The B&L Guide to Cannes Events in 2023

We are thrilled to have launched B&L in Cannes this summer! Our fully-equipped short-stay apartments include the five-star service that our guests in our London aparthotels have come to expect, and are perfectly located overlooking La Croisette and the sparkling Riviera.

Adjacent to the renowned Hotel Martínez, B&L Cannes Apartments are a short stroll away from Palais D’Festival. This prestigious venue stands as a centerpiece on La Croisette, hosting a multitude of events throughout the year, including the renowned Cannes Film Festival. From the many maritime events such as the Yachting Festival, Boat Show and Regatta, to the modern Gaming Festivals and Monaco’s exhilarating F1, this stunning coastline offers an endless array of entertainment to both visitors and locals.

Read on as we delve into our Top 5 Unmissable Events in Cannes 2023, including the full schedules of what’s on at Palais D’Festival throughout the year.

Cannes Film Festival:
16th-27th May 2023

Cannes Film Festival is undoubtedly the highlight event at the Palais d’Festival. It is the most prestigious and internationally acclaimed film festival in the world, attracting renowned filmmakers, actors, industry professionals, and film enthusiasts from across the globe. The festival showcases a diverse selection of films, ranging from highly anticipated premieres to independent productions, and everything in between.

Monaco F1:
26th May-28th May

While not technically in Cannes, the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix is an iconic event that is easily accessible from Cannes and adds an extra dose of excitement to the summer festivities. The streets of Monaco are transformed into a high-speed race track, attracting Formula 1 enthusiasts from all over the world. The Monaco Grand Prix is known for its tight corners, narrow streets, and glamorous atmosphere, making it one of the most prestigious and challenging races on the Formula 1 calendar. 

Cannes Lions:
19th - 23th June, 2023

Cannes Lions, the world’s largest festival of creativity and advertising, attracts industry professionals from around the globe. Over the course of several days, the festival showcases inspiring campaigns, innovative technologies, and thought-provoking discussions on the future of marketing. Attendees can engage with industry leaders, participate in workshops, and gain valuable insights into the ever-evolving landscape of creative communication.

Cannes Yachting Festival & Boat Show:
12th-17th September 2023

As Cannes boasts an exquisite coastline, it comes as no surprise that the Yachting Festival is a highlight of the summer season. Showcasing an impressive collection of luxury yachts and sailing vessels, this renowned event attracts boat enthusiasts and industry professionals from around the world. The Cannes Boat Show is another must-attend event for boating enthusiasts during this time, the international exhibition features a vast array of motorboats, sailboats, and luxury yachts, and is a unique opportunity to discover the latest trends in marine design, technology, and craftsmanship.

Cannes Regatta:
24th - 30th September 2023

The Cannes Regatta is a highly anticipated sailing event held along the picturesque coastline. Participants from around the world showcase their skill and elegance as they race across the crystal waters of the Mediterranean. The regatta combines competitive sailing and the joy of experiencing the French Riviera lifestyle and promises an unforgettable experience for sailors and spectators alike.

More at Palais D’Festival...

In addition, see the schedule of events held at Palais D’Festival throughout the year below:


Midem (International Music Event): 19th – 21st Jan 2023

MIPTV (International Television Program Market): 17th -19th April 2023

MIPIM: 14th – 17th March 2023

Cannes Film Festival: 16th-27th May 2023

Cannes Lions: 19th – 23rd June, 2023

Tax Free World Exhibition: 1st – 5th October 2023

MIPCOM (International Market for Entertainment Content across all Platforms): 16th – 19th October 2023

MAPIC (International Retail Property Market): 28th – 30th November 2023

Cannes International Emigration and Luxury Property Expo: November 2023, dates TBC