Fodor's Expert Review Palais des Festivals

Cannes Performance Venue

Pick up a map at the tourist office in the Palais des Festivals; the building sets the scene for the famous Cannes Film Festival. As you leave the information center, follow the Palais to your right to see the 24 red-carpeted stairs that A-listers ascend every year. Set into the surrounding pavement, the Chemin des Étoiles (Stars' Walk) enshrines some 130 autographed hand imprints—including those of Depardieu, Streep, and Stallone (the clay imprints are sent to a potter in—where else?—Vallauris, before being cast in metal in Rhône). From October to April, a cultural season offers music, theater, dance, and comedy at the Palais for surprisingly reasonable prices.

Performance Venue

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Bd. de la Croisette
Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  06400, France

www.palaisdesfestivals.com

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