When visiting Cannes in France, make sure that you visit the Palais des Festivales, the place where the Cannes Film Festivals and other important functions take place.
The decision to build the existing Palais took place in the year 1979. Designed in the modernist style, this new six storey building was constructed on the site of the municipal casino.
Although it was initially opened in December 1982, lack of space forced the developers to expand the building in 1999 with the construction of Espace Riviera, which provided an extra space of 10,000 square meters.
The existing structure is situated atop the blvd. da la Croisette.