I've been reading and reading on the forums, but I finally decided I should post my specific question for help.
My husband and I are traveling to Paris and the Cote d'Azur for our 10 year anniversary in mid-May. We planned to head south for 4 days during the week. We're trying to decide where to stay as our home base and looking for good hotel recommendations. While we may do trips some days (like we want to go to Monaco one day/evening), mostly we want to lie on the beach, eat good food, and go to bars/nightclubs in the evening. We don't plan to rent a car, expecting to use public transportation and walk when it's 15-20 min. Where would be our best home base? As far as hotels, we're looking for something quality (likely 3-5 stars). Finally, I'm aware that we'll be there during the Cannes' Film Festival. I had one friend specifically recommend that we not come to the area during that time because all the rates will be raised considerably, if we can find room at all. I'd appreciate thoughts on that as well.
Also looking for tips on restaurants, bars/clubs, beaches, and part day trips we should include in our plans.
I really appreciate your help.