Hotel & Practical Information

Accomodation, climate, opening/closing hours, public holidays, currency, area codes for France, emergency phone numbers, advice for a trouble-free stay, things to do in the French Riviera, ...


For any budget:  from 5-star luxury hotels to 1-star hotel as well as tourist residences, youth hostels...
We recommend that you find a hotel close to the tram line (Tramway stop for conference site: Saint Jean d'Angely). Alternatively, there are many hotels on the seaside (around the Promenade des Anglais) with good bus connection with the tram line.

CinC2015 has two partners with negotiated prices :

* Hi Park Residence Nice - With a special Promotion code (CINC15), you will be able to book directly on their website

* Hotel de Flore Nice - Contact them and precise you are from Computing In Cardiology 2015 (CinC2015)

In this map HERE, you will find different hotels in different areas that we recommend to you.

In the "Travel & Visa" page, you'll find additionnal information on bus and tram transportation.

The French Riviera benefits from a Mediterranean-type climate, characterized by exceptional sunshine (almost 300 days per year) and mild temperatures all year round. The weather in Nice in September is usually warm and sunny with daily temperatures ranging from 15°C to 26°.


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 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 4.30 pm, Tuesday to Friday, with some branches also opening on Saturday mornings. Most banks are closed on Monday.


Credit cards are accepted in many shops, hotels and restaurants (there is usually a minimum amount of between 7€ and 15€). You will find cash-points on just about every street corner (24 hours a day).
Bank branches, exchange offices and some post offices handle currency exchange transactions and traveller's cheques. Whatever you are buying, prices are net. A gratuity is however the custom in restaurants and for certain specific services (e.g., taxi cabs).


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


To call France in France: 0 + area number + number
To call France from abroad: 00 + 33 + number
To call abroad from France: 00 + country exchange number + number


Electric standards
220 Volts - 380 Volts / 50 Hertz


A few tips for a pleasant trouble-free stay
  • You are strongly recommended to respect smoking/no smoking signs in public places. By law, most bars and restaurants in France operate a non-smoking policy.
  • 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 a drink. But it is never expected and it is only given for good or attentive service, or at a place where you are a frequent customer. Extra generosity will never hurt.
  • If you are driving, park only where authorised and respect speed limits on highways and motorways.


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Very close (< 30 km): Monaco, Antibes, Èze, Grasse, Cannes, Lérins Islands, ...
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