Nice and the French Riveria is known worldwide thanks to its outstanding natural beauty and its high quality tourism. It is also rapidly developing as one of the up-and-coming areas of innovative high-tech service and business industries. 

The French Riviera

 

  • 95% of foreign companies establishing themselves on the French Riviera are "Blue Chip​​" companies and 75% of their 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
  • The Côte d'Azur is the first French region to host R & D investments of foreign companies
  • Nice Côte d'Azur airport facilitates connections with major business cities in Europe, with many flights with less than two hours flight reach.

 

NICE

 

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).

Tourist Information Office website

Looking for an address or a museum?

http://www.plan-nice.org/

www.nice.aeroport.fr

http://maps.google.fr/

 

The Main Cities around Nice

 

Monaco

The independent principality of Monaco is world falous. It is the second smallest country in the world (2.02 sq km) behind the 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 after London for real estate. Some of the famous events that take place are the F1 championship, the International Circus Festival and the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters. 

http://www.visitmonaco.com/fr

 

Cannes

More than 55 major annual events take place in the heart and soul of Cannes each year in its “Palais des Festivals et des Congrès”, attracting over 300,000 visitors and generating 768 million € in economic revenues and 12,000 jobs. 

http://www.cannes.com/

 

Sophia Antipolis

Sophia Antipolis is a technology park located in the Côte d’Azur. Universities and 1,400 companies are located here, with nearly 5,000 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.

http://sophia-antipolis.org/

 

 

Social Activities

 

Restaurants

Looking for a restaurant or a place to have a drink?

http://sortir.local.fr/nice/   Lastest events and new openings in Nice 

http://www.tripadvisor.fr/   Customer reviews on restaurants, activities and hotels

http://www.levieuxnice.fr/  Latest events and sercices in the Le Vieux Nice (the Old Town)

 

Leisure

To find a fitness center or sports club:

http://www.nice.fr/Sport-loisirs

Skiing 1.5 hours from Nice 

http://www.stationsdumercantour.com/

Cinéma:

Pathé Massena, Rialto and Mecury show original versions of films

http://www.allocine.fr/

Theater, concerts, and exhibitions:

http://nice.fr/Culture/Theatre

http://www.fnacspectacles.com/

 

Shopping

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

 

 

 

Museums

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

http://www.nicetourisme.com/musees

 

To find Practical Information

http://www.pagesjaunes.fr/

Looking to buy second-hand items:

http://www.leboncoin.fr/annonces/offres/provence_alpes_cote_d_azur/

Your way around the campus

How to get to the campus

  • By bus
www.lignesdazur.com (the public transport company)
Lines 9-10-23-59-70
Bus stop: « La Vallière / Promenade»
From Airport Terminal 1: Take the 23 bus on Promenade des Anglais 
From Airport Terminal 2: Take the free shuttle bus towards Terminal 2 and take the 23 bus on Promenade des Anglais. 
Shuttle bus hours: From 4.30 AM to 00:30, every 10 mins
 
  • By train
www.ter-sncf.com (regional train)
Train station: Nice Saint Augustin
Walk on Boulevard René Cassin (towards the center)
  • 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 :

  • Bus:

1,50€ ticket, to be paid in coins, from the bus driver. Validate your ticket using the machine on the bus. 

  • Tram:

1,50€ ticket at the station, paid for either in coins or by card. Validate your ticket. The tram does not go all the way from EDHEC to the city centre yet so you may have to change and take the bus. 

  • One-way tickets 

1,50€ tickets on the bus and tram are one-way only, but valid for 74 minutes so if you need to take the bus, then the tram straight after, validate the same ticket. You must validate your ticket every time, otherwise you could earn a fine! 

 

Your way around campus

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

 Nice Saint Augustin Train Station

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

 Saint Laurent du Var Train Station:

Every day from 5.00 AM to 00.30 AM

Passes by every 20-30 minutes 

 

Facilities:

Post office: 94 boulevard René Cassin 06200 Nice

Monday 14:00-17:15
Tuesday to 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 Monday to Friday

Ubaldi store (Home Electronics): 272 bis avenue de la Californie 06200 Nice

 Monday to Saturday 10:00-19:00
Sunday closed

Supermarkets

 

Supermarket Casino : 2 Boulevard René Cassin, 06200 Nice

 Monday to Saturday 8:30 - 20:30
Sunday  9:00-13:00

Supermarket Carrefour City : 77 Boulevard René Cassin, 06200 Nice

 Monday to Saturday 9:00 - 21:00

Sunday  9:00 to 13:00

Stay healthy on campus

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

 Doctor PALLANCA : 94 boulevard René Cassin, 06200 Nice
04.93.83.39.87

 Doctors located:49 boulevard René Cassin ,06200 Nice
Doctor MARTINEZ
04.93.83.19.86
Dentist FITOUSSI
04.93.18.90.12

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