Cannes in figures

France's 2nd largest city for trade shows after Paris

visitors per year, of which 2 million are residents and 1 million are visitors

2nd largest commercial airport in France

  • World's Best Destination for Festivals and Events in 2022 and 2023 at the World Travel Awards
  • Palais des festivals et des congrès: the only convention center in the world to be triple certified for Quality, Health and Safety. Environment and qualified in social responsibility. Largest public-access venue on the French Riviera
  • 88,000 m² including 35,000 m² of exhibition space
  • 72 professional events in 2023
  • 300,000 accredited professionals in 2023
  • 80 cultural events in 2023


  • Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport, 2nd international airport after Paris, is situated 25 km from Cannes via motorway
  • 15 kilometers of Cannes coastline
  • 7.6 kilometers of beaches, including 13 public beaches, 1 managed by the operator and 33 under concession


  • Shopping city: nearly 3,000 boutiques
  • Parking facilities: 2,166 on-street parking spaces spread over 2 zones, all with free parking for the first half hour and only €3 for two hours. In addition, there are 7,000 spaces in 20 underground and surface parking lots, with a total of over 7,000 spaces, including 14 managed by Cannes town council (12 by the CANNES Parking municipal authority) and 3,500 spaces for two-wheelers. For the working population, an attractive Ecopark rate of €1.50 per day is offered. In addition, there are 16,000 free spaces available throughout the city


  • Accommodation: Exceptional hospitality facilities in Europe.
  • Nearly 120 hotels, 7,400 rooms and 6,600 apartments (Where to sleep?)
  • 3,794,736 overnight stays in commercial accommodation in Cannes in 2022 (source: Direction des Finances de la Mairie)
  • Rooftops, wine bars, nightclubs (Go out night?)
  • Restaurants and cafes (Where to eat ?)
  • 3 casinos: Casino Croisette, Casino 3.14 and Casino Les Princes


  • Twinned with 7 world-famous cities:
    • Madrid
    • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
    • Beverly Hills
    • Shizuoka
    • Acapulco
    • Sanya
    • Lviv (Ukraine)
  • 8 friendship pacts:
    • Tel-Aviv
    • Turin
    • Gstaad Saanen
    • Québec
    • Papeete
    • Budapest (XIe arrondissement)
    • Florence
    • Moscou


  • Population in 2020 : 72,435
    (Source: Insee)
  • Population density (number of inhabitants/km²) in 2020: 3,691.9
  • Surface area in km²: 19.6
  • Cannes is the second most densely-populated city in the Alpes-Maritimes department. The population almost triples in the summer period and during major events


The city of Cannes is located in Europe,

and more specifically in France, on the Mediterranean coast.

  • Geographical coordinates for City Hall - Lambert 93 (legal reference system):
  • WGS84 spherical geographic coordinates for City Hall:
    In DMS (Degrees/Minutes/Seconds):

Epicentre of the Côte d'Azur region, halfway between Monaco and Saint-Tropez, 159 km from Marseille and 970 km from Paris.
An exceptional location where you can enjoy a combination of sea, mountains and countryside all in one day, not forgetting the Lérins Islands, offering a complete change of scene. An hour and 15 minutes' drive by car to the nearest ski resort in the Southern Alps.

The Lérins Islands

Two wonderful treasures for tourism, archaeology, history, ecology, architecture and spirituality.
Exceptional waters for bathing due to the richness of the marine flora.

Ile Saint-Honorat:

1.2 km, 40 hectares. An abbey constructed 16 centuries ago and inhabited by Cistercian monks.

Ile Sainte-Marguerite:

3 km, 210 hectares. A botanical trail with exceptional flora and a bird sanctuary. The seabed conceals natural and archaeological treasures.