How to Do the South of France Like an A-Lister (Without Spending Like One)

If you follow celebrities on Instagram, it's highly likely your feed has been awash with images from Cannes Film Festival. Every year, the iconic event draws the biggest names in the industry to the south of France, from actors Jessica Chastain and Nicole Kidman to It girls like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid.

While most eyes are fixed on the red carpet, we were intrigued to know how the stars spend their time off-duty—whether it be at a favorite French restaurant, taking in the views from an iconic hotel, or exploring the resort town from the water. 

Considering a summer vacation to France? Here's everything you need to know to explore Cannes like an A-lister, without spending like one. 

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