Palais des Festival was built in 1982 and is an important meeting place for the Cannes Film Festival. It is the place where the Palme d'Or is given. This place can accommodate tens of thousands of people. In addition to being the official venue of the film festival, it also includes night clubs and many business conference halls. It is said that the carpet on the steps is red only when there is an activity, and the carpet is blue at other times.