Top Tips

Every year, 16,000+ people meet up at Cannes Lions to celebrate all things creative. And you'll be one of them! We know that the Festival can be a little overwhelming especially if you're new to Cannes Lions. Here are some basic essentials to make your Cannes Lions experience as inspiring and exciting as possible.
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Plan

Plan what you want to see and do

Use the Festival app to see what's going on every day – browse the inspiring content in the Palais, discover an array of activities along Cabana Town, and find out more about the official Fringe Events going on around the city.

Insider tours

Join an Insider's Guide Tour

We’ll be running several multi-language tours to show you everything you need to know about how to navigate the festival. The tours are a great way to meet and connect with people, especially if you’re new to Cannes Lions.

The Insider’s Guide tours will be available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. The tours will start outside of registration at the Gare Maritime. You do not need to pre- register for a tour, just turn up and join in.

Dates and Times:

Monday 18 June Tuesday 19 June Wednesday 20 June
10:30 – 11:15 - English
10:45 – 11:30 - French
11:00 – 11:45 - Japanese
15:00 – 15.45 - English
15:15 – 16:00 - Portuguese
10:30 – 11:15 - English
10:45 – 11:30 - French
11:00 – 11:45 - Mandarin
15:00 – 15.45 - English
15:15 – 16:00 - Spanish
10:30 – 11:15 - English
10:45 – 11:30 - French
15:00 – 15.45 - English
15:15 – 16:00 - Spanish

Information Desks are also located around the festival to help with anything from WiFi codes to finding a session.

Pick up guide

Pick up your Insider’s Guide

Pick up your Insider’s Guide with your festival bag at registration at the Gare Maritime. The Insider’s Guide features all festival information including the Jury Presidents message, festival map, top tips and much more. This year the content programme will be available on the website and the Cannes Lions app, which you can download on Android or iOS. App – coming soon.

What to wear

What to wear

There’s no official dress code for the festival and it’s generally a casual event. But with lots to see and do, comfortable footwear is a must.

Drink

Water and sun cream

These are your two essentials. It is hot in Cannes so keep hydrated and top up your sun cream regularly. There are water coolers throughout the Palais, so carry a bottle with you and fill up as you go.

Tech

Be smart with your tech

Pack foreign adapters and portable chargers, organise your international data plans, and don’t carry your laptop around unless absolutely necessary. A limited number of charging points are available in the Palais.