Riviera Nice airport: from 30 minutes drive to Cannes, Monaco, Grasse, Saint-Paul, Eze, Saint-Tropez

Riviera Nice airport: from 30 minutes drive to Cannes, Monaco, Grasse, Saint-Paul, Eze, Saint-Tropez

10 good reasons to come to Nice

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

 The ideal conditions are here to combine work and relaxation!

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

Nice Côte d’Azur airport, located 10 minutes from the city centre with a tramway link from the 2 terminals to the city centre, serves 120 direct destinations in 43 countries. Nice is directly connected to the largest European cities as well as New York and Dubai. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport welcomed more than 13.85 million passengers in 2018.

2. A territory dedicated to research and innovation.

With more than 5000 researchers, a university recognized worldwide for the importance of its research – more than 1300 permanent researchers, 130 research laboratories, the CNRS and several national organizations, the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis, appears as a real laboratory for experimentation and innovation in many fields.

3. An internationally recognized health centre of excellence with a strong digital focus

With renowned researchers and medical professors, a leading hospital centre, research institutes and numerous start-ups, Nice aims to become the future European city of connected health.

List of medical congresses in Nice

4. An eco-responsible destination of reference

The Nice Côte d’Azur metropolis invites research laboratories and companies at the forefront of innovation to invent an intelligent and sustainable city. The Eco-Valley of the Côte d’Azur, an operation of national interest, on the outskirts of Nice Côte d’Azur airport, a 10,000 hectare science park in the making, dedicated to eco-technologies, is both an experimental site and a host site for companies at the forefront of this field.

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5. Suitable accommodation capacity, 200 hotels and residences, 10,000 rooms

From now on, from Place Masséna, most of the hotels intended for delegates are served by the tramway, in a very short time, to Acropolis. Most hotels are also only a 15-minute walk from the Palais des Congrès.

List of the main hotels in Nice in relation to which french-events.com 

6. A 38,000 m2 modular Congress Centre

Located in the heart of the city 15 minutes from Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport, the completely renovated Acropolis Convention Centre offers 38,000 m2 of modular space (one of the largest in Europe), 5 auditoria with 250 to 2,500 seats. The Palais des Congrès Nice Acropolis was awarded by the board of IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organizers) the Award for the best international service provider 2015, on the recommendation of the PCO Kenes.

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7. An international destination with an exceptional microclimate

For more than 150 years, Nice has attracted residents and artists from all over the world to its climate and light. Its cultural heritage is a testimony to the unique diversity of the different periods from classical to contemporary. The city and its region also have the largest number of foundations, museums and galleries after Paris.

Nice enjoys an exceptional microclimate that contributes to its reputation. Open to the sea, but protected from the wind by the hills, this bay, unique in the world, is truly the symbol of the art of living in the South, a major tourist destination for nearly two centuries.

8. A highly structured network of MICE professionals

The congress office, the hotel association, the Union des receptifs de la Côte d’Azur are here to help you gather all the necessary elements for the success of your event. They offer you free assistance, advice and unfailing expertise.

List of professional associations

9 Between sea and mountains

Capital of the French Riviera, Nice offers easy and fast access to the entire coastline as well as to the mountain resorts or the Mercantour National Park, only 1h30 from the seaside.

In this natural environment, all seasons are ideal for incentives, itineraries and unusual discoveries. 

10 A land of creation, bubbling with events

A festive atmosphere all year round with more than 2000 shows and exhibitions per year. In February, the Nice Carnival, one of the most important winter events in France, attracts more than a million visitors. In May the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco and the International Film Festival in Cannes. But also major professional events, such as Mipim and Lions. An assertive event policy that sets the pace for the Coast throughout the year.

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Getting around Nice

It is easy to come to Nice, it is also easy to get around.

Airport – Nice city centre connections

Since June 28, 2019, Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, France’s second largest airport platform, has been equipped with equipment worthy of the largest capitals. It is now connected to Nice city centre as soon as the terminals leave the terminals, thanks to line 2 of the tramway.

This new soft mobility solution improves accessibility at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport for the many visitors to France’s 2nd largest tourist destination and for residents. It offers quick access to the main tourist attractions and most hotels and restaurants. 

Thanks to this new line, the city centre is reached in less than 30 minutes.

This new asset in terms of mobility and quality of life reinforces Nice Côte d’Azur’s eco-responsible positioning. The installation of the tramway has resulted in the construction of a 6km cycle path, a green walkway and the planting of more than 2400 trees along its route.

Between the tram stations of “Terminal 2 Airport” and “Jean Médecin”, it now takes less than 30 minutes to complete the journey and to be interconnected with tram line 1, for a fare of €1 (10-trip card) or €1.50 per solo ticket. Line 2 serves important locations such as the airport, the Grand Arénas, Phoenix Park, the centre of Nice and Port Lympia de Nice.

All kinds of transport to get around the city of Nice.

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