Le Palais des Festivals de Cannes et son célèbre tapis rougeLe Palais des Festivals de Cannes et son célèbre tapis rouge
©Le Palais des Festivals de Cannes et son célèbre tapis rouge|©HerveFABRE-Photographies

Cannes and its mythical Palais des Festivals

But what would Cannes be without the Palais des Festivals? And vice versa, you might ask?

If the two go hand in hand, you can’t come to Cannes without setting foot on one of the 24 most famous steps in the world! It has many other surprises in store.

A rich and eclectic cultural programme animates the place all year round and welcomes the public in its mythical setting.

It is also a major venue for professional meetings where the greatest challenges of tomorrow are decided, with the arrival of international events for over 60 years.

All roads lead to the

Palais des Festivals

Ideally located in the heart of the city, you can’t visit Cannes without seeing the Palais des Festivals!

At the junction of the Croisette and the Old Port, it stands out like a ship in the Cannes landscape.

Its view from the inside offers a breathtaking 360° panorama of the old town of The Suquet and the bay with its Lérins islands.

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?

Do you have any questions?
At the Palais des Festivals

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.

Did you know that?

The Palais des Festivals also houses the Tourist Office and the ticket office for all the shows at the Palais.

Good to know

The Palais is accessible to the disabled.

The Palais des Festivals is also a

congress centre

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: 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.

Di you know that ?

First major convention center to opt for the status of “company with a mission“, the Palais deploys its reason for being “Welcoming the world sustainably” around three objectives : Connecting the world, Taking care of people and the environment, Revealing talents.

Today, the Palais is certified ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 18788 (Safety and Security) since 2019 and ISO 20121 (Responsible Event Management) since 2022.

Our CSR-CSR policy sets out our missions, principles, values and priority issues.