The Palais des Festivals is a massive Cannes convention center that is home to the famous Cannes Movie Festival. The aptly named venue is, in many regards, a royal place for festivals and conferences and boasts a capacity of 35,000 square meters with 18 auditoriums and abundant other spaces.

Such adequate capacity allows the venue to host the International Movie Market for those in the movie profession, as well as the delightful Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. A visitor’s enjoyment of this exhibition arena is not limited to the conventions hosted within, as the building itself is an architectural wonder that pleases the eyes.

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What are the highlights of Palais des Festivals in Cannes?

The Palais des Festivals hosts one of the most famed movie festivals in the entire world each year. For over 70 years, the Cannes Movie Festival has mesmerized star-studded audiences with the best of what artistic expressions of movie have to offer.

Each May, filmmakers and celebrities from around the globe gather at the Palais des Festivals to view the latest and greatest international, independent and potential blockbuster movies. The coveted Palme d'Or is only awarded the one deserving of the highest prize at the annual festival, and for many, it marks the achievement of a lifetime.

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What else is good to know about Palais des Festivals in Cannes?

Palais des Festivals is more than just a convention center. Travelers to Cannes are almost guaranteed to find a source of entertainment throughout the year, whether that is an artistic appreciation of the dark-blue glass panels that resemble a deep ocean excursion or the year-round digital television studio, the Hi5 Studio.

For a few euros, you can take a guided tour of the palace that lasts a total of 1 hour. While the building itself is accessible, the tour takes you through the whole building, and there are many steps along the way. The guided tour is open to groups of 5 or more.

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Palais des Festivals in Cannes

Location: Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, 1 Bd de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France

Open: 24/7

Phone: +33 4 92 99 8400