May is the official start of 'The Season' in the South of France, the first days of the summer buzz that have made the Cote d'Azur so famous for so many generations, and the glamour just keeps getting sparklier and bigger and better year after year.
July and August are all about Saint Tropez, dazzling waters, super yachts and sunning on the sandy beaches but May launches the party in the utmost of style with the Cannes Film Festival, closely followed by the Monaco Grand Prix.
The passenger flight lists into Nice Cote d'Azur airport read like a who's who of Hollywood and the bays dance with 7 star yachts as the worlds film industry descends on Cannes for the most prestigious film festival in the world.
This year proceedings will be guided by acting President Steven Spielberg and the event will be opened by Baz Lurhmans take on 'The Great Gatsby' which couldn't be more fitting. The visionary film makers version of F. Scott Fitzgeralds 1920's classic will no doubt be the last word in glamour and capture the spirit of the Jazz Age that kicked off the South of France as a summer resort location.