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Nice, France
December 16-18th, 2013

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Venue & Accomodations

Conference Venue

The conference will take place at the Maison du Séminaire near to Nice's Port.

Travel and visa

Located in a residential district on the seafront, overlooking the beautiful panorama of the "Baie des Anges" and close to the famous "Promenade des Anglais", "La Maison du Séminaire" is only a few steps away from the city centre.

La Maison du Séminaire, 29, Bd. Franck Pilatte, 06300 Nice, France

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Nice Airport : http://en.nice.aeroport.fr

Nice Tramway

The Nice train station is located in the heart of the city.

Bus service is also an excellent way to get around Nice. The network is extensive and serves the entire city.

How to reach la Maison du Séminaire:

By plane:
Nice-Côte d’Azur airport, about 4 km from Nice city centre.
From the terminal 1or 2 you can take a taxi or a bus to reach the “maison du séminaire” (see below)

By train
The main train station "Nice Ville" is located in the heart of the city. It has seven sets of tracks with covered platforms.
From the railway station you can take a taxi or a bus to reach the “maison du séminaire” (see below)

By bus:

  • From the airport:
    Line 98 “Riquier Aeroport” stop at bust stop “Le Port-Arson”– Then take the bus line 30 “gare SNCF – Riquier”. The Stop is “la réserve” (takes about 50 min, buses every 30 min)
  • From the railway station: Bus line 30. The stop is 'La Réserve'
  • From Nice city centre: Lines 20 and 30

General timetable and maps of public transportation: ligne d’azur

By taxi
Approximate cost from airport to MDS is €35.00 depending on time of day, traffic and amount of luggage. Remember to pay only the price displayed on the actual taxi meter. It is recommended that you always ask for a receipt.
Transfert Service (English spoken) +33 (0) 6 09 50 92 53
Taxi Switchboard for Nice: +33 (0)4 93 13 78 78. 
Motorbike transport: +33 (0) 6 58 79 81 31
see also: http://www.cote-azur.com.fr

Tel: +33 6 12 22 88 94

By car:
From the motorway A8, exit 50 (Promenade des Anglais) or exit 55 (Nice-Centre Nice-L'Ariane Le Port) and follow the signs 'Le Port'. Once you get to Nice Harbour, take the Boulevard de Stalingrad and then Boulevard Frank Pilatte.
Free car park at your disposal, in a large shaded park, closed at night by an electronic system.

Passports & Visa

Every person entering France should have a valid passport and/or identification card. You may need a Visa depending of your country of origin. Please contact the nearest French Embassy or Consulate to your home for further information.
The Congress Office can issue, upon request, an official letter of invitation (for invited speakers only).
Please apply to: info-opodis13@inria.fr


Nice being a most touristic city in summer season, we strongly encourage participants book their hotel as soon as possible. 
Participants are warmly advised to stay right on the spot at "La Maison du Séminaire", the conference site.
The number of rooms being limited (41 rooms only!) please book directly as soon as you can and mention you take part in the OPODIS 2013 conference.

29 boulevard Franck Pilatte
06300 NICE
Tel : +33 (0)4 93 89 39 57
Fax : +33 (0)4 93 26 79 99

The “Maison du Seminaire” has charming bedrooms equipped with private bathroom, telephone and TV, of which more than half with a view of the sea, the Baie des Anges, the beaches and the port of Nice.
The rest of the rooms have view on the park and the green hanging gardens.


80€ twin or single room, sea view
60€ twin or single room, garden

The following is a list of hotels conveniently situated not too far from La Maison du Séminaire:

120 Boulevard Carnot
06300 NICE
Tel : +33 (0)493.89.39.35
Fax : +33 (0)492.04.22.56
Indicative fare: from 50€ to 80€

Hôtel Villa Malouine**
62 Boulevard Carnot
06300 Nice
Tel : +33 (0)493.89.56.80
Fax : +33 (0)493.26.29.38
Indicative fare: from 50€ to 100€

Clair Hôtel **
      23, Bd Carnot
      Impasse Terra Amata
      06300 Nice
      Tel : 33 (0)4 93 89 69 89
Indicative fare: from 50€ to 100€

You can also check the website of the Nice tourist office

General map of the area indicating the location of most of the hotels cited above [faire plan google map personalise]

Visitor Information

Money and Currency
Credit cards are accepted in many shops, hotels and restaurants (there is usually a minimum amount of between €7 and €15). For cash, you will find cash-points in many places in the city center (24 hours a day).
Bank branches, exchange office and some post offices handle currency exchange transactions and traveller’s cheques.
Whatever you are buying, prices are inclusive of service and all taxes.

To call France in France: 0 + number (9 digits)
To call France from abroad: 00 + 33 + number (9 digits)
To call abroad: 00 + country code + number

Opening Hours
Shops are usually open from 9 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Department stores may stay open until 9 pm. Banks are open from 8.30 to 12 noon and 2 to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, with some branches opening on Saturday mornings.

A few tips for a pleasant trouble-free stay
You are not allowed to smoke in indoor public places. You are strongly recommended to respect smoking/no smoking signs.
It is always useful to have a little cash on you at all times for little out-of-pocket expenses like taxi fares to the airport, drinks, etc.
A service charge is included in the price of each item on the menu in any cafe or restaurant as required by French law. In theory, no further tipping is expected.
However, it is pretty common to leave something after a bite to eat or drink. But it’s never expected and is only given for good or attentive service, or at a place you attend frequently. Extra generosity will never hurt.
If you are driving, park only where authorized and respect speed limits on highways and motorways.

Health Insurance and Health Emergencies
The Organizers will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property
belonging to Congress participants, either during or as a result of the Congress or during all events.
Participants are strongly recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accident, lost luggage
and trip cancellation.

Emergency phone numbers
Dial the following numbers (toll-free)
SAMU (medical emergencies): 15
Police emergency: 17
Fire-brigade: 18
European emergency call: 112

Nice, Capital of the French Riviera, is a charming city between sea and mountains, which has a strong cultural heritage. You will discover the French gastronomy and specialities from Nice, the numerous museums (Musée Matisse, Musée des Arts Asiatiques, Musée des Beaux Arts, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain (MAMAC), Musée Chagall…) and of course various places like “la promenade des Anglais” or “le Vieux Nice”. In “La Promenade des Anglais”, you may practice sports like running, roller skating or cycling, enjoy the beauty of the Meditterean Sea and spend some time on the beach. You can also walk downtown to do some shopping or just discover the city by using the Tramway which allows you to go about everywhere in Nice. There are many places to go out to enjoy your evenings in the Vieux Nice, around the harbor or downtown.
The Nice tourism office staff will be more than happy to help you planning your trip.

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