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“Get yourself on the red carpet!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes

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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French Riviera Small Group Day Trip from Nice
Ranked #17 of 35 Attractions in Cannes
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Owner description: 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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“Get yourself on the red carpet!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visit the best tourism office on the coast, then stroll around the Palais, putting yourself in the picture. Always lots going on here, even if you miss the Film Festival.

Visited July 2014
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“great business location to organize big 1000+ people events”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

People all want to see once the building inside, and perfect to find location. So ideally for business.

Visited September 2013
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“Great for People Watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went there to see the Cannes Film Festival in May. My daughter had a pass so she was able to see some amazing movies and people, directors, etc. Unfortunately, My pass was limited but I was able to see the shorts in the Court Metrange at my leisure. It was fun to see the dressed up people bustling about and the cars lined up for the red carpet events. It was most fun, though to go to a sidewalk cafe to hang out instead of standing in the crowds. Looking at the yachts on the docks was also low key fun. I would say that if you don't have a pass, you would be very limited at the Palaise. Guards were everywhere hearing every imaginable excuse to get in. My advise is to make a movie, get into Cannes, get a pass and have fun.

Visited May 2014
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“Great place to host your exhibitions forums etc.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was there at the Plais for the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival. This is huge place.The palais is a great place to host these kind of events.

It has multiple seminar halls having two main ones called Grand Auditorium and the Debussy. Located in the beach side and the harbour, so that you have a nice view when you go to the upper floors.

The cleanliness and the quality of the Toilets were very good.

Visited June 2014
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“THAT'S HANDY!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

After a ridiculous 4 hour wait to leave the Independence of the Sea by Tender, due to a cock up, we found the Palais de Festivals a 10 minute walk from the quay.
It's the large white building, halfway around the bay.
Being a film buff, I couldn't wait to see where it all happened. Unfortunately they didn't put the red carpet down for us. All the way around the outside are hand impressions from various famous stars & Paul McCartney, sorry Paul.
I should imagine that during festival time the local area is chaotic. Finished the day with a visit to Haagen Dazs for an ice, before getting in the queue to board ship. Lovely! Would have had a better look around Cannes if we had time..

Visited June 2014
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