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Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes

La Croisette CS 30051, 06414 Cannes, France
+33 4 92 99 84 00
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Palais des Festivals is a catch -22 situation. Its worth going there only during the cannes festival and that will perhaps be the only time when a normal person won't be allowed near the red carpet Its a normal theater which is closed during the daytime and you can't even go inside or get a guided tour. Just pose in... More

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Cannes_OT, Responsable relations clients at Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment regarding the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Indeed the Palais is partcicularly attractive during the International Cannes Film Festival but not only ! All year around,we host many professional and cultural events. When the building is not occupied by our clients, the tourist office organises guided tours of the Palais des Festivals et des... More

Rijeka, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This one looks much better on TV, it's just a huge ugly looking modern building that hosts the annual film festival of Cannes as well as a lot of other festivals&events. The red carpet on the stairs of the main entrance is usually there, so you can stand there and take a photo, but when they are setting up some... More

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Phoenix
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Like other reviews have said, there is some renovations going on, but the red carpet is definitely rolled out and you can visualize all the celebrities during the festival; there are handprints in the cement and you can walk around and see who's they are. It was quite crowded on the steps of the red carpet so we were unable... More

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East Sussex, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A 'must' see if you are in Cannes. Undergoing a bit of a refurb at the minute but great none the less. Have your photo taken on the 'Red Carpet' of the stars. Surrounding gardens very nivcely done with several cafes and bars nearby. The marina turns you green with envy if you are a 'boatie'.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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