Z PLAGE, private beach, Cannes, Côte d’Azur/ French Riviera
About the beach:
Originally known simply as the ‘Martinez beach club’ after the luxurious hotel to which it is affiliated, Z Plage private beach club is established as one of the most exclusive beaches in the world. Stretching out over a large stretch of the beach in front of Cannes’ famous Boulevard de la Croisette, in the summer months this super-smart resort becomes a playground for wealthy Russians and French socialites to exhibit their impressive Riviera tans. There is room for 400 sunbeds, but in the height of summer these quickly get booked up, so early reservation is recommended, especially for the expensive spots on the pier. The teak wood furnishing, elegant glass panelling and billowing white drapes, against the backdrop of the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, ensure that Z Plage looks worthy of its designer pricetag.
Beach beds/ umbrellas:
Before 1st July:
1st line: 38€
Other lines: 34€
From 1st July:
1st line: 52€
Other lines: 40€
Cannes is the glitz and glamour capital of the French Riviera. For years, wealthy, beautiful people have been flocking here in their masses, bringing their impressive yachts and bulging wallets with them. As a result, Cannes now has a selection of some of the finest fashion boutiques, and no visit here would be complete without a browse through the designer stores that line ‘La Croisette’. A walk around the water’s edge of the old port and Port Pierre Canto will bestow to the visitor a remarkable selection of ostentatious boats that have to be seen to be believed.
A wander up through the winding Rue Saint Antoine leads into the charming ‘Suquet’ area of the town. Here, in the old quarter, visitors will be able to choose from a wealth of delightful restaurants, squeezed in amongst the narrow cobbled streets. The clock tower and church at the top of the hill overlook the town and the inviting beaches in the bay of Cannes. At the bottom of the Suquet is the Marché Forville, which offers a huge array of some of the freshest and best food on the Riviera.
A trip to the Lérins islands, just off the Cannes coastline, is a must-do for visitors to the town. The closest, Ile St Marguerite, is a mere 15 minute boat ride from the mainland, and boasts some fantastic walking tracks where rare plants and migratory birds can be spotted. The island is home to the legendary story of the Man in the Iron Mask, who was imprisoned in the old fort for 11 years. The Ile Saint Honorat is a short hop over from St Marguerite, and is home to a monastery and a series of little chapels, steeped in years of history. Ferries to the islands depart once an hour from Cannes during the summer.
One of the other great opportunities available in Cannes is to rent a boat for a day and tour the beautiful coastline.
How to get there:
By car: Take the Cannes exit from the A8 motorway and follow signs for Cannes centre and the Palais des Festivals. Rent a car with Easy Car Booking.
By bus: Cannes is served by numerous buses from most local towns.
By train: The main Cannes train station is central and has frequent connections with Nice, Monaco, Grasses and St Raphael. Bâoli beach, on La Croisette is a short walk away from the train station.
By Boat: this service is proposed by Easy Boat Booking. The boat will come and pick you up from your hotel and take you directly to this private beach. For more information please contact Easy Boat Booking.
The restaurant at Z Plage serves an exciting range of dishes, prepared using fresh, organic ingredients. They also have an excellent cocktail menu. Service is efficient and professional. It is at the top range of the price spectrum, with main dishes ranging between €45 and €65.
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Z plage beach contact details:
CALL NOW TO MAKE A BOOKING: 0033899490444 (1,35€ call cost, 0,34€ cts per minute)