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Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes

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Address: 1 boulevard de la Croisette, 06414 Cannes, France
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+33 4 92 99 84 00
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The Cannes Palais des Festivals et des Congres benefits from an exceptional...

The Cannes Palais des Festivals et des Congres benefits from an exceptional location, by the sea, in the heart of the city.

Each year, it hosts over 50 international trade events and 300,000 delegates, making Cannes the second most popular business tourism destination in France.

The Palais is the first worldwide Convention Centre to boast 4 ISO certifications (9001 Quality, 14001 Environment, OHSAS18001 Health & Safety and 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility).

The Palais is also a major cultural centre which offers two cultural seasons "summer in Cannes" and "Going out in Cannes" and famous international Festivals such as the International Festival of Pyrotechnic Art, Musical Nights at Suquet, Jazz at Domergue, the International Games Festival, the Festival of Russian Art, Cannes Pantiero, Cannes Shopping Festival...

Theatre, dance, concerts and various performing arts such as opera or magic: all audiences and any generation can find what they seek in Cannes.

The tourist office organizes guided tours of the Palais des Festivals et des Congres.

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Needs to be renovated

It is time to renovate this famous place. Old looking style and decoration. I know it is all about to entice people to come Cannes :)

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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istanbul
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is time to renovate this famous place. Old looking style and decoration. I know it is all about to entice people to come Cannes :)

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Mainz, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has a glamorous reputation, being the venue of the Cannes Film Festival. As a conference centre it is at most average, though. Signage is poor and orientation difficult. The view of the sea is great, though. Well, at least an additional benefit you don't often get. The seating in the cinema-like lecture halls is great and the conference... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Attended a large conference so clearly different experience than going there for a performance or the Music Festival. Decent place, but be careful when you are taller than the average Frenchman (>170cm?) as your legs will hardly fit and will cramp up when you have to sit there for a few hours...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Stopped by this nice small landmark to take some photos. Would be full of excitement at the festival.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My friend took lovely pictures of me on the famous red carpet staits (although there was no red carpet). I think it would make more sense to visit it if there was an actual event.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The place looks much more bigger and grand in TV. Its a great walk along the beach to reach this palais.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The building is well-known as a main site of the Cannes Film Festival. It was built in the 1979, designed by architects Hubert Bennett and Francois Druet, at the location of the old casino near the old port and at the end of the Croisette. It is a nice place to take some photos and have a great fun.

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Thank Borzov
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

It was really fun. Good for taking pictures and acting silly. Worth visiting. I had lot of fun. I recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Visiting the Palais des Festival was a great treat, this glorious place reminds you of all the great movies and those who worked hard to make it happens, in adition to that you get to see the hands and the name of all those who were nominated there carved on the ground, intersting to see all these names ornamenting the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Cannes has defined itself in the post war years as a host for events. Of course, there is the Film Festival, commemorated by the handprints of stars, but this facility hosts, TV, design and other events. The desirable location and climate make it a desirable place to hold meetings and fetes.

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