About Nice

Nice  – A symbol of the mediterranean art of living

A seaside location, exceptional sunshine, easy access, suitable meeting infrastructures, and the Côte d’Azur picturesque landscapes make Nice a destination of choice to host the ISF World Seed Congress 2019.

As soon as you arrive, you will enjoy the exotic charm of the celebrated, palm tree-lined « Promenade des Anglais ». During your free time, discover a different atmosphere, a young and dynamic city, offering a mix of «French and Italian charm». Wander around the streets of the old city and be fascinated by the elegant Gothic or Italian Renaissance style while breathing the exotic flavours of the stunning gardens and the gorgeous flower market.

Nice is also turned towards modernity, ecology and a sustainable economy: a new tramway, high-tech companies, innovation and green programmes.

The city is the ideal starting point to explore the French Riviera and the stunning hilltop villages that dot the surrounding countryside. For the athletic-minded, the area offers a wide range of sporting activities: water sports, scuba diving, golf, hiking trails and more.

Nice is a premier cultural centre! City life moves to the rhythm of its abundant cultural events and numerous theatres and museums.

Getting to Nice

  • Airport

    Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport is located 6 km / 15 minutes from the City Centre. Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport is  the 2nd largest Airport in France offering direct service to over 100 destinations in more than 35 countries. Daily flight connections:  35 to Paris / 20 to London / 70 to major European hubs – Direct flight to New York and Dubai.
    Nice Côte d’Azur Airport website

  • Time zone

    Nice is on Central Europe Time zone: GMT + 1 hour.
    Daylight saving time starts on 31 March 2019 and ends on 27 October 2019

  • Currency

    The official national currency is the Euro (EUR).
    Approximate exchange rates calculation can be found here: Exchange rate calculator

  • Health and Medical Services

    France’s healthcare system provides some of the best public health care in the world. Visitors are strongly advised to make sure they have health insurance cover before travelling to France. If you receive treatment at a hospital as an in-patient, the cost of the stay and associated treatment will be billed as an emergency abroad and can be extremely expensive.

  • Language

    French is the official language of France. English is widely spoken within the tourism industry.

  • Climate

    With 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. Average temperature in June: Max 24° – Min. 17°. Average days of rain in June: 4 days.

  • Electricity

    In France the power sockets are of type E. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
    Adaptors can be bought from all good travel stores and department stores. For more information:

  • For more information

    Nice Convention Bureau


Enjoy a warm hospitality and a pleasant stay!

A selection of hotel room accommodation of various types and categories have been negotiated at special rates and pre-booked for Delegates attending the ISF World Seed Congress 2019.

Hotel reservations will be handled by our local agent through an online reservation portal dedicated to accommodation bookings for the ISF World Seed Congress 2019 registered participants.

Hotel reservations made by non-registered participants will be cancelled without further notice.

Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis upon availability. You may therefore proceed with your hotel reservation only after your Congress registration is confirmed.

Hotels Cancellation

Cancellation and booking changes policy for: Accommodation, Private Transfers and Pre & Post Tours.

Following your registration at the Congress you will receive a confirmation containing a link to access all information about cancellation policies for Accommodation, Private Transfers and Pre & Post Tours.


  • Transfers from/to the airport

    There are no Congress organized transfers from/to the airport. Therefore, you may take a taxi or book a private transfer service through the Travel and Accommodation website, at your own expense.
    Two public bus lines number: 98 and 99 operate from both airport terminals every 20 and 30 minutes to Nice City Centre and the railway station.

  • Public transportation

    Taxi ranks are available at Nice international and domestic airport terminals as well as throughout the city and inner-city precincts. A standard taxi will cater for four passengers or less.

  • Transfers from/to Hotels – Congress venue

    There are no Congress organized transfers from/to Hotels and Congress venue

    Nice Acropolis is located nearby city centre hotels within a comfortable 5-20 minutes walk.

  • Transfers to Social Events venues

    There are no transfers organized for the Welcome Party and the Gala Dinner to be held at Nice Acropolis.

    Nice Acropolis is located nearby city centre hotels within a comfortable 5-20 minutes walk.

  • Private Transfers

    For all those wanting to book a private transfer, this service will be available through the Travel and Accommodation website.


Entry Regulations and Visa application

Depending on your nationality, a visa is required when intending to travel to France. All visas must be applied for prior to departure at the nearest French Embassy or French Consulate in the applicant’s country of residence.

The type of visa required depends both on the duration and purpose of your stay in France: tourismprofessional purposesstudiesfamily purposes.

You will need to apply for a short-stay visa for stays equal to, or shorter than 90 days

Regulations and types of visas vary according to the French territory you intend to visit:

    • For European territory (mainland France), France complies with Schengen regulations related to the Schengen area, and issues a short-stay Uniform Schengen visa;
    • For non-European territories (French overseas territories), France issues a short-stay national visa;