Oh, to walk on the red carpet! The most famous stairs in Cannes belong to the Palais des -Festivals et des Congrès, first built in 1949 to host the Cannes Film Festival. Since then, stars of the -movie world has walked this steps many times. Every year in middle of may, Cannes is -buzzing with glamour and glitter, and has one of the most prestigious and publicised film festivals in the world.
The original building was located on the boulevard of Promenade de la Croisette. In response to the growing success of the Festival and business conventions, the City of Cannes decided to build a new Palais in 1979. The new building, designed by the architects -Bennett & Druet and -constructed on the site of the municipal Casino, opened in December 1982 and expanded in 1999. Now it has an -overall space capacity of 25,000 square meters for -exhibitions.
You dont have to be a movie star to walk the stairs, get inside or enjoy its architecture. But do feel free to dress up and take the famous selfie outside!
Text and photo: Vivi Engh-Andersen, OuiCannes Design