Les marches du Palais

an emblematic venue for your events
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Les marches du Palais that have become mythical thanks to the Festival give access to the famous Auditorium Louis Lumière. Photographed by the world to immortalize the stars of the Red Carpet, we gladly take our turn posing for a souvenir photo when the coast is clear.

And while these famous steps are known for their red carpet, it’s entirely possible to customize them to an entirely different specification and thus make any event an exceptional moment.


Les marches du Palais

the red carpet myth

Made famous by the Festival for over 76 years, the red-carpeted steps every May inevitably refer to the film stars and other celebrities who come to attend the festivities. Photographers’ flashes immortalize them year after year, contributing to their notoriety.

see and be seen

Les marches du Palais, made up of 24 steps lead up to the famous Auditorium Louis Lumière and offer a lovely view of the nearby Mediterranean Sea. Accessible from the Pompidou forecourt opposite the building, they are reserved for stars and lucky holders of the famous sesame during the Festival, but remain open to the general public outside events for a souvenir selfie. No visit to Cannes is complete without a detour down the mythical steps of le Palais des Festivals!

Your event

becomes unique

A style for every event. Like a chameleon, the marches adapt to the look of each event. From the red carpet of the Festival to the pink carpet of Canneseries, all colors and styles are permitted. Equipped also withsound and light, the steps offer numerous customization possibilities to meet the wildest projects. Want to make a lasting impression? Make your event unforgettable? The steps are waiting for you.

Access to le palais

In the heart of the city, le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is easily accessible on foot and by road. It is well signposted and close to all amenities, hotels, restaurants and shops.

Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes

1 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes


On site

Bus station

2 min. walk

Railway station

10 min walk


5 km away