Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 17:09:42 -0500 (EST)
From: "william c. rinehuls" <email@example.com>
Subject: SC22 N2604 - Venue Information for WG21 March 1998 Meeting
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ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22
Programming languages, their environments and system software interfaces
Secretariat: U.S.A. (ANSI)
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22
Venue Information for SC22/WG21 (C++) Meeting on March 9-13, 1998 in
Sophia Antipolis, France
Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22
Address reply to:
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 Secretariat
William C. Rinehuls
8457 Rushing Creek Court
Springfield, VA 22153 USA
Telephone: +1 (703) 912-9680
Fax: +1 (703) 912-2973
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Venue Information for the Meeting of SC22/WG21 (C++) Meeting on March
9-13, 1998 in Sophia Antipolis, France
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 INFORMATIQUES
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
a.. Grand Hotel Mercure
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.
a.. Hotel Mercure
Rue Albert Caquot
Phone: (+33) 4-92-96-04-04
Fax: (+33) 4-92-96-05-05
Rate: $82 per night, breakfast included.
a.. Hotel IBIS
Rue Albert Caquot
Phone: (+33) 4-93-65-30-60
Fax: (+33) 4-93-95-83-99
Rate: $60 per night, breakfast included.
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 day.
Subcompact (Manual): $259
B Category (Manual): $313
When booking, specify "JN".
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
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 summer).
Departure: 09.00 Return: 18.30
Price per person:
- 20 to 30 persons: with lunch $78
- 31 to 40 persons: with lunch $62
a.. private coach
b.. english speaking guide
c.. lunch (drinks not included)
For reservation, you can use the following e-mail address:
firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.com. When
reserving by e-mail, better put firstname.lastname@example.org and
email@example.com 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, sorry.
Be aware that no show will be charged 100% of the total price.
Interesting web sites:
g.. http://www.mougins-coteazur.org/sophia.html (only french)
h.. http://www.provenceweb.fr (only french)
i.. http://wwww.alpes-azur.com (only french)
j.. http://hem1.passagen.se/fredmart/riviera.html (!)
For any further information, get in touch with Vincent Lextrait: firstname.lastname@example.org
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