“I am delighted and proud that Cannes has been voted “World’s Best Festivals and Events Destination” at the World Travel Awards. This historic double recognizes the hard work, talent and energy of the people of Cannes who work every day to ensure the success of the events and cultural sector. This award is also the fruit of the massive investments made each year by the city to improve the quality of life of its residents and welcome visitors.
With 140 world-renowned events to be hosted and organized at le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in 2022, including the Cannes Film Festival, MIPIM and Cannes Lions, Cannes plays a key role in France’s attractiveness. This title is thus a true recognition of French know-how and places Cannes and France as a must-see global destination for festivals and events. Long live Cannes!”
David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes