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Cannes Film Festival

From May 11, 2016 to May 22, 2016
  • Cannes Film Festival

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  • Red carpet on the stairs of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes

    © Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes/PERREARD

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  • Jury members of the 65th Cannes Film Festival

    © AFP Photo / Alberto Pizzoli

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  • Cannes Film Festival

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    The essential film festival.

    The Cannes Film Festival is one of the essential events for the film industry, attended by prestigious directors and actors as well as up-and-coming film professionals who have yet to make their mark.

    Probably the most famous film festival in the world, Cannes was first held after the Second World War, in 1946. Memorable moments from the Festival archives include Roberto Benigni throwing his arms around the members of the jury in a rather exuberant display of joy after winning the Golden Palm for Life is Beautiful in 1998, and Björk's rather unusual choice of gown after her memorable performance in Dancer in the Dark, 2000.

    This year, the festival will again sweep us up in the wave of emotions through the work of the year's most brilliant directors.

    Address

    Palais des festivals et des congrès de Cannes
    Boulevard de la Croisette
    06400 Cannes

     

Things to see

  • © Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes/AJURIA

    Cannes enjoys an international reputation. It has welcomed the great and good of this world for nearly two centuries. It is also home to the most famous film festival. But what do we really know about the city?
  • © Ville de Nice

    Visit the capital of French Riviera, place of history, culture, art, creation, events, leisure, nature, mildness and flavours and between the sea and the mountains.
  • © C. Duranti

    In the South of France, between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, sits a region of light and vibrant colour. Just three hours by TGV from Paris: the sky is azure and the sun shines. You are in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur: here, the sea is at your feet and the Alpine peaks a mere few hours away by car.
  • © C. Duranti

    In the South of France, between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, sits a region of light and vibrant colour. Just three hours by TGV from Paris: the sky is azure and the sun shines. You are in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur: here, the sea is at your feet and the Alpine peaks a mere few hours away by car.
  • © Ville de Marseille

    Marseille, the dynamic, modern Phocaean city, rich of an exceptional heritage, is the Mediterranean metropolis where life is enjoyable.
  • © Ville de Marseille

    Marseille, the dynamic, modern Phocaean city, rich of an exceptional heritage, is the Mediterranean metropolis where life is enjoyable.
  • © Cairanne

    Enjoy a fun course that will help you explore the world of wine.
  • © ATC-S. Alessandri

    Lying 200 kilometres from the French Riviera, Corsica is almost in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Its landscapes, monuments and beautiful beaches, make this island an ideal destination for walking on the GR20, relaxing, and discovering the age-old heritage and traditions associated with the Corsican way of life.
  • © Atout France/Fabrice Milochau

    Nature reigns supreme in the Ardèche.

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