Painted walls

A real open-air iconographic and cinematographic museum!

These frescoes, all dedicated to the 7th art thanks to the long and fruitful love affair between Cannes and the film industry, are scattered throughout the city. On a stroll, on a street corner or an alleyway, you can see these monumental works painted on the walls of Cannes. They feature the great figures of French and international cinema: Belmondo and Depardieu, Marylin Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Bourvil and de Funès, Alain Delon, Gérard Philipe, and more.

Hôtel de la Plage

Location: place du Suquet, 7 rue Saint-Dizier

Jacques Tati, our favourite Uncle, leaves the hotel where Monsieur Hulot spends his holidays. Perhaps he will go and see Jour de Fête at the local cinema...

Charlie Chaplin

Location: 10 boulevard Vallombrosa

The Tramp and the Kid, two fond childhood portraits, the big one and the little one, captured on the film roll of our memory. Black and white with the colour of our hearts...

Trompe l’œil Le Barbarella

Location: place du Suquet, 16 rue Saint-Dizier

Cinema is an illusion, so is this façade. Nothing that you think you see actually exists: no balcony, no windows, no room with a view. The magic of the 7th art is sometimes simply in our streets.

Behind the scenes

Location: 7 rue des Suisses

And behind the camera, what do they hide from us to preserve the magic of cinema? A tribute to these unsung figures who devote their lives to entertaining us and taking us along the paths of their imagination. From the simple technician to the director, everyone is in the same boat. Silence... Action!

Buster Keaton

Location: 29 boulevard Victor Tuby (angle 9 rue des Frères)

Buster Keaton, the comedian who never laughed, calmly films The Cameraman while triggering disasters timed to the second. The early genius of the visual gag was also a poet of everyday life, turning the most trivial objects into a source of humour.

The 7th Art

Location: place du 18 juin (pont Carnot)

Like Eddy Mitchell, everyone knows the fate of a neighbourhood cinema: it will end up as a garage, a high-rise or a supermarket. But in Cannes, there is no final screening: this 7th Art symbolises the sixteen cinemas that are waiting to welcome you to Cannes, to discover all the latest in cinema.

Marilyn Monroe

Location: 16 boulevard d’Alsace

The immortal goddess of cinema, Marilyn Monroe, is resplendent in all her eternal beauty, ready to walk up the steps of the Palais des festivals in a celebrity-filled paradise. Cannes did not need The Seven Year Itch to incorporate her into the tributes, her place was reserved.

Harold Lloyd

Location: 9 rue Louis Braille (Salle 1901)

Harold Lloyd, one of the greatest comedians of silent cinema, who did all his own stunts, tries to freeze time. He probably won't succeed, but posterity has given him what he was perhaps looking for: immortality in the minds of all those he has made laugh over the decades.

Gérard Philipe

Location 3 boulevard Victor Tuby

Gérard Philipe, mischievous and radiant, at the height of his glory, too suddenly and tragically lost at the age of 37, in Christian-Jacque's Fanfan la Tulipe in 1952. Born in Cannes, Gérard Philipe remains, after many years, one of the most popular French actors thanks to his humanitarian commitments and the memory of his immense talent in the theatre as well as in cinema.

Alain Delon

Location: avenue Francis Tonner

Full of youth and beauty, Alain Delon steers his boat towards Plein Soleil in front of René Clément's camera. One of the stars of French cinema at the height of his exceptional career, cat-like as in his future role in Il gattopardo, with the dark stare of a Samurai...

Cannes movie car museum

Location: parking Berthelot-ex Diabolika, avenue Marcellin Berthelot

In the Berthelot car park, the vehicles of regulars and visitors rub shoulders with the cars of the stars of cinema who are impatient to get back on the road: Bonnie and Clyde, Mad Max, Batman, the Ghostbusters, Starsky and Hutch. And if you are looking for a taxi driver, avoid Robert de Niro...

Movie Kisses

Location: boulevard de la République

Gabin and Morgan in the Quai des brumes, with their piercing eyes, Notorious Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman, Di Caprio and Kate Winslet melting the iceberg, Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind, Bogart and Bacall in To Have and Have Not, Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg in an incomparable moment of Dolce Vita... Stolen kisses in the Cinema Paradiso of our memory...

Cinéma Cannes

Location: place Cornut-Gentille, 2 quai Saint-Pierre

The set is assembled, the camera mounted for the prestigious credits of a hundred years of cinema: R2-D2 and Mickey Mouse, Fred Astaire twirling, Bourvil and de Funès on the prowl, Batman and Superman watching out for the bad guys, Belmondo and Depardieu chumming up...

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Location: passage Pierre Sémard

It is in fact Richard Fleischer's film, produced by Disney, adapted from our own Jules Verne, which inspired the company A. Fresco to paint the mural that now decorates the tunnel. To the great joy of those who dive down with the Nautilus in the company of Kirk Douglas, James Mason's Captain Nemo, the giant octopus and other sharks.

The Piano

Location: Pont Alexandre III

A film by Jane Campion (Palme d'Or 1993).
Four main characters are shown: Flora (Anna Paquin), Ada MacGrath (Holly Hunter), Alistair Stewart (Sam Neill) and Baines (Harvey Keitel).

Pulp Fiction

Location: Pont Alexandre III

A film by Quentin Tarantino (Palme d’Or 1994).
Four main characters are shown: Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis), Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Mia (Uma Thurman).

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort

Location: parking Migno, rue Migno (Quartier République)

A film by Jacques Demy (1967).
Two main characters are shown: Solange (Françoise Dorléac) and Delphine (Catherine Deneuve).

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