1. Exemplary accessibility

  • 3 international airports: Nice Côte d’Azur, Marseille-Provence et Toulon-Hyères.
  • 3 regional or business airports: Avignon-Caumont, Cannes-Mandelieu, la Mole Saint-Tropez
  • 16 train stations accessible by high-speed train TGV, Thalys or Thello
  • Dense motorway networks

2. Adapted hosting facilities

  • More than 25 convention centers with 150 to 3200 seats in a plenary within 300 km, and welcoming events up to 30 000 participants
  • Numerous exhibition halls with surfaces up to 40 000 sqm
  • 3rd largest accommodation offer in Europe in terms of tourist capacity: quality accommodation facilities with a large number of 3,4 and 5 stars hotels.
  • Atypical places: architectural and design innovations, castles, museums, theaters…

3. Quality Know-how and services

  • 1 professional skills and qualification campus « tourism, hotel and food »
  • Professionals committed to quality approaches and excellent services and to providing business customers with a meeting offer tailored to their requirements.
  • 1,5 billion € invested in the tourism industry in 2014
  • 2nd incubator dedicated to tourism after Paris: Provence Travel Innovation

4. A fertile ground for business opportunities

  • 16 competitiveness clusters and enterprise networks related to structuring projects
  • 4 universities and 300 public research laboratories: more than 19 000 researchers
  • International scale projects that are structuring and ambitious: ITER, Eco-Valley Plaine du Var, Technopole Sophia Antipolis, Bastide Rouge in Cannes, Technopole de la Mer in Toulon
  • Recognized research centers and experiment facilities: INRA, INRIA, IFREMER, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Cancer Center

5. A legendary way of life

  • 700 km of coasts
  • More than 3 000 hours of sun per year
  • Incomparable range of activities: diving in the Mediterranean in the morning, skiing in the afternoon, gastronomy, wine, history and heritage, events, festivals and night life
  • A region rich in creations. Further information here