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Palais des Festivals

1, boulevard La Croisette, Cannes, France
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Ranked #19 of 39 Attractions in Cannes
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful. Only this time they were busy with renovations on the main stairs. But there are some side stairs for photo opportunities on the red carpet

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There is not really much to see besides the red carpet and many many tourists :) But it is a place to be in Cannes, to take a picture, do a pose and go explore the city :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Palais des Festivals is a world-famous place, since both Cannes festivals take place there: the international film festival and the advertising festival (Cannes Lions). But I must say this place left me with a bad impression. Its tight atmosphere, with a low-ceilling and lots of carpeting are unflattering for such a (supposedly) glamorous place. The only things I liked... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Every film enthusiast has a dream to visit Cannes where International Film Festival is aligned year on year and not to miss the Famous Red Carpet Walk up the stairs. Centrally located, this place in itself is a Celebrity Place on Earth. And being in Cannes, you feel proud to get a click on the Red carpet.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Not a very attractive looking building. Not sure what to expect but it wasn't this!! It was good fun standing on the red carpet having our photo taken but hard to get a photo without lots of other tourists!! Shop is ok. Liked the handprints outside but a plaque saying who they were rather than just a signature would make... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Like most tourists visiting Cannes, we didn't miss out on getting our very own Red Carpet moment & photo shot to remember our visit. Lots of people taking photos there. Some even came prepared wearing elegant dresses & some even brought their own oscar award statues. Tip : there is a red carpet backdrop which looks pretty real & complete... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

You cannot visit cannes without getting a staged photograph of yourself on the centres red carpet. Every A list to date has graced this carpet at some time in their career. Hosting Cannes film festival each year means a flurry of A Listers. I've been lucky enough to be within spitting distance of Cara Delavigne, Leo diCaprio, Steven Spielberg, Nicole... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you are in Cannes and like the movies, you cannot not go to the Palais des Festivals. All others should stay clear - this is nothing but a convention hall / conference site (albeit with a red carpet on the steps) where business is conducted. For film lovers, however, this mecca of film festivals is replete with symbolism, as... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The whole building walls were covered in work-in-progress cripples, so very little could be seen. The entrance with the red carpet is nice to see but honestly nothing special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Worth a visit just to pose on the red carpeted stairs where all the stars stop for the paparazzi to take photos. Also worth looking at the handprints set in the pavement around the building. Sylvester Stallone has the biggest hand I've ever seen!

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