Nice and the cote d'azur information

Nice is located on the French Riviera, worldwide known thanks to its outstanding natural environment and the quality of its tourism infrastructure. It is also positioned as one of the most promising sites to host the boom of the innovative high-tech industries and the service and business sectors predominate, testifying to the French Riviera's two major industries: tourism and technology.

Some features on the French Riviera


  • 95% of foreign companies establishing themselves on the French Riviera are "Blue Chip values​​," and 75% of the projects focus on the implementation of IT or Biotech industries
  • The biggest names in the Internet and Mobile Phone Industries concentrate their innovation efforts here, along with hundreds of start-ups
  • Côte d'Azur is the first French region to host R & D investments of foreign companies
  • The Geo-Strategic Riviera is exceptional thanks to the Nice Côte d'Azur airport, and major business cities in Europe are less than 2 hours flight reach.




Nice is the fifth biggest city in France (347,060 inhabitants) and is at the center of an urban community of more than 500,000 inhabitants and a department of one million inhabitants.
Nearly 10 million tourists per year visit the Cote d'Azur, 4 million of which come to Nice. Nice is also the second largest hotel industry in France after Paris.

Business tourism represents 10% of Nice visitors that means between 1.5 and 2 million business tourists per year thanks to its infrastructures: the international airport (2nd most important airport in France), 185 hotels and two convention centers; the Palais des Congrès (capacity of 12,000 people) and the Acropolis Centre (14,000 m2 space).

For more information, check the Tourist Information Office website

Looking for a street, a museum? Want to make a reservation:


The main cities around Nice



The independent principality of Monaco is worldwide known. It is the second smallest country in the world (2.02 sq km) behind Vatican and is interrelated to France.

Monaco is also a wealthy country with a GNP of US$ 7.240 billions (US$ 222,022 per capita) mainly provided by services, trade and banks and is the second most expensive city for real estate (behind London)
Some famous events: the F1 championship, the International Circus Festival and the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters…



Major annual events take place in Cannes in its “Palais des Festivals et des Congrès” among which the famous Festival de Cannes but also international conferences, B to B event. To sum up more than 55 professional events attract more than 290,000 visitors per year.

The “Palais des Festivals et des Congrès” is the heart
and soul of Cannes with almost 300 days of activity
throughout the year, 768 million € in economic
revenues and nearly 12,000 jobs involved.



Sophia Antipolis is a high tech city located on the Côte d’Azur and is the largest high-tech cluster in France.

Universities and about 1400 companies are located in Sophia Antipolis with nearly 5000 students and researchers and 30,000 employees focused on advanced scientific research in information technology and communication (ICT), multimedia, life sciences energy, water management, risks and sustainable development.



Social Activities



Looking for a restaurant, a place to have a drink….   the new places and events to come in Nice   the ranking of customers  the new places, events and services you can find in the old town. (Le vieux nice).


Leisure (sport, cinema, theatre…)

To find a fitness center or sport associations:

Want to go skiing at about 1h30 distance from Nice:

A good movie at night:

Pathé Massena, Rialto, Mercury offer films in original versions

Theater, concert, exhibitions:



Rue Massena, known as “Zone Piétonne” (pedestrian) and avenue Jean Médecin are the 2 main commercial streets in the centre of Nice. The Vieux Nice is also a trendy but more expensive place to go shopping.





A lot of museums in Nice are free and organize unique exhibitions


To find practical informations

Looking for a tel number, an address, a doctor…

Looking to buy a second hand fridge or a bicycle or whatever:

Your way around the campus

How to get to the campus

  • By bus (the public transport company)
Lines 9-10-23-59-70
Bus stop: « La Vallière / Promenade»
From the Airport Terminal 1: Take the bus 23 on Promenade des Anglais
From the Airport Terminal 2:Take the shuttle toward Terminal 1 and take the bus 23 on Promenade des Anglais
Shuttle hours: From 4.30 AM to 00:30 Every 10 min
  • By train (regional train)
Train station: Nice Saint Augustin
Walk on the Boulevard René Cassin (toward center direction)
  • By car
Depending on where you come from, check your itinerary on:
Note that it is quite difficult to park close to EDHEC

Coming the first day at school :

  • You take the bus :

- the ticket cost 1,50€ (to be paid with coins) you can pay it directly to the bus driver and validate your ticket.
- as approaching your bus stop, press the red button to notify the bus driver to open the door.

  • You take the tramway :

- the ticket cost 1,50€ and you can pay it directly at the tramway station and validate your ticket
- The tramway is not reaching EDHEC so you have to make a change and take the bus.

  • The ticket you buy is a one way ticket :

- You can use the same one either for bus or tramway and you have 74 minutes to change the transportation (other bus or tramway ) with the same ticket . Please validate your ticket every time you get on a bus.
Note that you will need change to pay your ticket

Your way around the campus

Bus 9/10: every day from 4:50 AM to 9:40 PM

 Train station Nice Saint Augustin:  Every day from 5.00 AM to 00.30 AM
Pass by every 20-30 minutes

Train station Saint Laurent du
Var :

Every day from 5.00 AM to 00.30 AM
Pass by every 20-30 minutes


Post office: 94 boulevard René Cassin 06200 Nice
Monday 14:00-17:15
Tuesday through Friday 09:00-11:45 14:15-17:15
Saturday 09:00-12:00
Sunday closed

Police station: Traverse Digue des Français 06200 Nice
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Préfecture : CADAM - 147, boulevard du Mercantour 06200 Nice
Open only from Monday through Friday

Ubaldi store (electronic device): 272 bis avenue de la Californie 06200 Nice
From Monday through Saturday 10:00-19:00
Closed on Sunday

Supermarket / food :


Supermarket Casino : 2 Boulevard René Cassin, 06200 Nice From Monday through Saturday 8:30 to 20:30
Sunday from 9:00-13:00

Supermarket Carrefour City : 77 Boulevard René Cassin, 06200 Nice
From Monday through Saturday 9:00 to 21:00
Sunday from 9:00 to 13:00

Stay healthy around the campus

 Pharmacie Lavallière : 11 Rue Dunoyer de Segonzac, 06200 Nice
Monday :14:30 – 19:15
Tuesday through Friday :
08:30 – 12:30, 14:30 – 19:15
Saturday : 08:30 – 12:30
Sunday : Closed

 Pharmacie du Phoenix : 22 Boulevard René Cassin, 06200 Nice
Monday :14:30 – 19:30
Tuesday through Friday :
08:30 – 12:30, 14:30 – 19:30
Saturday : 08:30 – 12:30
Sunday : Closed

 Doctor PALLANCA : 94 boulevard René Cassin, 06200 Nice

 Doctors located:49 boulevard René Cassin ,06200 Nice

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