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Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur, France
(From 2005 to now)
  • Location : Alpes-Maritimes department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
  • Population : 544,977
  • Area : 1,465.8㎢
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Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur is the métropole, an intercommunal structure, centred on the city of Nice. It is located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, southeastern France. For over 150 years, Nice’s climate and light have attracted residents and artists from around the world. Its cultural heritage bears witness to the unique diversity of various epochs, spanning from classical to contemporary. The city and its surrounding region also possess a very large number of foundations, museums, and galleries—second only to Paris.


Nice enjoys an exceptional microclimate which contributes to its eminence. Open to the sea but protected from wind by the hills, this unique bay truly is the symbol of the South of France’s art of living; a tourism hotspot for nearly two centuries.


The Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is located 15 minutes from central Nice and has a tramway connection with its 2 terminals. It offers flights to 114 destinations in over 40 countries.
Capital of the French Riviera, Nice enables quick and easy access to the entire coastline as well as the mountain resorts and the Mercantour National Park, only 1.5 hours from the sea. In this natural environment, every season is conducive to incentives, unusual itineraries, and adventures.
A festive ambiance reigns throughout the year, with over 2,000 annual performances and expositions. In February, the Nice Carnaval—one of the largest winter events in France—attracts over one million visitors. It is a well-established event that gives the Riviera its rhythm.

Research and Innovation

With over 5,000 researchers and a university recognized around the world for the importance of its research – more than 1,300 permanent researchers, 130 research labs, the CNRS [the French National Center for Scientific Research], and several national organizations – Nice Metropole Côte d'Azur seem to be a genuine lab for experimentation and innovation in many domains. It a hub of internationally-recognized healthcare facilities that are firmly focused on digital technology. Endowed with renowned medical researchers and professors, a leading hospital complex, research institutes, and numerous start-ups, Nice is on its way to becoming the top European city of connected health.

History of Exchanges

History of Exchanges
Oct. 2005 MOU among Daejeon, Nice-Canca, Daedeok Innopolis and Sophia Antipolis
2005 MOU between Daedeok Innopolis and Sophia Antipolis
Apr. 2006 Nice-Canca officials, invited to Daedeok International Conference
Mar. 2015 Daejeon Delegation visits Nice Transportation Corporation and studies Tram system