Festival International de l’Image sous-marine & de l’Aventure – Juan les Pins

Starting today, and finishing on Sunday 07 December, the International Festival of Underwater Images and Adventure is a family-friendly event about promotion and preservation of marine and undersea life.

image: festival-mediterranea.com

image: festival-mediterranea.com

The theme this year is ‘The shark: Dangerous or in danger?’ and there are various attractions including film screenings, photography exhibitions (including competition photos), information stands, conferences and fossil collections.  Special displays will include the Red Sea and Marco Polo’s journey.

image: festival-mediterranea.com

image: festival-mediterranea.com

The film and photo competitions attract entrants from around the world, and local schools are invited to the event to discover and learn about the ocean and it’s preservation.

There will be around 200 photos in competition at the event (image: festival-mediterranea.com)

There will be around 200 photos in competition at the event (image: festival-mediterranea.com)

How to get to the Festival International de l’Image sous-marine & de l’Aventure

The main exposition is at the Palais des Congrès, 60 chemin des Sables, 06160 Juan les Pins.

The venue has underground carparking (pay parking with Interparking) and there is a large hotel next door with around 340 carpark spaces also. Or you can try your luck on the surrounding streets.

The Juan les Pins train station is an easy 5-minute walk from the venue.  From Antibes, you can travel via Envibus numbers 30 or 31 that stop outside the Palais.

The Palais venue is accessible for persons with reduced mobility, and the underground carpark has designated reduced mobility spaces and elevators to the ground level.

Fossil display (image: festival-mediterranea.com)

Fossil display (image: festival-mediterranea.com)

What time does it open?  How much does it cost?

Friday 05 December: Opening hours are 10am-8pm.

Saturday 06 and Sunday 07 December:  Opening hours are 10am-6pm.

Admission fee is  €8 per adult (or €10 for 2 days entry)/ €6 for kids 6-15 years, tourism professionals, and family rates applicable for 2 adults and minimum of one child / Free entry for kids under 6 years of age

Official website:  www.festival-mediterranea.com

Facebook page: https://fr-fr.facebook.com/FestivalImageSousMarineEtAventureMediterranea

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