Nice - A symbol of the mediterranean art of living
A seaside location, exceptional sunshine, easy access, suitable meeting infrastructures, and the Côte d’Azur picturesque landscapes make Nice a destination of choice to host the 21st ESVOT Congress in 2022.
As soon as you arrive, you will enjoy the exotic charm of the celebrated, palm tree-lined « Promenade des Anglais ». During your free time, discover a different atmosphere, a young and dynamic city, offering a mix of «French and Italian charm». Wander around the streets of the old city and be fascinated by the elegant Gothic or Italian Renaissance style while breathing the exotic flavours of the stunning gardens and the gorgeous flower market.
Nice is also turned towards modernity, ecology and a sustainable economy: a new tramway, high-tech companies, innovation and green programmes.
The city is the ideal starting point to explore the French Riviera and the stunning hilltop villages that dot the surrounding countryside. For the athletic-minded, the area offers a wide range of sporting activities: water sports, scuba diving, golf, hiking trails and more.
Nice is a premier cultural centre! City life moves to the rhythm of its abundant cultural events and numerous theatres and museums.
Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport is located 6 km / 15 minutes from the City Centre. Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport is the 2nd largest Airport in France offering direct service to over 100 destinations in more than 35 countries. Daily flight connections: 35 to Paris / 20 to London / 70 to major European hubs – Direct flight to New York and Dubai.
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport
Nice is on Central Europe Time zone: GMT + 1 hour.
Daylight saving time starts on 27 March 2022 and ends on 30 October 2022
The official national currency is the Euro (EUR).
France’s healthcare system provides some of the best public health care in the world. Visitors are strongly advised to make sure they have health insurance cover before travelling to France. If you receive treatment at a hospital as an in-patient, the cost of the stay and associated treatment will be billed as an emergency abroad and can be extremely expensive.
With a gentle climate all year round, Nice enjoys an exceptional microclimate which is part of what the city is well-known for. The city looks over the Mediterranean, but is protected from the wind by the backdrop of hills. Average temperature end of September/beginning of October: Max 22° – Min. 17°.
French is the official language of France. English is widely spoken within the tourism industry.
In France the power sockets are of type E. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Adaptors can be bought from all good travel stores and department stores.
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Transfers from/to the airport
There are no Congress organized transfers from/to the airport. Therefore, you may take a taxi or book a private transfer service through the Travel and Accommodation website, at your own expense.
Two public bus lines number: 98 and 99 operate from both airport terminals every 20 and 30 minutes to Nice City Centre and the railway station.
Public transportationTaxi ranks are available at Nice international and domestic airport terminals as well as throughout the city and inner-city precincts and at Nice Acropolis main entrance.
A standard taxi will cater for four passengers or less.
Transfers from/to Hotels – Congress venueThere are no Congress organized transfers from/to Hotels and Congress venue
Nice Acropolis is located nearby city centre hotels within a comfortable 10-20 minutes walk.
Entry Regulations and Visa application
Depending on your nationality, a visa is required when intending to travel to France. All visas must be applied for prior to departure at the nearest French Embassy or French Consulate in the applicant’s country of residence.
You will need to apply for a short-stay visa for stays equal to, or shorter than 90 days
For European territory (mainland France), France complies with Schengen regulations related to the Schengen area, and issues a short-stay Uniform Schengen visa.