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Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes

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Address: 1 boulevard de la Croisette, 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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Cannes has defined itself in the post war years as a host for events. Of course, there is the Film Festival, commemorated by the handprints of stars, but this facility hosts, TV... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannes has defined itself in the post war years as a host for events. Of course, there is the Film Festival, commemorated by the handprints of stars, but this facility hosts, TV, design and other events. The desirable location and climate make it a desirable place to hold meetings and fetes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enough time to take a selfie with friends. We saw some of the famous people's hand prints. It was short, but enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Site of the Cannes film festival you can stand on the red carpet and snap a selfie. Building itself isn't particularly attractive or interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cannes is famous for its annual film festival beside beautiful beaches and Carlton Hotel. It is located at the end of promenade at the corner of bay. All the tourists coming here get their pictures clicked on the red carpet and with hand prints of famous film personalities. It looks more beautiful in the night. Worth a short visit.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a grand building, with no red carpet when there is no Film festival ... :( The only magnificent feature is the hand sculptures of the film stars.

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Thank Milen D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Besides taking photos at the steps & looking at the slightly faded handprints on the floor, we expected so much more. Were quite underwhelmed by what we saw, best thing was that the tourism office was there as well.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here in the festival complex held a film festival . I imagined it grander , not worth the visit. Here is the casino.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You feel nice and connected when you see this place. Having seen people posing during Cannes film festival, you suddenly feel like a celebrity after coming here. Especially if you visit during the night , you get yourself clicked on the red carpet ( passage lit by red lights) . There are hand prints of some of the world famous... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As my title says, nice but nothing special. There is not much to do. All you need to visit it is just a little bit of time, cca. 15 min. It is recomendable for lovers of film, there are hands of: Pedro Almodovar, Angelina Jolie, Mel Gibson, Merly Streep, Liza Minelli, Jodie Foster...It was funny cause my friend s hand... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While here it was abit of fun to look at where the stars have been and look at the hand prints. Take a picture on the red carpet (red stairs).

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