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The Insider's Guide To Cannes
Everything you need to know to prepare yourself for the Cote D'Azur

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The Insider's Guide To Cannes | 3. Non Means No
3. Non Means No

Cannes is a wonderful place, and the Festival is a magnificent experience as long as you have your pass. Whether it's a journalist pass, or a market badge, or something else entirely, here's a word of warning: keep it around your neck at all times. For the Festival is over-populated with over-officious security guards who, apparently, might be killer cyborgs from the future. It's the only explanation for the uniformity of their size (large, like an army of Gallic Jack Reachers), expression (unimpressed) and response to anyone trying to get in anywhere be it a hotel, the Palais du Festival or a public toilet without a pass ('non'). And in Cannes, 'non' means 'no', no matter what. Hard to have a heart when it's been replaced by a microchip.

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