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10 great reasons to choose Nice for your next event

Capital of the French Riviera, Nice and its area is, after Paris, the leading tourist destination in France and one of the most popular in the world.

The ideal conditions are met here to combine work with relaxation!

 

  • An international airport at the gates of the city….

The Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is located 10 minutes from central Nice and will soon have a tramway connection with 2 terminals. It offers flights to 104 destinations in over 30 countries through 55 airlines. Nice is directly connected to Europe’s biggest cities as well as New York and Dubai.

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  • A region dedicated to research and innovation.

With over 5,000 researchers and a university recognized around the world for the importance of its research – more than 1,300 permanent researchers, 51 research labs, the CNRS [the French National Center for Scientific Research], and several national organizations – Nice and the French Riviera seem to be a genuine lab for experimentation and innovation in many domains.

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  • A hub of internationally-recognized healthcare facilities that are firmly focused on digital technology

Endowed with renowned medical researchers and professors, a leading hospital complex, research institutes, and numerous start-ups, Nice is on its way to becoming the top European city of connected health.

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  • An ecologically responsible destination of reference

The Nice Côte d’Azur metropolis is inviting research labs and companies at the forefront of innovation to invent a smart and sustainable city. The Côte d’Azur’s “Eco-Vallée” is an operation of national interest located at the periphery of the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. A technology park in the making—with 10,000 hectares dedicated to eco-technologies—it’s a testing ground as well as a reception site for leading companies in this field.

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  • Adequate accommodation capacity, 200 hotels and residences, 10,000 rooms

Most of the hotels geared toward conference delegates are accessible by tramway (a short trip from Place Massena to Acropolis) or on foot (a 15-minute walk from the Convention Center).

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  • An ISO 14001, 38,000-m2 modular convention center

Located in the heart of the city, 15 minutes from the Nice Côte d'Azur international airport, the fully-renovated Acropolis convention center provides 38,000 m2 of modular space (one of the largest in Europe), and 5 auditoriums accommodating 250 to 2,500. It is now ISO 14001-certified, thereby offering event organizers an ecologically responsible quality guarantee.

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  • An international destination with an exceptional microclimate

For over 150 years, Nice’s climate and light have attracted residents and artists from around the world. Its cultural heritage bears witness to the unique diversity of various epochs, spanning from classical to contemporary. The city and its surrounding region also possess a very large number of foundations, museums, and galleries—second only to Paris.

Nice enjoys an exceptional microclimate which contributes to its eminence. Open to the sea but protected from wind by the hills, this unique bay truly is the symbol of the South of France’s art of living; a tourism hotspot for nearly two centuries.

 

  • A team of experts at your service

The conferencing office is here to help you gather all the necessary elements for a successful event. They offer free assistance, flawless advice, and expertise.

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  • Between the sea and the mountains

Capital of the French Riviera, Nice enables quick and easy access to the entire coastline as well as the mountain resorts and the Mercantour National Park, only 1.5 hours from the sea. In this natural environment, every season is conducive to incentives, unusual itineraries, and adventures.

 

  • A land of creation, bustling with events

A festive ambiance reigns throughout the year, with over 2,000 annual performances and expositions. In February, the Nice Carnaval—one of the largest winter events in France—attracts over one million visitors. It is a well-established event that gives the Riviera its rhythm.

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