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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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The Cannes Palais des Festivals et des Congres benefits from an exceptional...

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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Once in a life time

We didn't go inside and there is nothing to see from the outside. But, as an iconic place, I guess we should visit it at least once in a life time.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We didn't go inside and there is nothing to see from the outside. But, as an iconic place, I guess we should visit it at least once in a life time.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Worth a stroll alongside the strand to see the Congres of Cannes. You will likely not miss it since there are always a few tourist posing in front of the stairwell with the red carpet. Walk a bit further and you will see a parking lot full of million dollar Yachts.

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

We thank you for sharing with us your impression about the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back and discover more about the city of Cannes. More 

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have to say I prefer the drives along the coast to such apparent cultural hubs. It's OK, you can say you've been, or pretend to be famous on the stairs, but a tad underwhelming.

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

We thank you for giving us your comments about the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès of Cannes. We hope to see you again soon so you can discover more about our city. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

It just look like another building for me as I haven't got chance to get into this. There is lot of noise and work going on outside the building which caused lot of discomfort

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

We thank you for sharing with us your impression about the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès of Cannes. The tourist office staff ponctually organizes very interesting guided tours of the building so please do not hesitate to contact us when you come back in Cannes! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

I live 10km from Cannes. Visitors always comment on how disappointing the Palais de Festival is. Amongst the beauty and glamor of the town, this building is a disaster. Local residents would all say the same, and I believe there are plans to either completly renovate it or knock it down and start again. The sooner the better. Then visitors... More 

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

Dear Karl, We thank you for letting us know how you feel about the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. It is true that in the past, this building wasn't approved unanimously but it has been completely renovated ever since. Nevertheless, we would like to thank you for your positive comments concerning the city of Cannes and hope to see... More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

When the festival is not on the red carpet is not out and you can only get photos of the steps with their red paintwork down the middle

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

We are really sorry to hear that the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès has not met your expectations. Nevertheless, we hope you did enjoy your stay in Cannes and that we will have the pleasure of welcoming back in the future. More 

Rehovot, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

I was expecting something much more glamorous. Sure it's a nice convention center but in the end it doesn't quite match the surroundings and currently it was covered with blockades and just looked like an eyesore.

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

We thank you for letting us know how you feel about Palais des Festivals et des Congrès of Cannes. We are sorry to hear you have been disappointed. Nevertheless, we hope to see you again in Cannes in the future! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

very nice to walk around the marina and visit the place where the cannes film festival is done, there are amazing restaurants in the area,

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Céline T, Responsable relations publiques at Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us your kind comments about the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès and Cannes in general. We're looking forward to have the pleasure to welcome you again in Cannes! More 

Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This place is nice. The red carpet is permanently there. The feeling of the Cannes Festival gives us great joy to pose and photograph, else its an ok place.

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

We would like to thank you for sharing with us your impression about the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès of Cannes. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back soon! More 

Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

If ever a building ruined a town, especialy one as grand as Cannes then The Palais des Festival is it. Its monsterous. But hey, if you want to walk in the steps of George Clooney and Sophia Loren then have your photo taken on the main staircase because thats about as close as you will ever get.

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

Dear Russell, We thank you for taking the time to give us your impressions. We are sorry to hear you have been disappointed by the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Nevertheless, we hope that in the future we may have a further opportunity of welcoming you back in Cannes! More 

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