 11PM
The Radisson Blu terrace offers immaculate views to be enjoyed at any time of day. You can spend the entire day relaxing at this hotel, from breakfast to dinner – they have it all. If you want the best views for fireworks, this is the place to go! The terrace is a tranquil spot to take in panoramic views of Cannes while sipping on some Provençal Rosé.
Insider tip: Cannes is part of the French region called “Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur” where lots of vineyards are from due to the Mediterranean weather. Therefore, it’s typical in Cannes to drink Rosé in the summer, especially with ice cubes- “des glaçons, s’il vous plaît!”
10 Rue Marceau, Cannes
Open Mon – Sat from 6PM – 2AM
This bar is the perfect mix between an Irish pub and a classy wine bar! The average price per glass of wine is around 4-8€, which is a STEAL for Cannes. They offer an extensive wine list, beer on tap, and even a pool table. This bar might be full when you get there, but not with a rowdy party scene – locals love this spot!
Boulevard de la Croisette, Plage de la Croisette (in front of the Carlton Hotel)
Open every day from 10AM – 6PM
Dip your toes in the sand, wine in hand, and have your next business meeting on the beach! Vegaluna is famous for their massive ‘cabana’ sunbeds and sofas along the beach! If you’re keen to have an informal drink with a colleague or potential client, this is your place! They also have WiFi, so you can conduct a proper business meeting there with your laptop or iPad if need be!
Insider Tip: now is not the time to practice your French! If you’re trying to get into a bar or restaurant in the summer when it’s busy, you are best speaking English. Cannes is a notoriously tourist-friendly city. But don’t forget a simple “Bonjour” and “Merci” go a long way!
6 Rue Florian, Cannes
Open every day from 7:30PM – 12:30AM
f you’re looking for a classy joint to enjoy wine or a signature cocktail in the centre, treat yourself to La Môme. They’ve recently opened a raw bar where you can shoot back some fresh oysters whilst sipping on some bubbly and impressing your clients. Not a fan of oysters? They’ve got some AMAZING tartar and ceviche to accompany your drink of choice.
Tired of drinking? Shame on you! Just kidding. Here are some great brunch spots to have an alcohol-free meeting.
Île Sainte-Marguerite, Cannes
Open every day from 12PM – 6PM
OK, so this technically isn’t in Cannes, but it’s most definitely worth the trek to get there. Located on the Île Sainte-Marguerite, La Guérite is the ultimate escape from Cannes during events. Just take a relaxing 20-minute boat ride from the Port and you’ll soon be in paradise. However… paradise comes at a cost – these prices aren’t exactly affordable, so come prepared!
Insider tip: Buy online and get a discounted price on your return ferry ticket!
10 Rue Saint Antoine, Le Suquet, Cannes
Open Fri and Sat from 9PM – 1AM for live music
Cotton Club is perfect for when events are coming to an end but you’re not ready to stop the party. Additionally, this is the place to go if you’ve just closed a deal and you’d like to celebrate with your client! Open only on Fridays and Saturdays, this jazz club offers some of the best live music in Cannes. If your head is tired of throbbing to the sound of techno or club music, pop on over to the Cotton Club and be soothed by the sound of a saxophone.
14 Rue du Bivouac Napoleon, Cannes
Open Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat from 5PM – 12:30AM; Sun from 5PM – 11:30PM; closed on Mondays
This small wine bar is decorated to make you feel like you’re in a friend’s living room. The decoration is a mix between modern and eclectic, with chic furniture and Carlos Santana always playing on a big projector on the wall. The walls are all wine fridges, just waiting to be consumed by the glass (or bottle)! It’s not cheap, but it’s definitely a great place to get away from the crowds.
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