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Cannes City of Events

Cannes the City for Events

Cannes has been voted Best Destination in the World for Festivals and Events.

For over 75 years, Cannes has been home to France's biggest cultural event, the Cannes Film Festival, but there are many others, MIPCOM, MIPIM, the Cannes Lions Festival, ILTM and the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Cannes also hosts a large number of private events ranging from small family reunions to the celebration of the most beautiful day of your life... A diversity of events that make Cannes a unique destination.

The natural setting, its human dimension, its reception infrastructures and its dynamism make the city attractive and incomparable. The city is full of many different spaces. In Cannes, you are sure to find the ideal venue for your event.


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Our Ultimate Guide to the Cannes Lions Parties 2022

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Cannes Lions 2022 is underway and all the key players of the creative marketing industry are in town once again for festival week. Running from the 20th - 24th June this year, every day brings new opportunities to meet up with professionals from all sectors of the industry for panel discussions, live performances and talks.

And of course, once the sun goes down over the Mediterranean, the important business of networking begins with parties, social events and brand launches held all over town. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the official and unofficial events, we’ve put together a guide to the very best parties during Cannes Lions week

GET READY BECAUSE IT’S TIME TO PARTY!


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What’s On In Cannes

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As the events industry prepares to reopen following the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s time to kick off the 2021-2022 event season in Cannes. A true year-round destination, for the next 12 months the city of Cannes will play host to some of the biggest and best congress and cultural events in the international calendar.

With over 20 prestigious events on the agenda already, the 2021-2022 Cannes season promises to be exceptional as key players from all over the world head to the South of France to promote their industries while networking in the glorious Riviera sunshine.

From film to fashion, yachts to real estate, here at Native Spaces we’ve put together a definitive guide to the very best events of the 2021-2022 season here on the Côte d’Azur. With all the details below, read on to find out more about the upcoming events and to book your venue in Cannes today!


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Fun and free things to do during the Cannes Film Festival

Summer has officially begun here on the French Riviera and what better way to kick off the season than with a trip to the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Traditionally held during May, this year’s festival will run from the 6-17th July allowing for maximum in-person attendance during the ongoing global health situation.

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Spotlight on the Cannes Yachting Festival

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Although this year’s edition may be on hold due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, each September it’s all eyes on Cannes when the city hosts the Cannes Yachting Festival. Bringing together over 300 exhibitors, the Cannes Festival is a unique opportunity to meet with the key players in the international yachting industry and enjoy private preview events from the world’s biggest yachting groups.

The first show on the international calendar, the Festival officially marks the launch of the yachting season and there is no shortage of exciting events on offer during the six-day show. Cannes is the place to check out the global launch of new yachts from the world’s top luxury shipyards and enjoy exclusive preview events presenting this year’s new collection of tenders, water toys, gadgets and more.

Our Top Tips for making the best of the Cannes Yachting Festival:


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Planning a Product Launch at the Tax Free World Exhibition

Every great product deserves a great product launch and there’s no better place for a successful launch party than Cannes. Celebrating the very best in global creativity, Cannes plays host to some of the most important industry conferences in the world each year including the annual Tax Free World Exhibition.

Held at the Palais des Festivals overlooking the Croisette, the Tax Free World Exhibition is tailored around the duty-free and retail travel sectors. Bringing together over 12,000 professionals each October, this week-long event includes panels, workshops and presentations from key figures within the industry.

The conference addresses the state of the tax free industry with a series of workshops throughout the week dedicated to market analysis. With a strong focus on new technology, Digital Village sessions are also on offer to help you discover new digital solutions and services for your business.


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The Very Best Creative Experiences in Cannes

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A focal point for the creative communications industry, Cannes has been inspiring artists, writers and storytellers since forever. The ideal setting to showcase projects, host events and network, Cannes is also the perfect place to reset your batteries and get a fresh perspective on life. Here are a few of our recommendations for the very best creative experiences to enjoy while you’re in town:

Get Schooled

Take a masterclass in creativity by enrolling in the Cannes Lions Creative Academy. An exceptional programme overseen by legendary advertising director Bob Isherwood, the Creative Academy is designed to help students achieve their full potential. Attend classroom sessions and workshops lead by some of the biggest creative talent in the world and get full access to all the Cannes Lions talks, events and awards ceremonies. A one-of-a-kind opportunity, why not expand your creative horizons in Cannes.

Put Yourself in the Picture

Capture that Riviera lifestyle and discover hidden Cannes with an exclusive photoshoot shot by American photographer James Pouliot. Based on the Cote d’Azur and specialising in portrait photography, James will introduce you to the authentic side of city life during your trip. Stroll along the Croisette or wind your way through the streets of Le Suquet as James shoots original headshots or photos for your professional portfolio. The perfect location to take unique and memorable images, turn this stunning resort town into your ultimate backdrop.

Express Yourself

Hidden away in the streets of Le Suquet, the Association des Beaux Arts in Cannes is a paradise for artists of all genres. Founded in 1902 by Louis Pastour, the association runs art classes in the stunning former Ecole de la Castre which overlooks the Bay of Cannes. Let your imagination run wild in a sculpture workshop or express yourself in watercolours, pastels, oils and more in a private painting class. Lead by the association’s highly-qualified and dedicated art teachers, increase your creativity and open-mindedness at the Association des Beaux Arts.

Get Away from it All

Take a break from your everyday life and use your time in Cannes to press the pause button with a silent retreat held at the magnificent Lérins Abbey. Located on the tiny island of Saint-Honorat just off the coast of Cannes, the 5th Century Abbey offers mindful meditation set against breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. An increasingly popular way to escape from the modern world, spend a few days in silent contemplation on this glorious island. At the end of your stay, head back to Cannes fully energised and creatively inspired for your next adventure.