Cannes 411: Where to Go, Who to Know

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What do you do when it all goes wrong?

What do you do when it all goes wrong? The Hollywood Reporter’s guide helps solve your film fest emergencies.

For iPhone addicts, MCS is one of the few authorized Apple resale and repair centers in the area and can help with phone problems. If you’re an Android or Microsoft user, the local branch of electronics retailer FNAC can service computers and mobiles. MCS, 7 rue Teisseire; 04 92 18 92 00. FNAC, 83 rue d’Antibes; 8 25 02 00 20

For emergency tailoring Retouches et Couture can handle emergency alterations Monday to Friday, and it will make house calls on appointment evenings or weekends in town. 14 avenue de Grasse; 09 81 33 61 52

If you need a blow-out fast Tucked on the street just behind the Louis Vuitton store, the Eric Zemmour salon can usually fit in same-day appointments for a blowout (40 euros) or quick style (60 euros). The more blue-chip option is Tchip, a chain similar to Supercuts in the U.S., which will do the job for 10 euros. 8 rue Mace; 04 93 38 15 01

To purchase a bow tie (and learn how to tie it) If you lost your bow tie after a wild party, you can pick one up at the Gucci store conveniently across from the Palais. 11 boulevard de la Croisette; 04 93 38 76 75

To buy boat shoes Paul & Shark, an Italian brand built on boat life, has a selection of shoes and clothes appropriate for your last-minute yacht invitation. 63 rue d’Antibes; 04.93.30.19.31

To call the police There’s no central 911 number in France, instead a host of numbers depending on the situation if you are calling from a landline. For a medical emergency, it’s 15; police, 17; fire, 18. It might be more convenient to use a mobile: 112 is the one-stop shop for emergencies.

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