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Inclusivity and accessibility at the Festival

The entire creative community comes together at Cannes Lions. And this year at the Festival, we’re continuing our work to ensure every voice is heard, and everyone is included.

Palais Wellbeing Spaces

The Quiet Lounge, a calming space available to all delegates, will be open all week in the Basement. A no-laptop, no-phone-call area – the Quiet Lounge is your space to use if you’re feeling overwhelmed and need to take a moment for yourself.

Palais Childcare

We’re partnering with Nipperbout to make free childcare sessions available every morning and afternoon of the Festival, 17–21 June. You can book ahead or onsite, pending availability. Bookings for childcare will open in March 2024.

Talent Programmes

As we look ahead to the future of Cannes Lions, our focus is on creating opportunities, providing access and nurturing the next generation of creative marketing leaders in the making:

  • As part of our mission to drive progress, we’re opening up the Festival to more than 130 people from groups traditionally underrepresented in the creative industries.
  • We showcase our Talent Programme and See It Be It participants across emails – highlighting their profiles and evidencing our commitment to improved inclusion for a wider Cannes Lions audience.

First-timer Activities

Attending Cannes Lions for the first time can be overwhelming. So this year, we’re hosting tours and daily meetups for first-timers – ensuring you know your way around the Festival grounds and have opportunities to make connections right away.

Service & Emotional Support Animals

We’re accommodating to anyone needing to bring a service or emotional support animal to the Festival. Just get in touch at delegates@canneslions.com and we’ll make the necessary arrangements.


Every stage across the Festival has easy access for our speakers and delegates. We’ll host an accessible tour of the Palais on Monday 17 June, to ensure that all delegates with accessibility requirements know their way around the Palais. Plus, you’ll find a Festival accessibility map within the Cannes Lions app.

All accessible catering areas and toilets will also be clearly signposted. ASL Interpreters will be on the Lumiere and Debussy stages, in seminars throughout the week and at every Award Show.

We’ve worked with venue caterers to ensure a greater variety of catering offerings across the Festival. Vegetarian and vegan options will be widely available.

We’ve worked with our beverage providers to ensure a wider choice of non alcoholic drinks at all bars and networking events.

All delegates will also have access to a Nursing Room – a private space for mothers to pump or breast-feed – and a Multi- Faith Room.


Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and Cannes Train Station are both equipped with special facilities and services for accessibility and assistance. We recommend you leave up to 1 hour to travel between the airport and venue, and take time to check updated travel times regularly. 

  • Nice Côte d’Azur Airport accessibility services: +33 (0)820 42 33 33
  • Cannes Train Station accessibility services: (+33) 36 35

Transfer Nice <> Cannes

The 81 bus service between Nice Côte d'Azur airport and Cannes is accessible to people with reduced mobility (lift access, reserved seat).

There are also parking spaces available for people with reduced mobility. Accessible parking can be made available upon request – please contact the Delegates team for more information.


Many accommodation options in Cannes are fully accessible to those with mobility needs. Please contact the VIP Operations and Services Team for further information.


City of Cannes PMR Plan 

Handiplage Beach

Handiplage Beach is accessible to all four types of disability and meets European accessibility standards.

Open from 15 June to 15 September, the beach enables people with reduced mobility and disabilities to enjoy the pleasures of the sea and swim in complete safety.

List of other Croisette beaches with disabled access

List of Restaurants with disabled access

Other Needs

If you have specific needs or access requirements we can assist with and that haven’t been mentioned here, you can update your preferences in the online registration form. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch – our Delegates team is on hand to discuss and make arrangements with you directly. Just email us at delegates@canneslions.com.