Palais events

a unique concentrate
Fireworks by Pyrovision (Austria) at the Festival d'Art Pyrotechnique de Cannes 2010 (Photo by Eric Dervaux)Fireworks by the company Pyrovision (Austria) at the Festival d'Art Pyrotechnique de Cannes 2010(Photo by Eric Dervaux)
©Fireworks by the company Pyrovision (Austria) at the Festival d'Art Pyrotechnique de Cannes 2010(Photo by Eric Dervaux)|Eric Dervaux

Le Palais and its events represent Cannes’ economic and cultural standard, le Palais has resources and ideas to spare! At the heart of the famous Croisette, le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is constantly creating events on the Côte d’Azur. The site, which has been constantly renewing itself since its creation in 1983, hosts the biggest festivals and trade shows renowned the world over. It also organizes, with the City of Cannes, shows and cultural events accessible to everyone. Since 2022, le Palais has been much more than a convention center. It has concretized its commitment to society by becoming a societé à missionwith this puropose “The (he)art of sustainable hospitality”. In a word, to take care of people and the planet.

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voted best destination in the world

It is with immense pride that Cannes has been crowned the world’s best destination in the “festivals & events” category at the prestigious World Travel Awards. This international recognition testifies to Cannes’ unwavering commitment to offering an exceptional experience to visitors from all over the world, as a prime location for festivals and cultural events.

World-renowned festivals such as the Festival de Cannes, Canneseries and the MIDEM have contributed to Cannes’ reputation as a must-see destination for lovers of film, music and culture. This prestigious distinction confirms Cannes’ unrivalled status as the world’s leading festival and event destination, and inspires admiration for its relentless efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences.

Trade shows and festivals

a shared history

The very many BtoB professional events held in Cannes have shaped the history of le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. The common destiny of these events and of the structure that hosts them, pushes everyone to listen to each other, to renew and adapt. In short, to trust each other in order to move forward.

Eras pass, conventions remain. Better still, they evolve. Many salons and festivals have become emblematic of this very close collaboration between organizers and le Palais.

In the image of the unmissable Cannes Festival and its Film Market, MIPIM, Tax Free World Exhibition, Cannes Lions or MIPCOM…

More800Meuros in economic benefits
per year
professionals per year
More10Kjobs generated (direct and indirect)
per year

Cultural events


Le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès and the City of Cannes also offer prestigious events open to all (not just professionals) such as the NRJ Music Awards. The in-house aim is to give the general public access to the mythical spaces of the famous building to attend concerts, discover exceptional choreography, a circus show or various artistic animations.

Le Palais and the city don’t just invite headliners or up-and-coming talents to the stage. They also create events that have become part of the Côte d’Azur’s cultural heritage over the years. These include the Festival international des Jeux, the Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique, the Festival de Danse or the joyously pop and colorful CannesSeries festival.

Outside the walls

du Palais

Events at the City of Cannes and le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès know how to open up beyond the house walls. They love to look elsewhere!

Cannes has multiple atouts to host events. Les Plages Électroniques, for example, plunges its feet into the Mediterranean. The esplanade du Palais and its outdoor terrasse, as well as the Gare Maritime, several of the town’s districts and the splendid Lérins Islands, provide ideal backdrops.

At Cannes, anything is possible. There’s only one (tiny) limit: the sea and the mountains!

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