The festival was originally created to reward the best film, the best director, the best actor and the best actress. Over the years, other prizes awarded by a jury of professionals, artists and intellectuals have been added to the prestige of Cannes, such as the Jury Prize, the Grand Prix and above all the Palme d’Or. It is the largest film festival in the world, founded 70 years ago. It lasts for a fortnight, from 17 to 28 May.
Every day, several films are shown in the city’s cinemas and are seen by hundreds of journalists, who then give their opinion, but also by many film lovers. The festival is very famous for its “montée des marches”: every day, more or less famous actors, but also TV and advertising personalities, walk the red carpet. Just below, in the basement of the Palais des Festivals, is the international film market.
Just like in a real market, there are dozens of stands, and more than 10,000 professionals from all over the world meet there to buy or sell films, and to be able to screen them in cinemas a few months later.
When you come to Cannes, you know in advance that you will
eat well: grilled southern vegetables, freshly caught rock fish,
salads in the colours of summer… all you need is a drizzle of
local olive oil and a small glass of rosé, and you have the perfect
picture of a holiday meal with Provencal sauce.
Let’s go to Cannes for leisure activities with family or
friends! Parasailing, giant paddle, sea excursions… there is
something for everyone!
Cannes in 2 words: sun and beach. The Cannes coastline is
made up of nearly 8 kilometres of beaches. At the beginning, Cannes was a winter resort for rich foreigners, but today it is appreciated for its generous and benevolent sunshine all year round. Between public and private beaches, let yourself be tempted by this sweet promise of idleness.
Throughout the year, Cannes welcomes visitors who love luxury and glitter or simply want to get away from it all. Its stylish infrastructure reflects its richness by offering top-of-the-range services.
Don’t miss the cultural life in Cannes, the agenda is full all year long !
Theatre and musical evenings, as well as dance in all its forms, will punctuate the entire season.
It is the first in Europe to be fully equipped with Dolby Atmos and the first in France with Dolby Cinema technology. But more than just cinemas, the Cinéum de
Cannes is also a place to live and a cultural centre with immersive experiences behind the scenes of films.
The architectural heritage of Cannes is a sign of two key periods in local history: the Middle Ages and the end of the 19th century.Located on the heights of the historic district of Cannes, the Museum of World Explorations, formerly the Musée de la Castre, offers you a journey through primitive art, orientalism and antiquities. You will also discover temporary exhibitions…
Cannes Helicopter Service offers tailor made helicopter transfers from Cannes. Exclusive services to make your helicopter flight from or to Cannes a moment of total relaxation while saving you precious time.
The villas in Cannes bear witness to the trends that have followed : from the eclecticism of the 19th century to the search for the Mediterranean house from the 1920s. Then in the 19th century, the infatuation for ancient civilisations and exotic cultures influenced the builders.
Facing the bay of Cannes and the Estérel massif: the Lérins Islands. Archipelago of legends, Sainte-Marguerite and SaintHonorat are two unique jewels where natural and cultural heritage shine. These islands are a must-see during a stay in Cannes.
Le Suquet is the oldest district of Cannes. A historic district on top of which are the remains of the medieval castle of the monks of Lérins as well as the oldest parish church in Cannes, the Notre-Dame-de-l’Espérance church.
Top 1 of Cannes’ identity, this long promenade lined with palm trees and pines is the natural and sophisticated link between the beach and the city.
International designer boutiques and art galleries rub shoulders with restaurants and open-air cocktail bars located in the centre of Cannes.
The Provencal market in the Bocca district of Cannes is held on Mondays, Tuesday to Friday, Saturdays and Sundays.
Get into Megeve from Paris, or Geneva, or Milan, or London.
To go to Megève :
Megève has an altiport for helicopters, subject to weather conditions. The closest international airports are Geneva (GVA), Grenoble (GNB) or Lyon (LYS).
BY PRIVATE HELICOPTER TO MEGEVE
Type of helicopter: for safety reasons we only provide twin engine helicopters.
As 355 : 4000€ – 6000€ ( 5 passengers – 2 hard bags – 4 handbags )
A109 : 5000€ – 7000€
Bell 429 : 6000€ – 8000€ ( 6 passengers – 5 rigid luggage – 5 handbags )
As 355 : 7500€ – 10 000€ ( 5 passengers – 2 rigid luggage – 4 handbags )
A109 : 10700€ – 12700€
Bell 429 : 11500€ – 13500€ ( 6 passengers – 5 rigid luggage – 5 handbags )
As 355 : 9100€ – 11500€ ( 5 passengers – 2 rigid luggage – 4 handbags )
A109 : 13400 € – 15500€
Bell 429 : 14000 € – 16000€ ( 6 passengers – 5 rigid luggage – 5 handbags )
Get a transfer with 3 options (once you have reached MEGEVE)
What do I need for the journey ?
To get from Geneva airport to Megève, you will need to cross the Swiss border into France. Usually, this can be done without making stops, however we’d advise having your documentation and passport on you ready, just in case they’re required at the border.
What is Megève ?
Megève is located in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif (1113m)
Megève quickly became a destination for sporting activities, such as hiking in summer and skiing in winter. Megève will surprise you by knowing how to perfectly combine family atmosphere, luxury, refinement and authenticity ! Don’t waste any more time !
Take the helicopter to Megève and let yourself be driven to your destination by a luxury car transfer.
The capital of outdoor sports, with its immense infrastructures, its ski areas and its adventure terrain as playful as it is gigantic, Megève hosts a multitude of sporting events every year.
Megeve will seduce you with its magnificent ski runs accessible to all skiers, whatever their level !
It is the perfect destination to breathe and discover the different activities that the resort offers in summer. Megeve has a very chic image, a charming centre to discover, and throughout the summer, Megeve offers a thousand and one activities to enjoy these beautiful sunny days: hiking to the waterfall of La Belle au Bois, picnics at Lake Javen, flying over the Mont Blanc…