Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival)
In 1939 the French government chose Cannes as the suitably sunny location for its inaugural Film Festival. From what was originally an opportunity for wealthy tourists to rub shoulders with movie stars at glittering parties, the event has grown to become probably the most prestigious film festival in the world. It is also the main annual rendezvous for all members of the movie industry. As well as screening world premieres of the year's biggest films, the festival includes master classes, tributes and exhibitions honouring stars of the silver screen past and present. Only journalists and those working in the film business are allowed to attend the event, but the presence of so many stars in town always attracts thousands of visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous.
Date: 23 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
Venue: Palais des Festivals
The weather here might be decidedly warm for Santa Claus, but Cannes does its best to bring a bit of festive cheer to the Côte d’Azur with the annual Christmas market. Stalls sell a variety of local crafts and produce, and there are plenty of performances and illuminations throughout the city.Date: 01 December 2019 - 31 December 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: promenade Pantiéro and throughout Cannes.
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