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Nice, France

Nice, France

Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse,
with a population of 349,000. It is located on the south east coast of France on Mediterranean
Sea. The climate of nice is oceanic. The summer's holiday season lasts for six months,
from May to October. Winters are not so cold, with average temperatures of 13.4 °C
during the day, and 5.8 °C at night in the period from December to February.

Nice beach and Promenade Des Anglais

Nice beach

The main railway station is Nice-Ville. The high speed TGV train connects Paris and Nice
in less than six hours, while Marseille is reached in 2.5 hours. Nice also has international
connections to Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and Russia.

Gare De Nice Ville

Gare De Nice Ville

(L) Ave.Jean Medecin near the Nice-Ville railway station (R) Fountains at Place Massena

Nice tramway Line 1 links the northern and eastern suburbs via the city centre. It opened in 2007.
It was originally to use the ground-level power supply third rail system as used by Bordeaux tramway.
However, this was abandoned in favor of the more conventional overhead power supply cables
providing 750V DC, unless the tram crosses the Place Massena and Garibaldi, when it lowers
its pantograph and relies on its onboard nickel-metal hydride batteries to cross these large open
spaces, where the wires would be an eyesore.

Place Massena and Garibaldi

Place Garibaldi

(L) Lawn track for a light rail: Lawn track is an attractive feature which brings more'greenery' into town.
(R) Place Massena and track without overhead power supply cables for a tram

Place Massena

Smoking Ban in the Hotels in Nice

Le Meridien Nice possesses 301rooms and 17 prestigious rooms/
all rooms are non-smoking.
The guest rooms are above 4th floor, since Le Meridien and Mercure share the hotel space
in the same building.
Mercure Nice Promenade-des-Anglais provides 122 guest rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor.
All rooms are non-smoking.
Hotel Westminister ( W-Hotel ) is
a smoke-free hotel, and no smoking is allowed inside.
Le Royal has 140 guest rooms/
all rooms are smoke-free.
Grand Hotel Aston Clarion Nice has 145 rooms/
all rooms are non-smoking.
Holiday Inn Nice has 129 rooms/
all rooms are non-smoking.

Palais De La Mediterranee has a total of 188 rooms. The number of smoking and
non-smoking rooms are almost the same (50%, 50%). Smoking floors locate on the 4th, 8th
and 9th floor. Non-smoking floors locate on the 5th, 6th and 7th floor.
Hotel West End Nice has 25 smoking rooms in the total of 121 guest rooms. The ratio of
smoking to the total is 20.7%.
Le Grimaldi has 10 smoking rooms out of the total of 46. The percentage of smoking to
the total is 21.7%.

There are two hotels, Hotel Ibis Nice Centre Gare and Best Western Hotel Riviera, within
walking distance. The Ibis hotel has 199 rooms, and it provides smoking rooms in the ratio
of two, against six non-smoking, which means the percentage of smoking to the total is 25.0%.
Best Western Riviera has 48 rooms and 24 smoking and 24 non-smoking, that presents
the ratio of a half and half (50% each).

Hotel Negresco

(L) Le Meridien Nice (M) West End (R) Mercure Nice Promenade des Anglais

Le Royal: Entrance, Dinning room and Bar lounge

(L) Palais De La Mediterranee (M) Le Grimaldi (R) Grand Hotel Aston Clarion Nice

Hotel Ibis Nice Centre Gare (M) Best Western Hotel Riviera (R) Jean Medecin Avenue and tram

Smoke-Free Hotels in Nice:

Le Meridien Nice
Mercure Nice Promenade-des-Anglais
Hotel Westminister ( W-Hotel )
Le Royal
Grand Hotel AstonClarion Nice
Holiday Inn Nice

Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.

ニースは、フランスの南東部に位置する都市で 地中海・コート・ダジュールに面する、世界的に
有名な保養地・観光都市である。 マルセイユとイタリアのヴェンティミリアを結ぶフランス国鉄の

蓄電池を使用した区間となっている。 都市景観を重視した電気方式を採用していることが評価されて


としても、通路などに有害煙 が漏れていることがあるので、回避したほうがよい。これからの


France, Germany and Switzerland
Paris 2011 Mont Saint-Michel Marseille Nice Monaco Lyon Strasbourg Freiburg Basel
Berlin Railway Travel in Europe 2011
Smoking restrictions in France, Germany and Switzerland

2011年6月執筆  2011年5月写真撮影
禁煙席ネット主宰  日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
The photographs were taken in May, and the article was written in June 2011,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.


Special Note:
 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
 Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
 Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.

www. smokefree.jpn.com

The way to contact to the writter
Smoke-free rental condominium in Tokyo (PR)
Junhaku Miyamoto: profile

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