One of the many pleasures of attending the Cannes Film Festival is tacking on a getaway to one of the Europe’s many easily accessible destinations. Even just a weekend helps to decompress from the film frenzy — especially if it’s in wine-soaked Provence, swinging London or a renowned spot near Lisbon. Try these lodgings for much more than just a hotel room.
Movie History in Portugal
One of Portugal’s grand resorts, the Palacio Estoril is just a half-hour from downtown Lisbon near the quaint beach town of Cascais. Built in 1930, its lobby and grounds served as location for the James Bond film “In Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” In fact, one of the concierges who appeared in the film as a young man is still at the hotel today. It’s adjacent to the Estoril Casino, which served as inspiration for Ian Fleming’s “Casino Royale,” but the Palacio also offers golf, a the Banyan Tree spa, a vast pool and a variety of room types. PalacioEstorilHotel.com