Key Info

  • 130 hotels, from 2* to 5*
  • 8 000 rooms all at walking distance from the Congress Center
  • Located by the Mediterranean Sea at only 27km from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, Cannes is both a lifestyle and a business destination with its famous Palais des Festivals et des Congrès equipped with latest technologies.


  • By Plane
    • Nice Cote d'Azur International Airport
      • 27km from Cannes
      • Regular Bus service every 30 minutes
    • Cannes Mandelieu Business Airport 5 minutes from downtown
  • By Helicopter
    • Helistation next to the Palais des Festivals et des Congres
      • You are at 10 min from Nice/20 min from St Tropez
  • By Train
    • International trains and French TGV
  • By Car
    • Via the Esterel A8 expressway

Q: What makes Cannes a top choice for business travel?

A: The beauty of Cannes lies in the fact that it is a walking city that can be privatized for your event and offers its visitors a very intimate experience. Our slogan, "Cannes is Yours" is definitely our main message, as the city's relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere makes everyone feel at home, no matter where in the world they may be traveling from: 35 countries or 104 destinations connected to the Nice Airport (16 miles away) by 57 airlines. Cannes may be a small city, but its welcoming 8,000 hotel rooms spread throughout 130 hotels and residences (with only a few minutes’ walk between the 5-star hotels located on the famous beachfront, Boulevard de la Croisette as well as the Palais des Festivals et des Congres) make it a top business destination for several international events.

Q: What is your advice for planning a successful event in Cannes?

A: Our city collaborates closely with our hospitality partners - from hotels to DMCs, catering partners or remarkable, historic venues for special events, we are there to guarantee a memorable experience to your delegates. Our advice for any meeting planner is to contact our team in Cannes directly. We will then provide you with a dedicated member who will help you to organize your entire event. They will be your permanent guide for all your meeting planning queries.

Q: Cannes is mostly known for its film festival, but is the destination only about glamour?

A: Cannes is well known for its Film Festival because it is the most covered event worldwide after the Olympic Games and the Soccer World Cup – these events take place every four years, whereas the Cannes Film Festival takes place every year.

But the city goes beyond film and glamour; we are a walking-distance seaside (yet very close to the mountains) destination with various amenities for both business and leisure travel. Our connectivity with the world (through air, train and cruise stop overs) means that we attract a large panel of tourists. Our business season runs throughout the year. We can, and have hosted summits, exhibitions, trade fairs, conferences and seminars for up to 35,000 participants.

More info: Palais des Festivals et des Congrès