The Venue

Welcome to Nice

The back-to-back meetings IUFRO 7.01 and COST Action “GreenInUrbs” will take place, in Nice, along the French-Riviera, at the “Palais de la Méditerranée” along the famous “Promenade des Anglais”.

The French Riviera (La Côte d’Azur) is a cosmopolitan Mediterranean destination situated at the heart of Europe. It enjoys a climate blessed by the gods with over 300 days of sunshine per year. Its unique natural environment, intense light and mild climate are key attributes of the stylish living synonymous with the French Riviera. Land of exception and emotion, the French Riviera owes much of its success to extraordinary diversity and wealth. A unique identity forged by the contrast between sea and mountains. The French Riviera owns a wonderful cultural heritage, an abundant crucible of creative activity for artists from all over the world, a profusion of international festivals and large events, and gourmet food bursting with sunshine given a contemporary twist by the greatest chefs.

"One day, eternal beauty went in search of a place that would never shun it. It discovered the French Riviera and settled there, immediately feeling at home... And there it has remained ever since."

           Louis NUCERA, local writer (1928-2000)

Nice, a refined lifestyle

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Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. The city is called Nice la Belle (Nissa la Bella), which means Nice the Beautiful, which is also the title of the unofficial anthem of Nice. Nice is the capital of the “Alpes-Maritimes” county. Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Nice has an irresistible charm, offering nature, culture - and sports - lovers a wide range of activities. Visitors can soak up the colors of its old Baroque town, its cuisine and major museums before contemplating the site as a whole from the Castle Hill or strolling in the sea air on the city’s best-known boulevard, the “Promenade des Anglais”.

In Nice, it’s the good life! Come and absorb its unique light, a light which accentuates all the colors, the blue of the sky and the sea, the green of trees, the ochre of the facades, "trompe l'œil" and frescoes. With your eyes wide open, all your senses are aroused! Come and discover or rediscover Nice, a city of multiple perfumes and flavors. Here, the gentle lifestyle is as much due to the city's beauty as to its exceptional climate.

"When I realised I would see that light every morning, I could not believe my happiness ... I decided never to leave Nice and remained here for my almost my entire existence".

           Henri MATISSE, painter (1869-1954)

Palais Méditerranée

Built in 1929, the majestic Art Deco facade of the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée enjoys an exceptional location on the “Promenade des Anglais”. The hotel’s majestic Art Deco facade, a national historic monument, has been sumptuously restored and can be admired today in all its original splendor. Just minutes from the old town, the hotel is the ideal location for a shopping spree or for exploring the wonders of the Riviera.

The conference room “Salon Vénitien” will be arranged in school style, with free WIFI and equipped with plugs to connect your computers.

Palais de la Méditerranée