Launched on 1928, the prestigious Palm Beach was opened in Cannes on 5 April 1929.
Ideally located between Cap d’Antibes and the Esterel Mountains, opposite the Lérins islands, it soon became a symbol of Cannes Bay.
With architecture combining Hispano-Moresque and Art Deco styles, a pool and a beach with salt cedars emerging from the sea, Cannes and the Riviera saw the birth of the summer holiday season.
For a long time, the site was a favourite with casino owners, and for almost a century hosted prestige events that helped to forge the Cannes legend.
It was the scene for celebrated galas, famous cabarets and majestic fireworks on the famous Masque de Fer terrace, and became part of cinema history with its legendary swimming pool seen in Henri Verneuil’s “Any Number Can Win”, starring Jean Gabin and Alain Delon… Here the greatest names got together.
The European and international aristocracy, the most fashionable actors and artists, influential politicians. They all met up at the Palm Beach.
Among them were the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Winston Churchill, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Lord Bentley, the Aga Khan, the Begum, Marlene Dietrich, Orson Welles, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Marion Cotillard, Leonardo Di Caprio, Sylvester Stallone and many, many others…