Cannes Film Festival

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

    © Canal + / Xavier Lahache

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

    © Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes/PERREARD

  • Jury members of the 65th Cannes Film Festival

    © AFP Photo / Alberto Pizzoli

  • Cannes Film Festival

    © Festival de Cannes

  • Cannes Film Festival

    © Festival de Cannes


    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.


    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?
  • © 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.
  • © Maison Lavau

    The Lavau winery offers patrons an original way to discover the spark that makes southern Côtes du Rhône wines so special (i.e. the blending of several varieties). 
  • © Cairanne

    Enjoy a fun course that will help you explore the world of wine.
  • © ChateauSaintMaurice

    Château Saint Maurice was for many years home to monks who used to grow lavender, fruit, olives and grapes.
  • © @Carafes en Folie

    If gastronomy, regional scents, and wine tasting are your thing, then head to Tournon-sur-Rhone in the Ardèche region and pay a visit to the Carafes en Folie wine bar, with its cosy atmosphere

Point of interest