Our tips for the Cannes Film Festival

Our tips for the Cannes Film Festival

Don't have a ticket to walk the red carpet yet? Don't worry, we reveal our tips for an unforgettable experience during the Festival


1. Choose the right weekend

The second weekend of the festival is ideal for finding accommodation. Festival-goers leave on Friday evening, making way for enthusiasts for an enchanting weekend.

On the last Sunday, you can see the Palme d'Or in the Louis Lumière auditorium at the Palais des Festivals, with three screenings.

2. Star-Spotting

Want a selfie with George Clooney or an autograph from Jean Dujardin? Settle near the red carpet of the Palais des Festivals and, with a bit of luck, your dreams will come true! Otherwise, simply enjoy the excitement of the atmosphere before each red carpet event.

3. A magical stroll on La Croisette

La Croisette is THE must-visit place! You'll come across models, influencers, and other celebrities, all dressed in stunning outfits, ready to be admired. A real spectacle not to be missed!

4. Art takes to the streets with "Cannes fait le mur"

Every year, the city becomes an open-air museum with this exhibition. Giant posters of movie stars adorn the streets, creating a spectacular atmosphere. Look up and let yourself be amazed!

5. Open-Air Cinema on the Beach

Every evening at 9:30 pm, cult films are screened on Macé Beach, just a stone's throw from the Palais des Festivals. Sitting on deck chairs under the stars, the atmosphere is magical and the experience simply enchanting. Arrive early to make sure you get a seat!

6. Finding Tickets for Screenings

Try your luck in front of the Palais des Festivals by getting there early! People hold up signs looking for an invitation for the day's screening, and it can work! Professionals often have extra tickets they are happy to share.

The city's film association, the ACID, offers invitations to the general public that can be picked up every morning at the Malmaison, Boulevard de la Croisette.

Create a "General Public" account on the Festival's online ticketing system to access free screenings organized by Cannes Cinéma. The ticket office opens four days before the screenings for professionals. On the day before, all tickets are available to the general public, on a "first come, first served" basis.

Opportunities are also available for the Critics' Week and the Directors' Fortnight, at very affordable prices.


By following these tips, you can fully experience the Cannes Film Festival, even without an official badge. So, dive into the adventure and get ready to live magical moments at the heart of cinematic enchantment!