Your hotel for the International Games Festival in Cannes

The International Games Festival in Cannes is a must for keen gamers. The event takes place in February 2020 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes near our 3* hotel. The international event is your chance to check out the latest in the gaming world: board games, video games, escape games etc. The Hôtel des Orangers Cannes welcomes guests throughout the festival and brings you the 34th event's official schedule. It's the name of the game!

Cannes International Games Festival
Cannes International Games Festival

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February 2020, be part of France's biggest gaming event: the International Games Festival in Cannes. Almost 100,000 visitors flock to the event every year at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes near our 3* hotel. The festival run by the Exhibition Centre covers over 30,000m2 hosting all forms of games.

Figures in the world of games, children and grown-ups with a passion or curiosity come from all over France to check out the latest in gaming. See and try modern board games, classic games, video games, virtual reality, escape games, simulation games, collectible cards and children's building games and toys.


Schedule for the 34th International Games Festival

The International Games Festival has surprises galore and an all-round schedule for its 34th outing.

Thursday February 20th 2020 at 7.30pm, see the winners of the Golden Ace for the best games awarded by a panel of passionate and renowned gamers in the field. Founded by Cannes Council in 1988, it's now the cultural benchmark for the best board games. There are three categories: "Best of the Year" for general board games, "Child" and "Expert" for more complex board games. The panel picks the winners using different criteria: standard of materials, quality of the game mechanics, rule readability and clarity, aesthetics and, of course, the makers' creativity.

Cannes International Games Festival 2020 - Board games
Cannes International Games Festival 2020 - Board games

From February 21st to 23rd 2020, check out thousands of free-to-play board games, previews, a dozen tournaments, demonstrations and introductions plus conferences and workshops to get a deeper insight into the world of gaming.

Meet your favourite creators, illustrators and publishers of your favourite games at their stands throughout the festival. Try out prototypes for games that haven't come out yet and help their makers finetune them.

Entry is free for everyone from Friday February 21st to Sunday 23rd between 10am and 7pm (entry closes at 6pm). You can buy the 3-day or day-long VIP PASS for early bird entry (1 hour before), priority access to the site and the UNLOCK game: a limited edition game hunting down the iron mask. Find further information and book on the official Cannes International Games Festival website.


Your 3* hotel near the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes

Within a 10 minute walk of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, stay at the Hotel des Orangers in Cannes throughout the International Games Festival. Whether you're a professional or player, in company or flying solo, enjoy the comfort of our Deluxe rooms with views of the Mediterranean and/or the famous Le Suquet area.

Head to the ground floor lounge bar at the hotel to unwind with a cocktail or glass of champagne. There are board games for you to play at the bar, ideal for practising and having fun with family or friends.

Hotel des Orangers lounge bar
Hotel des Orangers lounge bar

Before heading to the festival, every morning tuck into a hearty breakfast in the sunlight with views of your 3* hotel's pool and private grounds.


Have an amazing weekend exploring the trendy new board games for 2020! Book your break at the Hotel des Orangers now and get up to 15% off when you use the code DIRECT on the official website.

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