Please, find below a draft of a document presenting some
information for the people who will attend the 9-13 of march ISO-C++ meeting in
Sophia Antipolis. Feel free to ask any modification or more information about
any topic. May I let you propagate the document?
I do not know yet if I'll be able to attend the meeting in NJ,
so I would like the document to contain sufficient information. In any case, I
hear that somebody from France (Valentin Bonnard: firstname.lastname@example.org) will attend the
meeting. If I do not come, I have already given him my portable phone number so
that questions could be answered immediately.
Of course, we'll settle down several web pages about the
meeting very soon.
Here are some informations about the accomodation for the 9-13
of march 1998 ISO-C++ meeting in Sophia Antipolis (France). The rates have been
calculated on the basis of 1 USD = 6FF. The exchange rate may of course vary
before march. The prices indicated have been negociated especially for the
meeting. Renting a car is highly recommended, because most distances are long
and the public transport network is not very dense.
The weather in march is very difficult to predict, it may be
rainy, sunny, cold, cool, or even almost warm. But if you plan to have a bath in
the mediterranean, better take a diving suit with you!
The airport which is
closest to Sophia Antipolis is Nice Airport. Sophia is something like 25 km
away from the airport. The airport offers various direct international
connexions (via Delta Airlines http://www.delta-air.com) among which
New York. Flights from Paris arrive or leave Nice Airport roughly every half
an hour (two main airlines: Air Inter and AOM). If you plan to take a taxi from Nice Airport to Sophia Antipolis, be
ready to pay something like $65, in french currency (only cash is accepted
in most taxis).
The meeting will be held in the University of Nice,
more specifically at the "Ecole Superieure en Sciences
Informatiques" aka "ESSI":
ECOLE SUPERIEURE EN SCIENCES
930, Route des Colles
F-06903 Sophia Antipolis CEDEX
Phone: (+33) 4-92-96-50-50
Fax: (+33) 4-92-96-50-55
During the meeting ESSI will provide access to
workstations (Sun and PC) and full Internet connection. It will be possible
to reserve a room nearby to have lunch.
All Hotels are at the same distance
(roughly 2 km) from the meeting rooms, and all located in a 500m long area.
In order to get the rates indicated, reservation must be done at latest 15th
of january and referencing ILOG/AFNOR rate. Do not use the Web sites for
reservation, only for browsing.
Rated **** (Executive Class).
3550, Route des Dolines
F-06901 Sophia Antipolis
Phone: (+33) 4-92-96-68-78
Fax: (+33) 4-92-96-68-96
Rate: $95 per night, breakfast included.
Rue Albert Caquot
Phone: (+33) 4-92-96-04-04
Fax: (+33) 4-92-96-05-05
Rate: $82 per night, breakfast
Rue Albert Caquot
Phone: (+33) 4-93-65-30-60
Fax: (+33) 4-93-95-83-99
Rate: $60 per night, breakfast
As indicated above, renting a car is
highly recommended. Hotels are a bit too far to be considered as
"walking distance" from the meeting rooms in the University of
Nice. Furthermore, to be able to access all the nice places on the French
Riviera, it will be very valuable. Before reserving, be aware that
"automatic gearbox" is very expensive (Group D at AVIS)... The
cheapest we've found is AVIS, but you're invited to check prices directly on
the Web, because you may find lower prices there. Notice when comparing that
a generous number of kilometers are included in the AVIS
Available directly in Nice Airport. The rate is negociated
provided that the car is returned at the airport.
Phone: (+33) 4-93-80-63-52
Fax: (+33) 4-93-87-32-82
The rates are meant for seven days, and include 300km per
Subcompact (Manual): $259
B Category (Manual): $313
When booking, specify
We have been thinking of a tour to
Monaco on the saturday 14th. The best offer we've found is the following
one. We need to be aware early enough to which bracket the attendance will
belong to (20->30, 31->40, more?).
This tour passes
through enchanting Eze, a 14th-century hilltop village 1200 feet above Nice
level which you enter through a fortified double gateway. The steep narrow
streets are full of boutiques and artists' workshops and you can see most of
the French Riviera from the exotic garden. There is also a Fragonard perfume
factory to visit.
Monaco, the old town and the capital of the
independent principality which is surrounded by France, is built on a rock
with perpendicular drops to the sea. You will arrive in time to see the
Changing of the Guard outside Prince Rainier's Palace at noon. The
principality has been in the hands of the Grimaldi family since 1297 and the
present Prince is particularly known in the U.S. for his marriage to the
American film star Grace Kelly.
Monte Carlo, the new town, is famous worldwide for
its casinos, palaces, rich villas, luxury shops, flowered terraces, trees
and rare plants. If you plan to try your luck at the tables or slot
machines, there is an entrance fee of FF 50 to go into the celebrated Monte
Carlo Casino (jacket and tie are required in winter and shirt and tie in
Price per person:
- 20 to 30 persons: with lunch $78
- 31 to 40 persons: with lunch $62
- private coach
- english speaking guide
- lunch (drinks not included)
For reservation, you can use the following e-mail address:
email@example.com (sorry I
did not check it), or use the fax number of the tour agency: (+33) 4-93-13-95-05.
In addition to your name and the number of participants,
specify your e-mail address (in the e-mail or on the fax) so that we can
confirm your reservation by e-mail. In case you do not receive any
confirmation from us after a reasonable time, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. When
reserving by e-mail, better put email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org in carbon
copy. If you are using a fax, you can specify your Visa, Europcard or
Mastercard number (along with expiry date). No Amex or Diner's or others,
Be aware that no show will be charged 100% of the total
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