The painted walls

A dream cast on the walls of Cannes

The painted walls scattered around the city share the limelight to illustrate mythical scenes and icons of the cinema. You won’t leave Cannes without seeing a few frescoes, at the bend of a confidential alley or a more frequented avenue. From the Croisette to the old town of The Suquet, these works of the 7th Art offer another way of seeing the city. Stroll around freely or discover them accompanied by a local film lover.

The walls have ears… and much more in Cannes! The icons of the cinema are displayed in large-scale murals, true works of art.

In the four corners of the city, on the facades of houses or public buildings, discover about fifteen works bearing the effigy of stars or movie scenes in trompe-l’oeil.

Fresco of Guy de Maupassant and his works in film

As part of its ongoing programme of murals, and as a tribute to the famous writer Guy de Maupassant, Cannes Town Hall is unveiling a 95m2 portrait of the artist in the heart of the Avenue de Grasse district at 28 rue Louis Blanc. The author, in the centre, is framed by illustrations of several of his works that have been shown in films. These include “Bel Ami”, “Boule de Suif”, “La Parure”, “Une Vie” and “Guy de Maupassant”.

The fresco is located directly opposite the Chalet de l’Isère, one of his last residences.


Like an air of “Da ba da ba da, da ba da ba da”!

A legendary scene from French cinema is displayed in monumental format on the façade of the René Goscinny primary schools in Cannes-La Bocca.

Cannes Town Hall is unveiling an 80m2 work of art on one of the façades of the René Goscinny primary school in La Bocca. Located at the intersection of avenue Michel Jourdan and chemin Garibondy, it is visible to all.

On Avenue Michel Jourdan, the fiery kiss exchanged between Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant in Claude Lelouch’s legendary film Un homme et une femme, which won the Palme d’Or at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1967, can be admired in large format on the façade of the René Goscinny primary school.

Large fresco inspired by the film “Taxi Driver”

The Cannes Town Hall has unveiled a 133m2 mural, at 87 Boulevard de la République, inspired by the famous film “Taxi Driver”.

Awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1976, “Taxi Driver” is considered one of the greatest feature films of all time. Directed by Martin Scorsese, it stars Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Ketiel and Cybill Shepherd. Located near the Jules Ferry high school and the Square du Prado, the mural is visible to all. It features Robert De Niro in warm tones.

Tribute to Jean-Paul Belmondo

[New] Cannes City Hall pays tribute to Jean-Paul Belmondo and unveils a gigantic mural in his likeness.

Cannes, an open-air film museum. As part of its ongoing programme of murals and as a tribute to the famous actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, the Cannes Town Hall is unveiling a 170 m2 portrait of the artist in the heart of the Gambetta district at 7 rue Jean Jaurès, a very popular area of the town.

Free discovery of the painted walls

Painted walls can be seen all over the city. Keep your eyes open, look up and you’ll find them here and there.

Afraid to miss one? They are indicated on the map below!

The visit with a passionate greeter

To learn more about the subject and perfect your film culture, take the tour accompanied by René-Pierre, a passionate greeter who will share all his anecdotes! A great way to discover the town and talk to a local. And what’s more, it’s free!