Palais des Festivals et des Congrès of Cannes

Palais des Festivals et des Congrès of Cannes

Palais des Festivals et des Congrès of Cannes
3.5
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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About
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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Djordje M
Belgrade, Serbia889 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Everybody writes about it, when you mention to visit Cannes. For us, this red carpet, and handprints was total waste of time.
It looks pretty poor, building itself is like comunist arena or something, and for us Cannes is really very nice place and has to offer way better things than this.
Written October 28, 2022
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Anders Spegel
Gothenburg, Sweden145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Really great place , very organized. there are lack of chairs to rest or just sit down but since was film festival maybe they had of security reason removed the chairs .
Written March 31, 2020
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Traveler-from-USA
Pennsylvania127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
May 2012 we sailed on the NCL Epic from Barcelona, Naples, Rome, Pisa, Cannes, Marseilles, and back to Barcelona. The Port at Cannes is right in the downtown area. We rode tenders to the pier and spent the day walking around the town. The Cannes film festival was going on while we were there making it very crowded and busy. It was a nice port not to take a Shore Excursion at and to just spend the day exploring the town. We felt very safe just walking around on our own. If you get off at the pier and walk toward the city and bear to the right along the bayfront and follow the first main road you come to that runs parell to the shore you will run into the red carpet and the front of the building they hold the Film Festival in. It is just a few blocks from the pier. If you get off at the pier and walk away from the water you come to the marina portion of the waterfront that has many boats docked there. If you walk a few more blocks away from the water watch for a narrow alleyway lined with shops. It runs for many blocks to the right and is lined with shops and diners and the narrow road/alley is closed to vehicle traffic. It is a good place to shop/eat. Also near the Film Festival is a Tourist office. Nearby there you can go on a small trolly/train ride through the town that points out hightlights. We did not do this but would the next time. It offered two tours each 20 minutes long. You could take both for about 15 euros. Cannes was a very nice port that we will visit again someday.
Written May 28, 2012
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Bahram A
Nordby, Norway21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
If you are in Cannes you must come here, its clean with big parking lot and sandy beach a few meter away. its clean and quiet.
I was in Nice the day before and I liked Cannes better, much cleaner and better beach.
Written July 21, 2017
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We appreciate you have shared the interest you have in our destination. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back.
Written July 28, 2017
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Marco
Quebec City, Canada1,867 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
We were there on May 2014 during the Festival de Cannes.

A lot of people, not much to do!

Don't waste your time there just to see a red carpet.
Written June 14, 2014
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carol186273
Brighton, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
Transport around the French Riviera is brilliant. We took trips most days by local bus and by train. The local buses are 1.5 Euros for a single journey -- whether two stops or Nice airport to Cannes (one and a half hours). We also went to Ventimiglia on the Italian Riviera on a double deck electric train. The journey through the mountains was a treat in itself. One word of warning - the railway station in Cannes is being completely re-built and is like a chaotic building site. It is best to take your time and get tickets the day before and sort out where the platform etc is.
We spent a week based in Cannes in Oct. We enjoyed it a lot and found it a very diverse city. The front with the Palais des Festivals and the huge Gucci and Chanel shops and the million pound plus yachts was just like the movies. Around the bay to the East was a sailing, boating area with bars and restaurants. Around the bay to the West was the old Medieval town with lots of historic interest. Inland (the other side of the railway tracks!!) was where the locals lived with North African restaurants and little parks with boules players and typically French corner bars with a few seats on the pavement. We were staying inland as the prices by the front are very high. We would definately go again.
Written November 1, 2013
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PG
Cologne, Germany80 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
Although it was not festival time, we visited the place for some photo op. The weather wasn't too great, so ended up not enjoying the walk as much as we liked, but still were happy to have visited the place.
Written October 30, 2012
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Kaushik G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Famous for its film festival, this beach side town is home to wealthy Europeans during winters. Many good hotels, pubs & eateries available and the evenings are enjoyable with good music/dance.
Written February 12, 2020
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We hope you have appreciated you stay in Cannes and that we will have the pleasure to welcome you again shortly We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back.
Written March 11, 2020
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SavannahLady2010
Paris, France217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
There are more interesting places to visit in Cannes. Not much to do and the casino - with options like Monte Carlo - make this a place lower on the list to visit, I think.
Written December 26, 2019
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constantingm
Chicago, IL236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Great locations and views. They are very well organized and we had a great convention for ILTM this year.
Written December 4, 2019
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