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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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Something special - but nothing special

We could really say - something special - but nothing special. The palace is well known for its film festival and if you are passing Cannes it is worth a detour. But when you see... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We could really say - something special - but nothing special. The palace is well known for its film festival and if you are passing Cannes it is worth a detour. But when you see that red carpet, make some photos, you better escape as soon as possible from that crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was originally put off visiting Cannes after reading other reviews of the city during the Film Festival. I was pleasantly surprised. Didn't see any celebs but got to chat with some individuals involved in the industry while waiting for the train etc. It was interesting to see how the festival brings everything together - directors, producers, financiers, score composers,... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The place is just a building when it is not the festival time! But if you'd like to take pictures of the hand-casts of famous actors and actress or directors (Luc Besson is my favorite) you should visit. It is very close to the beach and easy to find. In order to feel the atmosphere, it is better to visit... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

One big disappointment. Palais des Festivals appeared to be unremarkable concrete building. If I did not know that was the Palais des Festivals - would not pay any attention to it. It mostly repels but does not attract. Perhaps during the festival once decorated it is likely to save the day ... The only interesting thing is that there are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It was lovely to visit the iconic place of Cannes, (I tried to imagine what it would be like to be there when all the stars hangout during the film festival). I was there for Mipim the UK property / investment annual event, which involved countries from around the world. It was great seeing the grand staircase and yes there... More 

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

Dear Pam, We would like to thank you very much for sharing with us your impression about the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès and about the city Cannes. Looking forward to have the pleasure to welcome you again in Cannes! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It's a must see when visiting Cannes. While nothing spectacular in itself, it is fun to take pictures there and reminisce every time you see the movie stars during the film festival on TV on the same steps. You don't realize how close the structure is to the beach, it's on the actual beach in fact, something you don't get... More 

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

Dear Kristian, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share with us your impression about the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès! We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you in Cannes soon! More 

Calcutta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Cannes in general was very beautiful. We spent a day there. This place however was a disappointment. Having heard so much about this place, I always imagined this to be a grandeur. Turned out to be a concrete modern architecture. Felt so much out of place considering the rest of Cannes. Phew! shops on the other side of the street,... More 

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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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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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