Palais des Festivals et des Congrès
Today Cannes is synonymous with its famed film festival. Each year in May, actors, directors and film lovers descend upon the city for an international celebration of cinema. This great event has been running yearly since 1946, and is especially important for showcasing European films, however filmmakers from across the globe are invited. This is a private event, however if you are staying in Cannes during the festival, you are able to check out the red carpet and experience a city during a time of glamour and fame.
Discover the glitz of the Cannes Film
Festival The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most prestigious and highly publicized film festivals in the world. Each year, film greats and emerging talent ascend the famed red stairs of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès to preview the festival's yearly selection of new films and documentaries from around the world.
Cinéma de la Plage
While the official event is for film professionals only, the general public can enjoy the nightly open-air screenings at the beach cinema, Cinéma de la Plage, or snap pictures of the actors and directors up close on the steps of the Palais at the end of La Croisette street. If you would like to watch the screenings, then the best experience to be had is at Cinéma de la Plage. Located right next to the venue on the beach, you will be given a seat under the stars to watch the films on a large movie screen. Entry is free, however if you would like a seat, you will need to line up early. You can also bring your own towel to sit on instead. Be sure to bring snacks and some wine to make the evening just that little more special. Cannes is the perfect spot for spending enjoyable days and nights in this glamorous seaside town and at the Cannes Film Festival.