The Film Festival Palace, or Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, was built in 1982 and houses year-round events in Cannes, most notably, the Cannes Film Festival. The prestigious film festival attracts movie stars and the media from around the world. The festival is one of the most prestigious international film events and overtakes the Cannes luxury establishments for two dizzying weeks in May.
The famed palais provides 25,000 square meters for exhibitions as well as many rooms and 18 auditoriums equipped with state of the art sound and lighting. The original Palais was built in 1949, and a new one was built in 1982 in response to the growing popularity of the film festival and the need for business convention space. Now, the Palais is a contemporary building that plays hosts to a variety events besides the film festival, such as the international music trade show MIDEM and the International Television Programme Market.
This tour takes you all the way to Cannes and then back along the coast. The film festival was just getting started when we were there. Monaco was getting ready for the Grand Prix too. This tour mixed modern marvels with medieval towns. You saw allot in one day. We got our money's worth. Did you know that John Wayne had a house on the Riviera?
We had a fantastic day. Perfect combination of stops and places to visit. And our guide was great!!
Great way to see the countryside of the French Riviera. Our tour guide Andreas was so professional and helpful, going above and beyond his role to make sure my trip was a memorable one.
Located on the Boulevard de la Croisette, the legendary Palais des Festivals is a distinctive sand-colored structure. Join the likes of celebrities and climb the famous steps to the palais.