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 Access to the city: Nice

 Nice: a multi-faceted city

The sun that shines 300 days a year, the breadth and wealth of the city's internationally-renowned history and culture, the shifting shimmer of its sea, its towering mountain peaks and astounding beauty, the warmth of its local accent or the dazzling lights that illuminate its nights: nobody knows exactly what lends Nice its unique light, yet all those who have set foot here retain the memory of a rare and precious moment in time, the memory of those who light the city from within, setting hearts alight and putting stars in visitors' eyes.  

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Venue to the congress site

Nice Acropolis Convention Centre

1 Esplanade Kennedy - 06300 Nice, France
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 92 83 00 -  Website

Designed by architects Buzzi, Bernasconi, and Baptiste, Nice Acropolis Convention Center opened its doors in 1984 and was inaugurated in May 1985 when the prestigious Apollo auditorium was completed. Its layout was carefully designed: gardens, fountains, and numerous works of art are on exhibit outside the building. It has been named "Europe’s number one convention centre" for three years in a row! Its size, state-of-the art equipment and modular spaces make it one of the most versatile convention and exhibition sites in Europe.

Easy to access, the Nice Acorpolis Convention center is nestled in the heart of downtown Nice, just 15 minutes away from the airport.

Public tranportation: Ligne d'Azur

Nice inaugurated the first line of its tramway (T1) on November 24, 2007. The line runs for 8.7 km and stretches from the northern tip of Nice, Nice-Nord (Boulevard Comte de Falicon) near the Ray Stadium and the A8 motorway, all the way to “Hôpital Pasteur”. Bus service is also an excellent way to get around Nice. The network is extensive and serves the entire city.

Tramway T1 / Stop "Acropolis"
Bus 04, 17, 27, 82, 89, N1 / Stop "XVe corps"

 Download the Network "essential pocket map" /  Ligne d'Azur website

  • From the Nice Côte d’Azur airport (15 min): Take Bus n° 98 to the station ”cathédrale vieille-ville”; then take the tramway towards “Hôpital Pasteur”; Stop at “Acropolis”.
  • From the train station "Nice Ville": Take the tramway towards “Hôpital Pasteur”; Stop at “Acropolis”.

By car

From the A8 motorway “Provencal”: Exit n° 50 towards “Nice Centre“ and the “Promenade des Anglais“; then follow the sign “Acropolis“.

Parkings nearby

  •  Parking Indigo Acropolis – Jean Bouin - more info
  •  Parking Promenade des Arts - more info

 Access the city, Nice

By plane: Nice Côte d’Azur Airport 

The Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is France’s second-largest international airport. The infrastructures provided make it the second busiest airport in France, a secure, resolutely modern activity cluster, integrated in the Alpes-Maritimes's development and harmony. Nice has daily links with the main cities in Europe, North Africa, Middle East and the American continent. Nice Côte d'Azur Airport has two terminals. More than 50 airlines provide regular service to destinations throughout the world. An 80-minute flight links Nice to Paris, a connection that is offered 23 times a day.

Buses & shuttles / Diver serviceTaxi services / Airport website

By train: Nice Ville station

The national railway system provides rapid and express trains (TGV, corail) connecting the French Riviera with all parts of France and all major cities in Europe. The TGV Méditerranée high-speed train links Paris & Nice in 5h30. A "car-train" service links to the major French cities : vehicles are  transported at the same time as their owners who travel in couchettes. TER trains (Trains Express Régionaux) provide rapid connections between all the main cities on the French Riviera from Cannes to Ventimiglia.

By road

In particular, the A8 motorway, 'La Provençale', running from Aix-en-Provence to the West to the Italian border on the East. There are five exits from the motorway to reach all parts of Nice

  • Exit n°50 : Promenade des Anglais
  • Exit n°51 : Saint-Augustin / aéroport
  • Exit n°52 : Saint-Isidore
  • Exit n°54 : Nice nord
  • Exit n°55 : Nice est

Car-parks all round the city offer a total of 19.000 spaces.

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 International and European Protocol

Depending on the nationality and the duration of the stay in France, it may be necessary to obtain a visa from their nearest French Consulate before leaving home.

Additional information

  • For citizens of European Union countries, Switzerland and Monaco a current valid identity card is sufficient.
  • The fee for a short-stay visa (less than 3 months) is 60€.
  • Citizens of Bosnia, Georgia, Moldavia, Russia and Ukraine have applications fees of 35€ for short-stay visas.
  • A visa is waived for the citizens of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Antigua-&-Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chili, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong,  Israel, Japan, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Salvador, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea,  Taiwan, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Should you need a visa, apply to the French consulate in your country.
Details of the addresses can be found on the website of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs






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