French Riviera Pass... access more than ever before!

Published on August 16, 2014
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The French Riviera Pass enables tourists to discover the region in the most cost-efficient manner. The chief advantage of purchasing a French Riviera Pass refers to the fact it gives visitors free access to some of the highest rated tourist attractions: museums, guided tours, leisure activities.

The pass also works as a miniature tourist guide, since it comprises suggestions for visiting a selection of venues and top rated things to do able to unveil the true spirit of the French Riviera (restaurants, shopping opportunities, sports activities).

Labelled a "20th century heritage site", in 2014 the Villa Arson joined the scheme in offering guided tours, as did the National Sports Museum, the temporary exhibitions at the NMNM (New National Museum of Monaco) and the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, the guided tour of Villefranche sur Mer and the many special offers available at local shops and restaurants. The electric car pooling company Auto Bleue, for example, offers free registration for new members.

The card grants visitors access to the vast majority of our must--‐see destinations, ensuring they don't miss out on Nice's most stunning locations, from the “Nice, Open Tour” tour bus to an array of hotspots and guided tours of museums and the city alike. Keeping up--‐to--‐date with new technologies and client attitudes, the French Riviera Pass has joined forces with the "Digital City" projects run by the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis, and is moving towards NFC (Near Field Communication), to kick off in the summer 2014 season. In light of these developments, the French Riviera Pass will be rolled out again, this time focusing on 4 key areas:

  • A total technological and device management platform overhaul and a move from chip card use to NFC and QR code technologies.
  • Linking up with other NFC cards by integrating the shopping card (the "Magic Card" available from the Nice Trade Office) into the "FrenchRiviera Pass", with the addition of the transport card* expected at the end of the year.
  • Extending the distribution network by allowing tourism professionals to sell the cards.
  • Implementing a new sales promotion and communication campaign.

Faster, simpler, with more services and versatility: this new version of the card further enhances its appeal in the eyes of the 11 million tourists who flock to the Côte d'Azur every year, often departing from Nice. In order to ensure that all travellers' tourist needs are met, the French Riviera Pass also gives visitors access to advantages and special offers available from many shops, restaurants and leisure activity operators. These advantages remain valid for a month after initial card activation. Available in three versions giving visitors 24hr, 48hr or 72hr access, the pass can be bought for €26, €38 and €56 and comes with a 60--‐page guide translated into French, English, German and Italian.

* until then, the Lignes d’Azur (optional) travel card is available for €4/day instead of €6, and allows visitors to travel freely across the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis network, including to and from the airport. The FRP is also suitable for use by organizers of conventions to be held in Nice.

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