Alfred Hitchcock isn't usually the first auteur to come to mind in a discussion about romantic film. After all, this is the guy who gave us Psycho and whose "issues" with women are well documented. But, then, there's To Catch a Thief, which masterfully blends romance, humor and suspense and pairs Cary Grant with Grace Kelly, in her last role before she left moviemaking to become the Princess of Monaco.
The hotel scenes were filmed at the Hotel Carlton in Cannes, which is now part of the InterContinental hotel group. Dress up in your finest vintage duds and sip martinis overlooking the sea. Then, pretend you're shopping for an engagement ring and case the jewelry stores along Cannes's main drag, Boulevard de la Croisette. When all the intrigue tires you out, settle in for a delicious meal of bouillabaisse and fine wine at Tetou as you plan your next caper.
Carlton Cannes Hotel: 58 Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes; +33-(0)4-93-06-40-06
Tetou: Boulevard des Freres Roustan, Golfe-Juan Vallauris; +33-(0)4-93-63-71-16
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