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2012 Worlds Nice, France: Travel, Hotel and Dining Information

For those of you planning to attend 2012 Worlds, the IFS summer intern team put together an information package for our readers.

Flights to Nice:

Almost all flights to Nice will involve a transfer in a European city.

Those of you travelling from the West and Midwestern U.S. states will likely have to transfer somewhere on the East coast en route to Europe. Canadian travellers will likely only need to make one transfer in a European city.

Approximate Flight Times (including transfers):

Boston: 10-11 hours
Calgary: 12-13 hours
Chicago: 12 hours
Dallas: 13-16 hours
Los Angeles: 14-18 hours
Montreal: 10-13 hours
New York: 11-12 hours
Miami: 12-15 hours
Phoenix: 13-17 hours
Seattle: 14-18 hours
Toronto: 10-11 hours
Vancouver: 13-15 hours

Airlines that fly directly to Nice from certain U.S. and Canadian cities:

American
Delta
United
Air Canada
Lufthansa
Air France
Swiss International Airlines
Iberia Air
British Airways

For travel Information, click on these links:

http://en.nice.aeroport.fr/Passengers/FLIGHT-Times/Airlines/List-of-Airlines

http://www.nice.aeroport.fr

http://www.nicetourisme.com (6 languages available).

A bus runs from Nice International Airport (Aeroport de Nice Cote d’Azur) to the city center (approximately 20 minutes).

Cost: €4 (approximately US$6/CDN$5.50).

Fast Facts

Skating Venue: Convention Center: Palais des Congrès Acropolis (Acropolis Exhibition Hall) in the Acropolis neighborhood of Nice
Population: 350,000 (5th largest city in France)

Climate: In March the temperature ranges between 45-58 degrees Fahrenheit

Currency: Euro (Exchange rate [approx.]: US$1 = .70 € - CDN$1 =.73€).

Getting Around Nice

Public transportation in Nice:
• Tram
• Rail
• Ferry
• Bus

Accommodation in Nice:

All Seasons Nice Vieux Port
8 rue Emannuel Philibert
Tel. +33(0)4 92 00 59 00
www.allseasonshotels.com

Rates: From 95 € ($135 USD/$130 CAD) per night - double room
A 15-minute walk to the convention center

Ibis Nice Palais de Congres
38 rue Barberis
Tel. +33(0)4 92 00 21 21
www.ibishotel.com

Rates: From 80€ ($115 USD/$110 CAD) per night - double room
10-minute walk to the convention center

Nice Riviera
45 rue Pastorelli
Tel. +33(0)4 93 92 69 60
www.nr.com.fr

Rates: From 89 €($127 USD/$122 CAD) per night - double room
15-minute walk from the convention center

Best Western Alba Hotel
41 Avenue de Jean Medecin
Tel. +33(0)4 93 88 02 88
www.Bestwestern.com

Rates: From 115 € ($165 USD/$158 CAD) per night - double room
20 minute walk to convention center

Sportmen Hotel
4 rue Barberis
Tel. +33(0)4 93 89 27 18
www.hotel-sportmen-nice.cote.azur.fr/page_en_1.html

Rates: From 75€ ($107 USD/$103 CAD) per night - double room
5 minute walk to convention center

Dining options in Nice:

Le Grand Café de Turin-Chez Jo l’Ecailler
Cuisine: Seafood
10 minute walk from skating venue
5 Place Girabaldi
Tel. 04 93 29 52 62

Creperie le Trimaran
Cuisine: Crepes
10 minute walk from skating venue
13 Place St. Francois
Tel. 04 93 80 09 35

Chez Plamyre
Cuisine: Local fare
10-15 minute walk to skating venue
5 rue Droite
Tel. 04 93 85 72 32

Chez Pipo
Cuisine: Local fare
10-15 minutes walk to skating venue
13 rue Bavastro
Tel. 04 93 55 88 82

Embassy Information:

U.S. Embassy
2 Avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris
Tel. +33(0)1 43 12 22 22

Canadian Embassy
37 Avenue Montaigne
75008 Paris
Tel. +33(0)1 44 43 29 00

Other Websites:
http://en.nicetourisme.com
www.Nicefrance.ca
www.Xe.com for up-to-date currency conversion rates

The skating venues are close to the Promenade des Anglais and the Old Towne, which features many boutiques, bistros, and the famed Flower Market.


Originally published in October 2011

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