Lights, camera, action! The Marché du Film is the biggest, most glamorous film market event of the year. It's where the who's who of the film industry come together for screenings, conferences, and business. But when the sun sets and the projector dims, it's time to mix business with pleasure at some of the hottest bars and restaurants Cannes has to offer.
We've got you covered with our list of the top 10 places to wine, dine, and seal the deal during the fabulous frenzy that is the Marché du Film. Let's get the party started!
Located near the Palais des Festivals, Le Bar à Vin is a cozy wine bar offering a wide selection
of local and international wines. With its intimate atmosphere, it's the perfect spot to engage in meaningful conversations with colleagues or potential business partners.
A short walk from the Croisette, La Môme is an upscale yet casual restaurant that serves Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a contemporary twist. The stylish terrace is ideal for a business lunch or dinner, providing a serene backdrop for a meeting.
Situated on top of the Five Seas Hotel, Le Roof offers amazing views of Cannes and the Mediterranean Sea. This bar and restaurant serves tasty food and a wide range of cocktails. It's a popular choice for many visitors. Le Roof is perfect for private parties, events, or a simple dinner. The laid-back atmosphere makes it great for catching up with colleagues or clients while enjoying the view during your time at the Marché du Film.
For an unforgettable dining experience, head to La Guérite, located on Sainte- Marguerite Island. Accessible by a short boat ride from Cannes, this seaside restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine, a laid-back atmosphere, and breathtaking views of the city – the perfect recipe for a memorable meeting.
Located in the prestigious Hotel Martinez, La Palme d'Or is a Michelin-starred restaurant offering an exquisite gastronomic experience. With its refined atmosphere and impressive wine list, it's an excellent choice for a high-end business dinner.
Charly's Wine Bar, affectionately referred to as Bar Charlys by the locals, is a vibrant and inviting establishment conveniently located near the Palais des Festivals. This lively venue has become a favorite haunt for film industry professionals looking to unwind and engage in stimulating conversations after a day at the Marché du Film. Renowned for its exceptional cocktails crafted by skilled mixologists and a warm, attentive staff, Charly's Wine Bar is a great place to unwind or network.
For seafood enthusiasts, Fred L'Ecailler is a must-visit. This renowned restaurant near the Old Port offers an impressive selection of fresh seafood, including oysters, lobster, and fish. The relaxed atmosphere and superb service make it a great choice for a business lunch or dinner.
Le Baoli is a stylish, trendy venue popular among film industry insiders. This beachfront restaurant and club offers delicious Asian- inspired cuisine, creative cocktails, and a lively atmosphere, perfect for late-night networking events.
Located in the picturesque village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, La Colombe d'Or is a historic hotel, restaurant and art gallery frequented by celebrities and film industry professionals. With its stunning garden terrace and delicious Provençal cuisine, it's an ideal spot for an intimate business meeting, if you’re up for the trip. By car this is a 40 minute drive from the festival.
Located in the bustling heart of Cannes, L'Affable is a chic restaurant renowned for its exquisite French cuisine. With its tasteful interior and outstanding service, this sophisticated eatery creates a perfect ambiance for a business lunch or dinner. As you savor the delectable flavors of expertly crafted dishes, the elegant atmosphere sets the stage for engaging conversations and productive discussions with colleagues and potential partners, making it an excellent choice for dining during your time at the Marché du Film.
Cannes offers a wide range of bars and restaurants suitable for your meetings and networking events during the Marché du Film. From cozy wine bars to Michelin-starred restaurants, there's a venue for every taste and occasion. Be sure to fit in some fine wining and dining to make the most of your time at this prestigious film industry event.
For more tips and insight into making the most of the Marché, read our full Cannes Survival Guide here.