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Practical information for a stay in NICE

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Nice is a beautiful city with a lot to offer. To make your stay as pleasant as possible during the Rugby World Cup, here’s some practical information.


France uses the euro (€). Credit cards are widely accepted in most places, but it’s always useful to have a little cash for small shops and markets.


French is the official language, but English is generally understood in tourist areas, restaurants and hotels.


Nice is a relatively safe city, but as in any big city, it’s always important to take precautions. Avoid isolated areas at night, and be careful with your belongings in busy areas.

Opening times

Opening times may vary, but in general, stores are open from 9am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday. Restaurants serve lunch from 12pm to 2pm and dinner from 7pm.

Drinking water

Tap water in Nice is safe to drink. However, if you prefer, you can also buy bottled water.


Service is included in the bill in French restaurants, but it’s customary to leave a small tip if you’re satisfied with the service.

Emergency number

In an emergency, dial 112. This number is free and available 24 hours a day.

Power adapters

France uses E-type plugs, so you may need an adapter if your appliances use another type of socket.


Nice enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. In autumn, during the Rugby World Cup, you can expect pleasant temperatures and a little rain. Remember to bring an umbrella and light, rainproof clothing.


Nice is an incredible destination that combines the charm of the old town with the beauty of the Mediterranean. With this information in hand, you’re ready to make the most of your stay during the Rugby World Cup.

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