Le Ballon Rouge


Offering childcare and family-friendly services for market & festival attendees!

Organized by the Marché du Film & The Red Balloon Alliance, Le Ballon Rouge aims to promote a healthier and more supportive work-life balance for those working in the industry and has been offering childcare services during the Festival de Cannes and other major film festivals since 2019.

Each year, Le Ballon Rouge returns to Cannes to offer the following family-friendly services:

  • A fully-supervised daycare center in the near vicinity of the market and providing fun activities for the kids
  • A convenient baby lounge inside the Palais des Festivals for our tiniest visitors
  • Easier and less invasive access for children and their caregivers/nannies entering Festival grounds
  • FREE badges for the children and their caregivers


Registration is now open!

To register for Le Ballon Rouge childcare: please send your email request with the following information: proof of accreditation, your required dates and times, your child’s (or children’s) ages and names and whether you will need a badge for your nanny or caregivers. Places are limited.


Ages & Hours

The daycare center is available for children aged 6 months – 12 years from 10H – 18H and for a maximum of 4 hours at a time for children aged 6 to 15 months, and a maximum of 6 hours at a time for children aged 16 months to 12 years old.  (Note: Meals and snacks must be provided by parents.)

Service Fees

As a result of the continuous generous support of our partners, the daycare fees have been kept as low as possible: 100€ (3 days), 140€ (4-6 days) and 200€ (7-11 days).

Baby Lounge

A convenient baby lounge inside the Palais des Festivals (Level -1, niveau -1, aisle 20) is available from from 9h-18h30.

Thank you to our partners!

Le Ballon Rouge is supported by




as well as CIMA, Cinando, Le Collectif 50/50, the Danish Film Institute, EAVE, Flanders Image, German Films, ICAA, MUBI, Quinzaine des Cinéastes, SEE NL, Semaine de la Critique et TorinoFilmLab, with the contribution of BabyBamboo, Hachette Enfants, Mamie Stella, Les Petits Culottés and childcare management by Nanny Please.