In the heart of Cannes next to the old town and beside the famous Palais des Festivals lies the Vieux Port, one of the Cote d'Azur’s oldest ports. During the Cannes Yachting Festival it hosts prestigious yachts from all over the world and provides a magnificent setting for visitors.
The Vieux Port is the site of:
- The Palais des Festivals, in which a number of shipyards, banks, interior designers and architects and other nautical service activities exhibit. Along the beach outside, the ‘Toys’ space welcomes the latest innovations in water toys and the Tender Area.
- La Terrasse, new to the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2016, is situated at the departure of the VIP shuttles. This new space is exclusively devoted to luxury industry stakeholders: automotive, watches, private aviation, jewellery, ... More information on La Terrasse
- The Super Yachts Extension is home to the Show’s largest vessels with a wide range of motor and sailing yachts of over 25 m, some reaching 55 m and the Tender Area.
- The Jetée hosts the world’s largest shipyards, the most famous names in luxury yachting. Engine manufacturers, a variety of service exhibitors, and some of the Festival’s partners will also be found here.
- The Pantiero presents smaller, high-end motor boats. This space displays open, sports, flybridge and sport fishing boats. You will also find insurance and service companies, the Equipment Village and marine accessories for fishing, marine optics, etc.
- The Catamarans area, with around forty 12 to 35-metre sailing and motor catamarans exhibited in water.
- The Quai Saint-Pierre presents many 12 to 25-metre craft: a wide range of large sailing and motor boats, including traditional, open, and flybridge.
- The Quai Max Laubeuf where the story of the Festival began with just 30 new boats on show. Currently, Quai Max Laubeuf hosts over 160 vessels. The powerboating industry as well as the RIB Village — home to all the inflatable and semi-rigid boats — are displayed in water and on land.