Travel and Accommodation (GM 24)

  • Hotel information

    A block booking has been organized at a discounted price (120 Euros breakfast included) for delegates at the Novotel Monte-Carlo. The hotel booking form is enclosed. All requests for the booking of accommodation will have to be sent directly to ICRI, using the following form (hotel form) to Francis Staub (fstaub@icriforum.org) before Monday, 14th December 2009. Do not contact the hotel directly.

    NOVOTEL MONTE-CARLO : 3 stars
    16, boulevard Princesse Charlotte
    MC 98000 MONACO
    www.novotel.com

  • Transportation

    The closest airport is the Nice-Côte d'Azur (NCE) airport and it just half an hour by taxi or bus from Monaco. The Airport is connected to the main European "HUBS". "Monaco Information Desk" will be provided assistance for transfers. Desks are located on the Arrival Zone, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, from 08.00 am until 09.00 pm, Sunday, 10th January 2010. Hostess will provide you assistance for transportation and any request.

    • From Nice airport to the Principality of Monaco

      Bus Transfer

      • Transfers carried out by the company " Rapides Côte D'azur - RCA "
      • Tickets can be bought on board or at the company desk in Terminals 1 or 2(2009 rate)
      • One way Ticket: 16.70€
      • Return Ticket: 24.20€

      Daily departures from Nice International Airport Terminal 1 & 2 from 08.45am to 09.15pm (including weekends), each half an hour (more information on the website). The line provides services to the Monaco hotels.

      Departures from Monaco to Nice International Airport Terminal 1 & 2 from 05.45 am to 07.40 pm

      Night Bus service for Terminal 1*

      From Thursday to Saturday (except holidays), the route "NocTAM'bus" provides 4 return trips from 10h00 pm to 5h15 am. One way ticket is 1 €, with a security guard on the bus.

      From Monaco to Terminal 1 only: 11.43 pm / 1.13 am / 3.01 am / 4.31 am

      From Nice Côte d'Azur Airport Terminal 1 only: 10.00 pm / 11.30 pm / 01.00 am/ 2.30 am

      (*) Terminal 2: accessible from Terminal 1, 10 minutes walking

      Other means of transportation

      Helicopter Transfer

      • Transfers carried out by the Héli-Air Company
      • One flight every 30mn - 07 mn duration
      • First Departure at 08am and last departure at 08.30pm (must be confirmed by the company)
      • Héli-Air shuttle service from the heliport to your hotel and return.
      • One way ticket Nice Monaco : 120.00€ VAT included - 2009 rate
      • One way ticket Monaco Nice : 105.00 € VAT included - 2009 rate
      • Return Ticket : 210.00€ VAT included

      Taxi Transfer availability

      • Minimum rate is 82.50€ - Monaco to Nice Airport
      • From Nice Airport : "Nice Taxi Riviera"- phone +33 4 93 13 78 78
      • From Monaco - Phone: 08 20 20 98 98

      Train

      International trains from the main European cities arrive at the Monaco/Monte-Carlo station, which is located in the city center.

      Arrival information can be obtained from the "Point d'Information" at the train station.

      Road

      Monaco is connected by motorway to main European cities.

  • Visas

    To enter the Monegasque territory it is necessary to travel through France and hold a valid passport, visas and/or other forms of authorizations required by the French authorities. Visa application should be made to the French Embassy or Consulate or any other country that is party to the Schengen agreement.

    Please note that the following countries do not require a short term visa (less than 90 days) to enter the French or Monegasque territories:

    Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, Holy See, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, Venezuela.

    A valid Schengen visa allows you to stay on the territory of the Principality of Monaco and Shengen countries for a period that does not exceed 90 days.

    For any further enquiry on all relevant visa issues (including health certification/insurance) that should be obtained, we strongly advise you to contact the French Embassy or Consulate of your home country.

  • General information
    • Geographical location of Monaco

      Monaco enjoys a privileged geographic location at the heart of Mediterranean Europe and stretches along a narrow 3344 meters strip of coast bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The Principality is nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, bounded by the French Riviera to the west and the Italian Riviera to the east.

    • Time zone

      Standard Time Zone: UTC/GMT + 1 hour
      Time Zone Abbreviation CET - Central European Time

    • Weather

      In January, the average temperature in the Principality of Monaco varies from 12° /15°C. Web site: www.meteo.fr

    • Electrical appliances

      In the Principality of Monaco, the electrical voltage is 220V/ 50MH - European plug type is used, therefore having converters to this type is recommended.

    • Official language

      French is the Principality's first language, but some natives speak the ancient "monégasque". English and Italian are also widely spoken.

    • Credit cards

      Credit cards which are most commonly accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops are Visa, American Express, Mastercard and Eurocard.

    • Telephone calls

      All major long-distance phone carriers provide easy access for making calls using their calling card codes from any phone or hotel. Paying calling cards are available within the Principality. The Principality of Monaco international phone code is + 377.

    • Money and Exchange

      The official currency of the Principality of Monaco is the Euro (€).

      Two foreign exchange counters are open daily, including weekends and holidays.

      • Compagnie Monégasque de Change, Parking du Chemin des Pêcheurs (Monaco-Ville)
      • Monafinances, 17 avenue des Spélugues

      Please enquire at your hotel for the nearest "bureau de change". Money can be withdrawn using a cash card or a credit card from one of the many cash machines around the city.

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