Palais des Festivals et des Congrès

Cannes
Provence Côte d'Azur
Attractions and places of interest
Entertainment and Leisure

Famous for hosting the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival, the Palais des Festivals sits on the east side of the Old Port in Cannes. The festival is held annually in May but if you can't make it then, you can still take a tour of the building to discover the 3 large auditoriums, a number of conference halls, a night club and even a restaurant where the A-list stars spend their time at the festival. 

 

Nearby attractions

Running parallel to the Cannes shoreline, La Croisette is a popular promenade lined with famous international designer brands including Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Valentino and Cartier.

Just a 15 minute boat trip from Cannes, the Île Ste-Marguerite is an island that is just off the coast and is home to the Fort Royal, where the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask is said to have been held.

With collections showcasing works by Raffaelli, Monet and Renoir, as well as sculptures by Rude and Rodin, the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nice is well worth a visit.

Explore the beauty of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the Train des Merveilles. Taking you up through the Roya- Bévéra valley and the Mercantour National Park, this tourist train travels through the Vallée des...

Places to visit nearby

Cannes in Provence Côte d'Azur is a stylish city, famous for the Cannes Film Festival, that sits on France's sunny south coast.

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St Tropez in Provence Côte d'Azur is a sophisticated resort that is popular with the European and American jet set.