If money, time, practicalities and responsibilities weren’t a consideration, where’s the one place you’d like to holiday this long weekend? Here’s an option: The French Riviera. Sun, sand, champagne cocktails… Sounds horrible, right?

We can’t book you an airfare, but we can transport you for a few minutes to the glorious Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, a resort hotel that’s the epitome of coastal elegance. Fall in love with the lavish acres of gardens, opulent interiors, the original Napoleonic III architecture and the pool – oh the pool! Built into the cliff side, the Eden Roc pavilion and pool will have you dreaming of future days in the sun.

The magnificent hotel remains the place to stay on the Rivera and is often a sensational backdrop in bringing the chic factor to popular films, like 1960s rom-com starring Audrey Hepburn Paris When It Sizzles, and 2010 action-comedy Killers, starring Katherine Heigl.

So while you’re rugging up this long weekend, pour yourself le vin rouge and dream about your next overseas getaway…