Getting to and around le Palais

A place at the center of the map
©Croisette|SEMEC - Hervé Fabre

It couldn’t be more conveniently located! Le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is located at the start of the famous Croisette in Cannes, on the shores of the Mediterranean, in the heart of the city. The white, glass-roofed building is easy to access for event organizers and the general public alike. Everything is close at hand. A real luxury.

Le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès

Everything within easy reach

With its location right in the heart of the global village of Cannes, le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès has a knack for being the very practical kind. The view from le Palais is breathtaking! Facing the îles de Lérins, it offers rooms and terrasses that combine business and pleasure.

There’s no need to take public transport, let alone the car. Once on site (underground parking is available if you have a vehicle), it’s all a matter of (tiny) walking. The hotels, restaurants and shopping streets are all in the immediate vicinity. We recommend the rue d’Antibes, famous for its concentration of boutiques, or the historic and coquettish Suquet.

La Croisette, which is about to get a facelift, collects grand luxury hotels and long beaches of fine sand. Opposite le Palais, too, the Allées de la Liberté are ideal for a drink. They have recently been embellished and planted with greenery. There’s plenty to do for a change of scenery, a break between meetings or to enjoy the panorama before and after a show.

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Carpooling to le Palais?

If you have to come by road, le Palais des Festivals encourages you to carpool. For example by using the BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus platforms.

Cannes is linked to all major European cities by the autoroute A8 “La Provençale”

  • exit n°43 Cannes La Bocca or exit Mougins/Cannes coming from Aix-en-Provence to the west and Italy to the east
  • exit n°42 Grasse / Cannes-centre – Le Cannet / Mougins. In this case, take the direction Cannes-Centre / Le Cannet as far as le Palais des Festivals.

Some examples of mileage distances: Paris 950 km – Milan 320 km – Geneva 630 km – Barcelona 670 km – Rome 710 km – Munich 810 km – Brussels 1220 km – Amsterdam 1400 km.

You can also take the opportunity to test the route Napoléon (N85) from Golfe-Juan (it’s next to Cannes) to Grenoble. This route retraces the Emperor’s historic journey on his return from the Île d’Elbe in 1815.

The access by the seaside is also very easy via the D6098 to le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.

Getting to Cannes easily by train

The city of Cannes and itsmodern train station are widely served by TGV, Corail and express trains, which connect them to all French regions and Europe’s biggest cities. Trains arrive within a six-minute walk (we timed it!) of le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. More info on Ouigo or SNCF Connect

Some examples of journey times: Cannes/Toulon (1h15) – Cannes/Marseille (2h) – Cannes/Aix en Provence (3h15) – Cannes/Lyon (4h) and Cannes/Paris (5h15).

If you want to enjoy the beauty of the landscape, know that the TER allows you to cover the whole region from Saint-Raphaël to Monaco, via Antibes, Biot, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer. More info at

Flying in from all over the world

Two airports serve the city of Cannes. Located less than 30 km from la Croisette, Nice-Côte d’Azur is the second largest airport in France after Paris. Shuttle buses run from the airport to Cannes in around 45 minutes (via the freeway): departures from the airport from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from Cannes from 7 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

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As France’s second-large airport for business aviation after Paris-le Bourget, the aéroport de Cannes-Mandelieu is an ideal way to reach Cannes from Europe’s major metropolises. Located between the Estérel massif and the Bay of Cannes, 15 minutes from le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, it offers an exceptional gateway to the city and its region. Cabs, rental cars and public transport (notably the A Palm Express line) are available to take you to le Palais.