A premiere in Cannes !
The 1st Cannes Porsche Festival, organized by the Porsche Club Méditerranée, is coming to the Palais des Festivals and to the town as a whole on 26 to 28 April 2019. The event aims to bring together all the European clubs and lovers of the famous brand, as well rare and unique models : exclusive or launch models. The organizer, Porsche Club Méditerranée (PCM) is the biggest official Porsche owners club in France (over 700 owners). Its Chairman, Jean-Paul VIALA and his team have been down this road already, having been in charge of the Porsche Paradise in Saint Tropez (mid-October) for the last 25 years.
A top-class and fun event
The town of Cannes is launching this car festival for the first time at the end of April. This is a major event that matches one of the images of Cannes : luxury and sporty. There is a twofold aim for the destination : offering a unique gathering for a famous car brand, to a wide audience of enthusiasts and experts and those who are simply curious and generating a flow of visitors at the end of April for a weekend that is likely to extend into May Day week. All the town’s socio-professionals and partners are swinging into action to welcome visitors and Porschists in the best of settings and give them the desire to come back under the palm trees on La Croisette every year, in ever greater numbers. During this weekend, numerous vehicles (approximately 320 around the Palais and 300 in the town) will be on show to visitors (1200 expected participants).
A three-day meeting for everyone
This 1st festival showcases all Porsche models, and will be open to the general public. A partner and artist village will be on offer, with an official store for the brand. In partnership with Groupe Segond’s Porsche d’Antibes centre, the new generation 911 will be presented and may be test-driven.
Friday 26 April - Enclosure opens
4 pm : Porsche festival enclosure opens on the Palais Forecourt - open to the public and free of charge
8 pm : Aperitif and dinner at the Casino Barrière Cannes le Croisette - on reservation
Saturday 27 April - Open access to visitors, free of charge
Enclosure opens from 9 am to 6 pm
Cars gathered in the enclosure (forecourt capacity: 320 cars on reservation)
Tourist rides along the route of the Monte Carlo Rally special stages throughout the day (open road)
6 pm : Red carpet
7 pm : Screening of the 1971 film “Le Mans” - Grand Auditorium at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès (on reservation of a VIP badge, registration on-line (link below))
9.30 pm : Gala Evening - Ambassadors Lounge at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès
Sunday 28 April – Entrance fee €5 for adults, free of charge for the under 15s
Enclosure open from 09:00 to 18:00
Morning : test the Porsche 992 – depending on availability, on site
11.30 pm : Prize ceremony, followed by an aperitif for participants
2:30 pm : Participant’s parade on La Croisette, return to the enclosure after the Parade
6 pm : End of programme
7 pm : Festival closes
Registration: On-line registration
Organizer: Porsche Club Méditerranée (PCM)
Official website: www.mediterranee-porscheclub.fr