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Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes

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Address: La Croisette CS 30051, 06414 Cannes, France
Phone Number: +33 4 92 99 84 00
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Description: The Cannes Palais des Festivals et des Congres benefits from an...
The Cannes Palais des Festivals et des Congres benefits from an exceptional location, by the sea, in the heart of the city. Each year, it hosts over 50 international trade events and 300,000 delegates, making Cannes the second most popular business tourism destination in France. The Palais is the first worldwide Convention Centre to boast 4 ISO certifications (9001 Quality, 14001 Environment, OHSAS18001 Health & Safety and 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility). The Palais is also a major cultural centre which offers two cultural seasons "summer in Cannes" and "Going out in Cannes" and famous international Festivals such as the International Festival of Pyrotechnic Art, Musical Nights at Suquet, Jazz at Domergue, the International Games Festival, the Festival of Russian Art, Cannes Pantiero, Cannes Shopping Festival... Theatre, dance, concerts and various performing arts such as opera or magic: all audiences and any generation can find what they seek in Cannes. The tourist office organizes guided tours of the Palais des Festivals et des Congres.
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Feel Like a Famous Movie Star

This is right on the waterfront behind the yacht harbor. Probably billions of dollars of yachts here but our guide said the new, smart money keep their yachts in other European... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is right on the waterfront behind the yacht harbor. Probably billions of dollars of yachts here but our guide said the new, smart money keep their yachts in other European harbors to avoid huge French taxes. Across the road is the waterfront shopping district but bring a big bag of Euros to shop here. The Palais is used all... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A stupendous experience to attend the Cannes festival of Creativity here in the Palais. The festival is held in clockwork precision and the palais serves as a perfect place to do so.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had the pleasure of visiting this place recently. The train ticket cost 13.60 Euros return from Nice and you walk through the major shopping area before you get to the famous Designer Shops like Gucci, Pada etc . The Palais itself is across the road from the Designer shops and right beside the sea where there are luxurious Yachts nearby,... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I believe while you were walking on the red carpet, you can feel like you are in Cannes Film Festival :) Place' s location is fantastic, one side is sea, the other side is harbor for luxury yachts. Palais de Festivals is also well known by retailers&real estate professionals for Mapic Fair during November.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Honestly I would expect more from a place where so may famous people go each year, although I think that it must be much more glamouros during that week. The red carpet it's a wonderful thing to keep there all year round.

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

Thank you very much for your comment Zélia ! Indeed, the Palais becomes the gamourous place in the world each year thanks to the Festival de Cannes. All year around, it hosts major business events. Did you know that the tourist office organizes guided tour of the Palais ? We hope to see you soon in Cannes, perhaps on the... More 

Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Structure outside was not as special as some other convention center, but the nice to have beach & harbor around. See how many signs and hands you can recognize.

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

Hello JDMHippo, thank you very much for your comment. Indeed, the Palais benefits from an exceptional location, by the sea, in the heart of the city... Don't know how many hands you've reconized but over 300 actors and film directors hand prints have been made so far ! We hope to see you soon in Cannes ! More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I really don't have much to say except we did not have the chance to go inside but took some fabulous photos outside and just imagined what it would be like during the film festival. Outside of the building on the sidewalk, you can seen some celebrity handprints with their autographs.

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

Hello Sarc 1! Thank you very much for your message. Indeed, you can only go inside the Palais during an event (concert, show, professional exhibition etc.). The tourist office also organizes guided tours; we hope to welcome very soon! http://www.cannes-destination.com/guided-visits/visit-palais-festival-cannes More 

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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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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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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