Its view from the inside offers a breathtaking 360° panorama of the old town of The Suquet and the bay with its Lérins islands.
Cannes and its mythical Palais des Festivals
From the outside, one can admire its contemporary and uncluttered architecture. The mirror effect of the glass panels on the eastern facade offers an artistic perspective that photographers are sure to capture.
The ascent of the steps
But let’s face it, as we approach the Palais, what we want to see most of all are the famous steps. These famous 24 steps dressed in red carpet every year in May during the Cannes Film Festival.
If the stars hog them for a few days a year, the rest of the year they take a break for you.
So get your selfies!
And to complete the experience:
The Chemin des étoiles, a real “Walk of Fame” version of Cannes, exhibits 150 stars’ footprints all around the Palais.
What if you made your own footprint too?
- Where is the red carpet?
The red carpet covers the famous steps of the Palais des Festivals. Just go to the front of the Palais to see it.
- How to get there?
The Palace is in the city centre.
- Can I get free access to the steps of the Palais des Festivals ?
Yes, access to the steps of the Palais des Festivals is free. You can climb the steps and take photos. However, please note that access is sometimes impossible during certain events. During the Cannes Film Festival you can see the steps but you cannot climb them.
- Can I take a photo on the red carpet at any time of the year?
Yes, the red carpet covers the steps all year round, not just during the Festival. Note, however, that access is sometimes impossible during certain events. During the Festival, you can see the steps but you can’t climb them.
one Festival can hide another!
Of course, the Palais des Festivals is first and foremost that of the Festival. Intimately linked for more than 75 years, the Palais and the Festival were born and grew up together.
But that’s not all, the Palais des Festivals thrills the public all year round to the sound of live shows and cultural events that bring together enthusiasts from all over the world.
Performing arts, live shows.
Theatre, concerts, comedy, circus… All the performing arts are performed at the Palais.
Indoors on the mythical stage of the Théâtre Louis Lumière or outdoors on the Terrace with a view over the sea and the old town of The Suquet. The Palais concocts a rich, varied and unexpected programme for you.
Festivals and international cultural events
The Palais has more than one festival in its bag! Festivals d’Art Pyrotechnique, Festival de danse, Festival International des jeux…Artists from all over the world meet in Cannes for our greatest pleasure.
Make a date and consult the programme!
Did you know that?
The Palais des Festivals also houses the Tourist Office and the ticket office for all the shows at the Palais.
The Palais hosts more than 50 professional events per year!
Since the emergence of business tourism in the 1960s, the biggest events have come to Cannes: MIPTV, MIPIM, Cannes Lions, Cannes Yachting Festival to name but a few.
Congresses, trade fairs, gala dinners and other professional meetings follow one another at a frenetic pace all year round.
Conventioneers from all over the world do business in the Palais, which is recognised as one of the most competitive on the international scene.