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Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes

1 boulevard de la Croisette, 06414 Cannes, France
+33 4 92 99 84 00
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average30%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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1 boulevard de la Croisette, 06414 Cannes, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This sits in the heart of Cannes and tourists/cruise ship folks line up galore to take pictures of themselves on the tired red carpet. It’s fine if it’s something you’ve hard your heart set on, but when I got there and saw all the people...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our stay on the Cote d'Azur we decided to spend a day in Cannes mainly to see the coastline and the location of the famous Cannes Film Festival. Our son is a film major at the University and this was a must see. The...More

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Cannes_OT, Conseillère en séjour at Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jamie, We thank you for the interest you show in our destination. We hope you’ve enjoyed nice visits and that you’ve spent a nice stay in our city.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Too many people around, though the atmosphere was so good, lots of beautiful people around - a really big thing

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Cannes_OT, Conseillère en séjour at Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Carolina, We hope you have appreciated you stay in Cannes and that we will have the pleasure to welcome you again shortly.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What was that? Famous place looked so poor...and dirty...Nothing to do there. Numerous tourists taking photoes on “red”(dirty) carpet. Save your time. Not recommended.

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Cannes_OT, Conseillère en séjour at Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry that your impression of Palais des Festivals did not meet up with your expectations. We hope you had a pleasant time in Cannes though and we hope to welcome you again soon.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

It seems tourists flock to this place to take a picture on the red carpet and in front of the building which houses the Cannes Film Festival. You see it on magazines and on tv but in person the building looks pretty bland and boring....More

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Cannes_OT, Conseillère en séjour at Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are sorry that your impression of Palais des Festivals did not meet up with your expectations. We hope you had a pleasant time in Cannes though and we hope to welcome you again soon.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

We were told locals call it the bunker because of the way it looks and because during the main events, it’s almost impossible to get in to. I’m sure there are people who like the way it looks. I am not one of them but...More

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Cannes_OT, Conseillère en séjour at Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

We appreciate you have shared your experience. We hope that in the future we may have a further opportunity of welcoming you back

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

There is no easy way to say the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is anything other than a rather ugly modern building at the east end of La Croisette. When the new British-designed building was inaugurated in 1983, for the main events of the...More

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Cannes_OT, Conseillère en séjour at Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to write this comment. We are sorry that Palais des Festivals did not meet your expectations. We hope to see uoi again in Cannes.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

CONS: 1) Too crowded; 2) Hotels HORRIBLY expensive 3) Cheap hotels HORRIBLY loud and terrible - lousy European hotels 4) Cannes Film Market is just Chinese buyers and they want NOTHING to do with you unless you're a studio 5) Go to the American Film...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The building is ugly, and without the big events the area is really worth nothing. We were told by locals not to spend our time there, and they were right!

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

went here for the canne filmfestival, you will find a big red carpet, a lot of tourist and fans and celebrities and black limousines. very crowded when filmfestival is on, but still something you need to see once in a lifetime. you might even get...More

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Cannes_OT, Conseillère en séjour at Palais des Festivals et des Congres of Cannes, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

We hope you have appreciated you stay in Cannes and that we will have the pleasure to welcome you again shortly

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Response from Ryanti20 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about that, because I'm attending different event, not the film festival
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