WELCOME TO NICE
December 13-16, 2012
“A natural brilliance”
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Wednesday December 12
Departure from the US
Thursday December 13
Arrival in Nice
Check in at West End Hotel ****
Visit & lunch at Holiday Inn Hotel ****
Orientation tour of Nice by coach
Visit of Radisson Blu Hotel ****
Friday December 14
FAM TRIP PROGRAM
Breakfast and welcome presentation by Director of Nice
Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mr. Denis ZANON
Visit of Clarion Grand Hotel Aston ****
Visit & lunch at Park Inn Hotel ****
Transfer to Saint-Paul de Vence, visit and “pétanque“
Transfer back to Acropolis Convention & Exhibition Center
Return to West End Hotel ****
Pick up for dinner at Palais de la Méditerranée Hotel *****
Saturday December 15
Breakfast at leisure
Discover the old town and get a taste of Nice, organised
by Mathez Travel
Visit & lunch at hotel Le Méridien ****
Transfer to Eze, visit of Fragonard : the laboratory factory
Return to Nice, stop at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in
Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat
Visit & aperitif at Hotel Massena ****,
Dinner at Aphrodite - Restaurant , 1 star Michelin,
Chef David Faure
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Sunday December 16
Breakfast, shopping and time at leisure
Transfer to the Airport for flights
Nice Convention and Visitors Bureau
5, Promenade des Anglais
Sabrina VOLLE – MICE Development
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Atout France / French Convention Bureau
825 Third Avenue, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Anne-Sophie RABREAUD - Manager, Meeting &
Tel: 1 212 745 0961
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation at Hotel West End ****
YOUR DETAILED PROGRAM
Hotel with a « Belle epoque » style built on the Promenade
des Anglais in 1842, the West End hotel has 121 rooms,
some with sea view, some junior suites and a suite
ambassadeur overlooking the Mediterranean sea. The
restaurant « Le siècle» is in an Art Deco style with its glass
roof, its red velvet seats, its copper tones and wooden panels
and proposes cuisine marrying the french gastronomy with
If you wish to organise your business breakfast, your conferences, your gala dinners or
prestigious cocktails, we will propose our 9 rooms, among them 3 with daylight and 1
overlooking the sea.
Lunch at Hotel Holiday Inn ****
Ideally located in the heart of Nice, on the famous and luxurious « Carré d’or » district, the
Hotel Holiday Inn is perfectly adapted for business or leisure, and will be fully refurbished for
spring 2012. Conviviality and well-being are our priority.
131 spacious and comfortable rooms offer a calm and
relaxing atmosphere. Our typical restaurant « Chez Panisse
» proposes exceptional Mediterranean food, and our bar with
its shaded terrace is open from noon to midnight.
Note: A solarium, a fitness room with a nice view of the city,
and 2 meetings rooms with daylight, up to 200 people in
Dinner at Hotel Radisson Blu ****
Facing the sea on the famous Promenade des Anglais, the
Radisson Blu hotel Nice is ideally located between the Nice
Côte d’Azur airport and the old city. This contemporary urban
resort combines luxury and elegance, ensuring an
The hotel has 331 bedrooms and suites, 188 bedrooms
equipped with a private terrace and breathtaking view over
the Mediterranean sea. With its 14,000 sqft conference
center, the hotel offers 12 meeting rooms and 20 breakout
rooms, most of them with natural daylight and all equipped
with TV screen, free wifi, nespresso machine. The plenary room can welcome up to 350
delegates. The hotel’s private beach can be privatized for any event, hosting up to 400
people. The vast panoramic rooftop terrace offers a truly unforgettable experience with the
breathtaking view overlooking the Bay of nice: panoramic restaurant « La Terrasse », « Pool
Bar & Lounge », swimming pool. 7,000 sqft, which can be privatized for your event, cocktails,
lunches and dinners.
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Clarion Grand Hotel Aston ****
Across from the fountains and gardens on Place Masséna in the
heart of Nice: 147 soundproof air-conditioned rooms with
bathroom, hairdryer, direct phone line, TV, radio, mini-bar, room
Balconies on 6th floor. Currency exchange, secretariat, concierge,
hotel safe. 8 private lounges (up to 200 seats), « l’Horloge »
restaurant (60 seats). Public Place Masséna car park (5 min). On
the 7th floor: «Livingstone» area: 2,210 sqft of modular airconditioned
covered banqueting space.
Lunch at Hotel Park Inn ****
The Park Inn hotel Nice is a 4-star hotel, ideally located, in the heart of Arenas business
area and close to Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and Palais Nikaïa Concert hall. The hotel offers
151 modern rooms, bright and spacious, equipped with air-conditioning, safe, cable TV and
high speed wireless internet access.
Our 7 daylight meeting rooms, fully equipped, are the perfect
venue to organize your meetings, seminars or private events with
Need a break: relax in our outdoor swimming pool with jacuzzi or
a tour wellness center with sauna, steam bath and gym.
Enjoy our free shuttle bus running 24/24 to Nice Airport, the
beautiful Saint-Laurent du Var Marina and Cap 3000 shopping
Discover Saint-Paul de Vence
The village of Saint-Paul de Vence harbours countless treasures within its ramparts.
Medieval walls encircle narrow streets and
capture the heritage of more than a thousand
years. Picking out the marks of history, either
alone or with a guide, is to enter into the soul of
Saint-Paul de Vence. The fountain at the heart of
the village fills St-Paul's medieval vaults with
music. To quote the poet Verlaine: "The fountain's
silvery murmur plays on."
Celebrities and Saint-Paul : follow the famous
steps of Aimé and Marguerite Maeght, James
Baldwin, Marc Chagall, Paul and Baptistine
Roux, Yves Montand and Simone Signoret.
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Acropolis Convention & Exhibition Center
Although the principal business of Acropolis is to host
international events, a good number of events for the
general public also take place there.
With its 5 auditoriums (250 to 2,500 seats), its 121,200 sqft
hall, its 20 to 900 seat meeting rooms and its 300,000 sqft
scalable spaces, Acropolis is among the world’s most famous
conference and exhibition centres.
Internationally recognised, it has high-performance, state of
the art equipment. The services and technical skill available can tackle the most challenging
projects. Managed by the GL EVENTS group since 2007, the Acropolis conference center
offers services in all event areas, from design to implementation of all kinds of event.
Dinner at Palais de la Méditerranée *****
This magnificent 5* hotel features 188 rooms including 14
suites boasting sea or city views, each with terrace or
balcony and complimentary wireless broadband. The Palais
de la Méditerranée has the highest conference capacity of
all hotels in Nice, with 17,000 sqft spread across 7 rooms,
to accommodate your meetings, conferences, seminars,
conventions or dinner parties. Hotel guests will also enjoy
free access to the indoor/ outdoor heated pool open all year
round, Turkish bath, sauna, and fitness room. The five salons in the hotel are all exposed
to natural daylight, air conditioned, soundproofed, and feature the latest generation
equipment technology, wireless broadband and are fully scalable and customisable. The two
salons within the Casino, Vénitien and Azur, both have direct access, a private lounge and a
cloakroom, and offer evening dancing and music entertainment.
Between Nice and Monaco, the picturesque
village of Eze clinging to cliffs is one of the most
beautiful villages of Provence. In addition to its
magnificent views, where the eye focuses on the
French Riviera to Nice, the site covers three "ledges"
- the high ledge, suspended between sea and sky,
the village of Eze itself, hung a little lower, and
finally, bathed by the Mediterranean sea, the small
resort of Eze-Bord-de-mer.
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Fragonard : the laboratory factory
Suspended above the sea, on the Moyenne Corniche between
Nice and Monaco, stands our perfume, soap and cosmetics
factory equipped with the most modern laboratories and
In 1926 they took the name of Parfumerie Fragonard as a
tribute to the famous painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Here, on
a daily basis, are produced our perfumes, cosmetics and
soaps in a setting imbued with respect for tradition.
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
30 min from the Nice Cote d’Azur airport the Villa Ephrussi
de Rothschild stages the most beautiful receptions on
the French Riviera.
The grand Patio:Built in the hispano-Moorish style, with a
colonnade made from Veronese pink marble and a variety of
works of art, conjuring up the ambience of the great italian
palaces. It can host guests throughout the year in this
The oriental dining room: Circular with 11 bay windows,
offering a panoramic view over the Bay of Villefranche-sur-
Mer. This area opens out onto the terrace and has direct
access to the gardens.
The French Garden: 100,000 sqft in area, adorned with
waterfalls and flower beds, provides a setting for
unforgettable receptions during the fine weather months.
Evening events can make use of the florentine, spanish and
The Florentine walk: at the bottom of the French gardens
features a magnificent view over Villefranche harbour, facing
the setting sun.
Dinner at Restaurant Aphrodite - 1 Star Michelin
David Faure & Aphrodite invite you to discover a lively and inventive cuisine. Together they
have fun, distract you so that you can have an inspired, exciting meal combining tradition and
new trends: techno-emotional, food-pairing... a cuisine always in motion by a Michelin
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10 GOOD REASONS FOR CHOOSING NICE
A city of excellence
Nice is the capital of a cutting edge technology environment with an outstanding centre for
scientific and medical research located near the Sophia-Antipolis science park and the
University of Nice-sophia- Antipolis.
An international gateway near the city centre
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, located just 15 minutes from the city center, serves 104 destinations
in over 30 countries with 55 airlines. High speed trains (TGV) to European main cities and a
number of motorway links wonderfully complement the city’s air connections.
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. The unique
Bay of Nice truly symbolises the Riviera lifestyle, and has been a tourist Mecca for almost two
The city between the Mediterranean and the Alps
Nice, the capital of the French Riviera, provides easy and fast access to the whole of the coastal
area as well as to the mountain resorts and the Mercantour National Park, just one and a half
hours from the coast. In this natural setting, any season is perfect for incentive trips and to
undertake unusual tours and voyages of discovery.
A cosmopolitan and multicultural destination
Thanks to its climate and the special quality of the light, Nice has always drawn in visitors and
artists from all parts of the world. Its cultural heritage bears witness to the unique diversity of
the city’s numerous periods, from classical times to modern era. The city and surrounding region
feature the highest number of foundations, museums and art galleries after Paris.
Land of creativity
A festive atmosphere reigns all year round with over 2,000 shows and exhibitions each year. In
February, the Nice Carnival, the largest event on the Riviera in the winter, attracts over a million
visitors, and has been running for almost 130 years.
A convention center right in the heart of the city
Located in the city center, just twenty minutes from the Nice Côte d’Azur airport, the Acropolis
center (one of the largest in Europe) offers 380,000 sqft of scalable spaces, and 5 auditoriums
from 250 to 2,500 seats.
A hotel stock near the Acropolis conference center
Now, the majority of hotels for conference-goers can be reached quickly by tram, with
services running from the Place Masséna to the Acropolis Convention Centre. In addition, most
hotels are located within walking distance (about 15 minutes) from the Convention Center.
A full range of customized services
Whether they be conferences or seminars, conventions or trade fairs, product launches or sales
promotions, each project is made unique and given top priority, this is confirmed by the quality
charter « Meetings industry ».
Spreading the know-how: Nice convention and visitors bureau just for you
The Nice Convention and Visitors Bureau is here to provide you with all the help you need to
ensure your event is a success. The bureau offers help, advice and an impeccable level of
Further information on www.en.meet-in-nice.com
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