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Palais des Festivals et des Congrès Tours

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Palais des Festivals et des Congrès

The 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.

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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.

Address: Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes 06400, France
Admission: Fees vary depending on events
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Guided Tour in Cannes: History, Glamour & Cinema

Guided Tour in Cannes: History, Glamour & Cinema

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Cannes is a feast for the senses. From a sleepy fishing village to a world-renowned vacation spot full of stars and wannabees. How did this happen? Come listen to all the juicy gossip from the film festival, who did what and who missed out. What did the man in the iron mask and Napoleon end up doing in Cannes? Where are the best restaurants? What are these tasty delights in the markets? Cannes, beautiful and timeless as ever with long beaches as far as the eye can see.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.34
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Cannes E-Bike Guided Tour

Cannes E-Bike Guided Tour

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Explore Cannes with a local on an electric bike. Feel the sea breeze in your hair as you pedal along La Croisette Boulevard with it’s the luxurious hotels, admire the charming restaurants in the old port, or stop to peruse the many high end boutiques and stylish cafes. Spend 2-3 hours exploring one of the French Riviera’s most well known locations with inside tips. Avoid the hassles of driving and see more in less time on an E-bike.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$70.03
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Private Half Day Tour of Cannes, Antibes and Saint Paul de Vence from Nice

Private Half Day Tour of Cannes, Antibes and Saint Paul de Vence from Nice

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See multiple highlights of the French Riviera in a day on this action-packed private tour. By opting for a private tour, you’ll have your guide’s undivided attention and a more personalized experience. Travel in a comfortable vehicle between dispersed sites such as Cannes Film Palace, Golfe-Juan, Antibes, and the medieval village of Saint Paul de Vence.
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  • 4 hours
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$380.08
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From Cannes Port, Private 7 hour customized shore excursion

From Cannes Port, Private 7 hour customized shore excursion

We offer private customized tours to all Côte d'Azur destinations: In Cannes you might like to do as the famous stars and get your picture taken on the famous red carpet. In Nice, capital of the côte d'Azur maybe visit the amazing historical old town with it's famous flower market. Your private driver/guide can also drive you to Monaco where you'll see the prince's Palace and the famous casino of Monte-Carlo. Or go for a stop in beautiful Antibes famous for it's billionaires dock and provincial market. Eze and Saint-Paul are two amazing medieval villages wich are defintely worth your visit. We leave it up to you to decide where you'd like to go, what you'd like to see... Our private tours are family friendly, in case you're traveling with a child we provide baby seats and booster seats. Go for the best way to see the French Riviera in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan with your own private driver/guide. No worries, we guarantee you'll be back in time in the port of Cannes !
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  • 7 hours
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$315.67
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Cannes Segway Small-Group 1 hour Tour including La Croisette

Cannes Segway Small-Group 1 hour Tour including La Croisette

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Discover the glamorous French Riviera town of Cannes on a guided Segway tour. Glide around the sights on a self-balancing Segway, taking in the views along the seafront promenade, exploring the Old Port and La Croisette boulevard, and hopping off to see the site of the Cannes Film Festival and the beautiful Roseraie Gardens.
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  • 1 hour
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Cannes, Antibes & Paul de Vence Private Half-Day Tour

Cannes, Antibes & Paul de Vence Private Half-Day Tour

With this private tour, you will discover the famous Red Carpet Stairs in Cannes. The old Village of Antibes, The Modern Art of the medieval village of St. Paul de Vence and its streets full of history Picasso, Matisse, and Chagall. Discover Cannes, one of the most famous cities in the world. Every year in May, the Film Festival brings together the most prominent celebrities from around the world. Discover the village of Antibes, full of fantastic stories! The famous Provencal market. The Fort Carré built in the sixteenth century. Port of Vauban, known for its billionaire dock, with the largest and most luxurious yachts in the world. Discover the village of St. Paul de Vence, the city of art. A source of inspiration for some of the greatest artists who stayed most of the time at the Colombe d'Or. This tour is limited to a private tour with a private guide.
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  • 4 hours
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French Riviera Panorama Tour- Monaco,Monte Carlo, Eze, Antibes, Cannes

French Riviera Panorama Tour- Monaco,Monte Carlo, Eze, Antibes, Cannes

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Gain an overview of the French Riviera in just one day on this private tour along the coast, calling at Nice, Eze, Monte Carlo, Antibes, and Cannes. Soak up views of the luxurious landscape as you zip between cities via air-conditioned vehicle, stepping out for a more intimate glimpse of picture-perfect landmarks including the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, Monte Carlo Casino, and Cannes’ Festival Palace, and learn more about the region from your personal guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Cannes Vespa Guided Tour

Cannes Vespa Guided Tour

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Discover Cannes on a two-hour guided Vespa tour. Motor through Le Suquet Cannes’ charming old town, admire the grand hotels along La Croisette Boulevard, Visit Palm Beach and the Festival Palace, and stop along the way at suggested café’s for an espresso if you choose. Your local guide knows the city well, and can recommend scenic routes and ideal stops for great views and photos. Avoid the stress of navigating a foreign city, and get the most out of your tour with an insider
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cannes Shore Excursion: Private Tour of the French Riviera

Cannes Shore Excursion: Private Tour of the French Riviera

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With just one day in port in Cannes, use your time to take in the highlights of the French Riviera. On this private shore excursion, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and customize your tour, spending longer at the sights that interest you most. Stop at villages including Eze, La Turbie, Antibes, and Saint-Paul-de-Vence; cross the border to Monaco to see the Prince’s Palace, Monte Carlo Casino, and the Formula 1 track; and stop at the Palais des Festivals and La Croisette in Cannes.
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  • 8 hours
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$747.27
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Cannes Private Walking Tour

Cannes Private Walking Tour

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Gain a personalized impression of Cannes on this private walking tour, customizable to suit your interests and preferences. Hear illuminating anecdotes with a touch of history as you stroll the city’s pretty streets with your guide, calling at sights such as Le Suquet, the Eglise Notre Dame d'Esperance, or the Palais des Festivals.
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  • 2 hours
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$322.50
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Photographic tour of Cannes with a Local

Photographic tour of Cannes with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Come with me to discover the city of Cannes through your camera lens! Join me on this short city walk for this unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and to take stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from The Suquet to the Croisette. While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Cannes you will also get discover local spots and hidden gems that your typical tourist tour won’t show you. Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Cannes and all the unique beauty it has to offer! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures! You shouldn't leave without having captured the view from the church of good esperance!
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  • 2 hours
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Historical Walk through Cannes with a Local

Historical Walk through Cannes with a Local

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  • 2 hours
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$75.96
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The Instagrammable Places of Cannes with a Local

The Instagrammable Places of Cannes with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. If you want to spice up your instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels, then you are at the right place! Let me show you the most beautiful and impressive spots in Cannes and guide you with some useful tips to take good pictures from your phone or camera! Of course while strolling through the city and taking photos of the most unique places (like the church Notre-Dame de l’Ésperance) you will also get to know more about Cannes and learn about its secrets from a local’s perspective. Join me on this adventure to give your insta feed an upgrade. Make sure you don’t book this experience too late, as you don’t want to miss the golden hour!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$39.17
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Discover Cannes in 60 Minutes with a Local

Discover Cannes in 60 Minutes with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Cannes? Challenge accepted! Discover Cannes during a short but sweet excursion, in which you will learn the most interesting facts about the city, the local lifestyle and the modern transformation of the city. We will meet at the tourism office and go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Cannes special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour
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$32.05
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Best of Riviera Tour: Coastal Day trip from Antibes (Nice, Monaco, Cannes)

Best of Riviera Tour: Coastal Day trip from Antibes (Nice, Monaco, Cannes)

Be greeted with a friendly smile and discover the French Riviera with a local guide, who will be happy to to take you on a private tour. This full day trip is the perfect shore excursion to discover what the region has to offer. You will be met at the cruise terminal in Cannes and then head off to explore the coast by private passenger van. The highlights of this tour are Cannes, Cap d’Antibes, Antibes, Nice, Eze, Monaco and Monte Carlo. The tour is completely customisable and limited to 8 passengers ensuring you enjoy the personal touch from our experienced, local guides.
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  • 7 hours
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$712.65
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CannesVisiTour, Discovery: 1 Hour

CannesVisiTour, Discovery: 1 Hour

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To do with family from 12 years or between friends. The unusual activity, ecological, and very fun, is the opportunity to discover in 1H the essence of Cannes on ultra-compact urban gyropods.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.66
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CannesVisiTour, Grand Tour: 2 Hours

CannesVisiTour, Grand Tour: 2 Hours

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Unusual activity, ecological, and very fun to do with family from 12 years or friends. On ultra-compact urban skylines, this is the opportunity to explore in 2H the wealth of Cannes, both authentic and modern.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.43
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Cannes Shore Excursion: French Riviera Private Tour of Nice - Eze - Monaco - Monte Carlo

Cannes Shore Excursion: French Riviera Private Tour of Nice - Eze - Monaco - Monte Carlo

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Explore some of the top destinations on the French Riviera during your time in port with a shore excursion to three different locations. You'll see the Promenade des Anglais in Nice; admire the medieval architecture of Eze; and discover the grand sights of Monaco and Monte-Carlo. Please note, any entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$789.15
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Private Tour Antibes, Vence & Saint Paul de Vence from Cannes

Private Tour Antibes, Vence & Saint Paul de Vence from Cannes

Deluxury A/C minivan with bilingual guide-driver, very well knowing the area ! Possibility to choose the number & the lenght of your stop or to change your itinerary as second your point of interest, just ask to your driver : - ) This tour is basically proposed in English & French Other language : Turkish, Spanish, Italian, are ON REQUEST ONLY !
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$723.52
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Provence Tour

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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$991.70
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Cannes Antibes St-Paul-de-Vence Half-Day from Cannes Small Group Shoreexcursion

Cannes Antibes St-Paul-de-Vence Half-Day from Cannes Small Group Shoreexcursion

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When your cruise ship docks in Cannes, explore gems of the French Riviera on a half-day shore excursion to the villages of Antibes and St-Paul-de-Vence. Start off with a drive along Cannes’ palm-lined Boulevard de la Croisette and past the home of the International Film Festival, and then continue along the stunning coastal roads of the Côte d’Azur. Ogle luxury yachts in Antibes’ Billionaire’s Quay, and wander the artistic cobblestone streets of St-Paul-de-Vence. Group size is limited to eight for a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.28
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The best French Riviera Full-Day from Cannes Small-Group Shore Excursion

The best French Riviera Full-Day from Cannes Small-Group Shore Excursion

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Make the most of your time at port with this diverse full-day shore excursion that takes you to highlights of the French Riviera. See the Cannes Film Festival venue, ogle luxury yachts at the Billionaire’s Quay in Antibes, stroll the medieval streets of St-Paul-de-Vence and test your nose at the Fragonard perfumery in Eze. Cross the border into Monaco to visit the high-rolling casinos of Monte Carlo, the Prince’s Palace and the Formula One Grand Prix circuit. Numbers are limited to eight people for a personalized small-group experience.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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