10 good reasons to meet in Nice Côte d’Azur
The ideal conditions are here to combine work with relaxation!
The capital of the Côte d’Azur, Nice and its region is, after Paris, the leading tourist destination in France and one of the most popular in the world.
1 – An international airport on the city’s doorstep…
Nice Côte d’Azur airport has a tramway link from both terminals. You can easily reach the city centre in just 15 minutes. Nice Côte d’Azur airport serves more than a hundred direct destinations in some forty countries. Nice is thus directly connected to the largest European cities as well as to New York and Dubai. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport welcomed nearly 14.5 million passengers in 2019.
2 – A territory dedicated to research and innovation
With more than 5,000 researchers, a university recognised worldwide for the importance of its research – more than 1,300 permanent researchers, 130 research laboratories, the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and several national organisations, the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan area appears to be a real laboratory for experimentation and innovation in many fields.
3 – An internationally recognised centre of excellence in health with a strong focus on digital technology
With renowned researchers and professors in medicine, a first-class hospital centre, research institutes and numerous start-ups, Nice aims to become the future European city of connected health.
4 – A reference eco-responsible destination
The Nice Côte d’Azur metropolitan area is inviting research laboratories and leading-edge companies to invent an intelligent and sustainable city. The Côte d’Azur Eco-Valley, an operation of national interest, on the outskirts of the Nice Côte d’Azur airport, is a 10,000 hectare technology park in the making, dedicated to eco-technologies, and is both a testing ground and a host site for leading companies in this field.
5 – An adapted accommodation capacity, more than 200 hotels and residences, 12,000 rooms
Constantly evolving, the Nice Côte d’Azur hotel network combines quality of service and large capacity, facilitating any professional meeting whatever its nature, motivation or number of participants. What a way to combine work with pleasure!
6 – A city centre listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site
The heart of Nice has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List since July 2021 under the title “Nice, Riviera Winter Resort City”. This listing covers 522 hectares which include the Promenade des Anglais, Place Garibaldi, part of the old town, including Cours Saleya, the Port of Nice, the Colline du Château, as well as the bourgeois districts of Cimiez, Coco Beach and Mont-Boron, but also the many forest parks and vast gardens… Not to mention the rich Baroque heritage of the many churches and chapels scattered throughout the city!
7 – An international destination with an exceptional micro climate
With its climate and light, Nice has attracted residents and artists from all over the world to the Côte d’Azur for over 150 years. Its cultural heritage bears witness to the unique diversity of different eras from classical to contemporary. The city and its region also have the largest number of foundations, museums and galleries after Paris.
Nice Côte d’Azur benefits from an exceptional microclimate which contributes to its fame. Open to the sea, but protected from the wind by the hills, this unique bay in the world is truly the symbol of the art of living in the South, a mecca for tourism for nearly two centuries.
8 – A team of experts at your service
The convention bureau is there to help you gather all the elements necessary for the success of your event. It offers you free assistance, advice and expertise.
9 – Between sea and mountains
As the capital of the Côte d’Azur, Nice offers quick and easy access to the entire coastline as well as to the mountain resorts and the Mercantour National Park, only 1.5 hours from the sea.
In this natural environment, all seasons are favourable 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 one million visitors. An assertive events policy that sets the pace for the coast throughout the year.