When it comes to festivals which encapsulate the essence of European glamour, nowhere does it quite like Cannes. This legendary film festival takes over the French riviera city of Cannes each year in May, attracting glittering actors, directors and movie lovers from across the world, where the latest releases can be celebrated alongside the utmost in Mediterranean French hospitality.
Visiting the Cannes film festival goes far beyond attending glamorous parties and the star-studded ceremonies. It’s a chance to immerse yourself in the golden-era vibes of the Riviera, check out the champagne flights and amazing gastronomy the region is known for, and get closer to the elite of world cinema.
2023 will be the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival, and is sure to be as luxurious and unmissable as ever.
Hosted at the iconic Le Croisette venue, Cannes Film Festival 2023 will provide the usual opulent blend of daring cinematic releases, red carpet entrances, talks and screenings, fine food, wine and cocktails against a backdrop of golden sands and sparkling sea.
Cannes is a place to see and be seen; attending this world-renowned festival is an opportunity to dress to impress, immerse oneself in haute-couture culture and rub shoulders with icons of Hollywood and European cinema. As such, it’s no surprise it’s one of the most hotly-anticipated events of the luxury calendar, packed with surprises and truly remarkable parties.
Gala parties and balls are central to Cannes. Most notable is the glittering amfAR ball – one of the most prestigious black tie events in the awards ceremony calendar – which usually takes place at the astonishing island resort of Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc.
However, visitors will find no shortage of elegant events to explore during the festival week, including numerous afterparties and balls based at some of the city’s most beautiful venues. The most popular and glamorous events include:
- Chopard Gents Night
- Magnum Party
- Vanity Fair Party
- Philipp Plein Fashion Show
- Chopard Trophee Annual Dinner
- The Closing Ceremony
The French Riviera is the veritable home of fine hospitality, and as such, visitors to the Cannes Film Festival can expect to stay in some of the most glamorous hotels in this beautiful corner of the world. The aforementioned Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc is arguably the most spectacular, but other options include:
- Campanile Cannes Ouest
- Residence Gambetta
- Residhotel Villa Maupassant
- La Bastide de l’Oliveraie
Tickets are available for the Opening and Closing ceremonies, the Red Carpet event, and the various celebrity parties and charity galas. VIP packages and ‘benefactor packages’ are also available, which will get you a seat at the most prized tables during the festival.