Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton during the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival. Credit: WENN.com (2)

Kim Kardashian is conquering a whole new territory: the Cannes Film Festival!

Arriving earlier this week, the reality star, 31, made her maiden voyage to star-packed festival in the south of France.

"It's my first time to Cannes and it's amazing!" Kardashian tells Us Weekly. "I love it here."

One of the reasons Kardashian is in town in 2012? Her beau Kanye West, who is debuting a short art film/art installation, Cruel Summer, produced by his recently launched creative firm Donda.

Kardashian made one of her first appearances in Cannes solo on Tuesday night -- at P Diddy's yacht party. Showing off her world-famous curves in a lacy black crop top and matching maxi skirt featuring sequined detailing, the reality star spent a very short time at the party -- where none other than Paris Hilton, Kardashian's former BFF-turned-rival, was in attendance.

According to an insider, Kardashian didn't run into her old pal during her brief time at the bash. She later met West, 34, who had arrived on a later flight; the couple were snapped strolling by the harbor at 4 a.m.

As for Kardashian and Hilton, the childhood pals -- who have drifted apart over the past several years -- made up about a year ago, burying the hatchet at a February 2011 Grammys bash.

"Paris said she was happy for Kim's success despite what reports have said -- Kim was sweet and accepted her apology," according to a source.