Cannes: A Heaven for Events

Cannes: A Heaven for Events

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Popular with many industries (film, music, pharmaceuticals, communication, real estate, fashion, etc.), Cannes combines the glamour of its world-renowned Croisette and Palais des Festivals with the authentic flavor of a small Provençal village. A wide variety of entertainment is within walking distance: 200 restaurants, 26 beaches, 19 nightclubs and lounges and 3 casinos. You have a choice of 248 locations for evening events and team-building activities such sailing and water sports, motor sports, nature workshops, cooking and more. Our 120 hotels range from palaces to three and four-star contemporary or boutique hotels. Cannes can be conveniently reached in just 30 minutes from the Nice International Airport.

If this is not enough, the city organizes events all year around. This summer, Cannes will sizzle with the Festival of Pyrotechnic Art and dance to the various sounds of classical, jazz, flamenco, electro or DJ concerts. The sea will take over in the fall with the International Yachting Festival and the Royal Regattas unless you prefer the Cannes Golf Classic for the two-player team. The first Nice-Cannes marathon will take place in November and the Cross-to-the (Lerins) Islands in December. We will start 2009 with the popular Shopping Festival while many other festivals will follow during the course of the year.

Whether you are planning an incentive, a convention or a company meeting, the Palais des Festivals, along with the hotels and DMCs, will be happy to work with you behind the scenes and make your event exceptional. A new event-planning brochure and DVD will soon be available from the Cannes Convention. To request the Heaven for Events catalogue, please contact Cannes’ newly appointed US representative, Veronique Amato at cannes@franceguide.com.

For additional information on booking your event in Cannes, check www.palaisdesfestivals.com