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Practical Information

French VAT refund

For invoicing to third parties

Event organizers or foreign companies hosting meetings, exhibitions or conferences in France and re-invoicing to third parties (exhibition, registration fees) must, in most cases, pay French VAT for the event.

To obtain a VAT refund, the organizer is legally required to:
1) File a VAT statement to register in France before re-invoicing clients (this can also be done through a tax representative - mandatory if outside eec),
2) charge French VAT in all invoices related to the event (clients, participants, sponsors, etc),
3) deduct VAT on French suppliers' invoices.

Most participants/sponsors can also obtain a refund of VAT by filing a request through a tax representative.


When there is no invoicing to third parties

if no expenses are paid to the organizer by the participants attending a meeting, conference or exhibition, VAT on suppliers' invoices can usually be refunded without prior declaration. The organizer must provide the original suppliers' invoices (specifying the organizer's name and address). These invoices must be submitted to local VaT authorities below.


Information :

Nice, la Plaine 1 - Bâtiment C2
Avenue Emmanuel Pontremoli
06200 Nice
Tel : + 33 (0)4 93 72 50 40



useful information


• Holidays

January 1, Easter Monday, May 1, May 8, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, July 14, August 15, november 1, November 11, December 25.


• Money / Currencies

Bank cards are accepted in nearly all shops, hotels and restaurants, from a minimum amount, typically 10 euros. To make a withdrawal : ATMs (24h/24) all over the city. Whatever the place, prices are net. A tip, however, is acceptable, particulary in restaurants and taxis.


• Emergency services

Toll-free numbers

SAMU (Medical Emergencies) : 15 

Police  : 17 

Fire : 18 

European emergency call : 112


• Telephone

To call abroad : 00 + country code + Phone number
To call France from abroad : : 00 + 33 + Phone number


• Electrical standards

220 Volts - 380 Volts/50 Hertz


• Safety: a priority

Choosing Nice means that your event and its participants will be safe: a legal and political far a "no worries" project organisation. Safety and health standards are complied with by the various establishments of the venue. You will experiencea feeling of wellbeing and conviviality in this city and appreciate the state of the art technical equipment. To ensure the safety of people and property, Nice has been equipped with more than 700 video cameras set up particularly in the tourist city centre.