Exploring Provence Côte d’Azur: Elegance for Your Events
Provence Côte d’Azur: An Exceptional MICE Destination with Outstanding tailored made offer in « the French way »
Whether you’re an event organizer, a business leader, or an adventurous traveler seeking new experiences, the Provence Côte d’Azur region invites you to explore a unique MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) destination. Located in the southeast of France, this region stands out not only for its breathtaking natural beauty but also for its exceptional accessibility, diverse hotel network, robust infrastructure, and rich culture. Discover why Provence Côte d’Azur is the ideal destination for your next professional events. and the remarkable fact that it enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year. Don’t limit your visit to just the summer; come and experience this exceptional destination all year round.
1. Unparalleled Accessibility
Provence Côte d’Azur offers unparalleled accessibility with three airports, including two international ones located in Marseille and Nice. You can easily land here, regardless of your starting point in the world. Furthermore, the region boasts a well-developed railway network, especially with high-speed trains (TGV) from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Toulon and Marseille in just 3 hours. This sustainable connectivity facilitates travel for your participants from anywhere from Europe and the US.
2. Quality Accommodation
The region offers a balanced hotel network, providing options ranging from three-star hotels to luxurious five-star establishments. Marseille and Nice are home to nearly 10,000 rooms, offering a wide range of accommodations to meet your participants’ needs like the Intercontinental, Radisson Blu, Le Méridien. Moreover, numerous recent hotel projects, such as the iconic Carlton in Cannes, ensure that your stay meets your expectations and even more. You can experience your stay “the French way”.
3. Impressive Event Infrastructure
Event organizers will appreciate the robust infrastructure in Provence Côte d’Azur. The region has a significant numbers of Congress Centers per square meter, offering professional and structured solutions in most destinations in the territory. Whether you’re organizing a conference, a trade show, or a convention, you’ll find everything you need to ensure the success of your event.
4. Unique and Cultural Venues
Provence Côte d’Azur extends beyond conventional spaces. The region also offers unique venues for your events, including vineyards with our famous rosé near Toulon, museums, private villas along the Mediterranean in Côte d’Azur, and much more. Additionally, as a French destination, the region shines with authenticity and rich culture, featuring over 25 UNESCO heritage sites, including the Calanques National Park near Marseille, the Roman cities of Avignon and Arles, to name a few.
5. Innovation and Dynamism
Provence Côte d’Azur is not just a picturesque destination; it is also at the forefront of innovation. Nice is renowned as a « smart city » with its scientific knowledge management, while Marseille is one of the world’s six most important hubs for undersea cables. Cannes is also making strides in the field of artificial intelligence, with the launch of professional events dedicated to this future-oriented theme.
6. Enchanting Gastronomy and Nature
Your experience in Provence Côte d’Azur would not be complete without savoring the delightful Mediterranean cuisine. The region’s unique flavors will captivate you, just as its generous nature, tinted with the blue of the Mediterranean, the white of Marseille’s limestone islands, and the red of Provencal and Niçois buildings. You’ll be mesmerized by this palette of colors.
In conclusion, the Provence Côte d’Azur region is more than just a MICE destination; it is an unforgettable experience that combines accessibility, infrastructure, culture, and innovation to create an ideal setting for all types of professional events. You’ll be not only enthralled by the azure blue of the Mediterranean but also astonished by the innovative character of this region that will delight all your participants.
Laetitia CASSUTO, Deputy Director of Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Convention Bureau
A Professional Portrait
Embark on a journey through my professional experience within the realm of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions). My expertise evolves around the creation and implementation of promising strategies designed to propel a destination into the spotlight. My pursuit of excellence has led me to develop strategic action plans, conceive innovative services for event organizers, and galvanize the vibrancy of the professional community. My ambition: to elevate our reputation on both a national and international scale.
Deputy Director – Company : LINKEUS, Provence Cote d’Azur Convention Bureau
I navigate the world of commercial strategy with ease, translating ambitious action plans into reality. I am the orchestrator of international campaigns that propel our destination to unparalleled heights. The vision extends to the creation of allure stretching from the radius of Avignon to Monaco, the second-largest region in France after Paris. I ignite excitement within the professional community, cultivating a reputation that transcends borders.
My mind continually innovates, casting a discerning eye on the improvement of our services dedicated to event organizers. My mantra: personalized hospitality and the invention of groundbreaking concepts
Exploring Provence Côte d’Azur: Elegance for Your Events
We are delighted to introduce you to an extraordinary MICE destination that embodies international excellence and personalization while ensuring unparalleled accessibility for your events. Provence Côte d’Azur, located in the southeast of France, brings together the highest international standards tailored to your needs, and we are excited to share with you all that it has to offer.
Provence Côte d’Azur stands out for its exceptional accessibility by air, thanks to its two international airports. Daily flights connect the major cities in the UK to this sunny destination. Moreover, for those who prioritize Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the region offers a high-speed TGV network, placing you just an average of three hours away from Paris.
The region offers a range of renovated accommodation options, from two-star hotels to luxurious four-star establishments in the heart of the city. You’ll also find iconic palaces, including the reopening of the legendary Carlton in Cannes this summer.
Culture, Gastronomy, and Heritage
As a French destination, Provence Côte d’Azur shines with its rich culture and architectural heritage. Over 20 sites are UNESCO-listed, providing an immersion into the history and beauty of the region. Local gastronomy is an experience in itself, showcasing a diversity of flavors and delightful dishes.
Innovation in a Protected Environment
Provence Côte d’Azur combines modernity and innovation while preserving a protected and green environment. You’ll discover a destination that continually pushes boundaries while ensuring the preservation of its natural beauty.
We hope this brief introduction to Provence Côte d’Azur captured your interest. This exceptional region provides the perfect backdrop for your upcoming professional events, and we would be delighted to assist you in making them a resounding success.
Feel free to contact us for further information or visit our website to explore more of this enchanting destination.
New Projects in the future in Provence Côte d’Azur
We are thrilled to share some incredibly exciting projects in the MICE sector. Our region is in the midst of dynamic developments that promise to enhance your event experiences in remarkable ways.
New Congress Center Overlooking the Mediterranean in Nice
Imagine your next event taking place at a brand-new congress center on the Old Port, with stunning views of the Mediterranean in Nice. This addition will not only add a touch of sophistication to your gatherings but also provide a memorable backdrop for your attendees.
Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum Extension Towards the Sea
Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum is extending towards the sea, offering you the opportunity to host your events in a spectacular seaside venue. This expansion will undoubtedly elevate the level of elegance and luxury for your conferences, exhibitions, and meetings.
Innovative Urban Development on the Cannes Croisette 3.0
Cannes is set to unveil an innovative, green, and seamlessly integrated version of the iconic Croisette. The Cannes Croisette 3.0 will provide a fresh and dynamic atmosphere for your events, embracing both technology and sustainability.
Marseille’s New Maritime Competition Basin for the 2024 Olympics
As Marseille gears up to host the 2024 Olympics, we proudly introduce a brand-new maritime competition basin in the southern districts. This addition will allow for an even wider range of activities and events, complementing your MICE endeavors with unique maritime experiences.
In a nutshell, our destination never ceases to innovate and adapt to the ever-evolving principles of the MICE sector. We are committed to preserving our rich history and distinctive character, while simultaneously embracing the future of event planning.
The possibilities are limitless, and we look forward to sharing this exciting journey with you. Stay tuned for more updates, and don’t hesitate to get in touch for any inquiries or further information.