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ImageIt is important to have proper travel insurance when traveling to France. No immunizations are necessary for traveling to Nice and there are no infectious diseases here. The French health care system is one of the best in the world and the medical care offered at clinics and hospitals is of an excellent quality.  A person of any nationality can be treated at the emergency room of hospitals but only EU member countries citizens are eligible for free health care.

Some useful contacts are:

Hopital St Roch
5, rue Pierre Devoluy
24 hour emergency service   
Tel: +33 492 033 333

Night Pharmacy
7 rue Masséna
Tel: +33 493 877 894

Night Pharmacy
66, avenue J. Médecin
Tel: 04 93 62 54 44

SOS Médecins
24h Doctor service
Tel: 04 93 85 01 01

Médecins De Garde
24h Doctor service
Tel: 04 93 53 03 03

Nice Médecins
24h Doctor service
Tel: 04 93 52 42 42  

SOS Dentaire
Emergency dental care
Tel: 04 93 76 53 53, 04 92 13 00 99


Nice is a very safe city apart from the prevalence of pickpockets in the main tourist areas of the city, such as Cours Saleya, Promenade des Anglais and the bus and railway stations.  You should also be careful of dangerous driving as the French Riviera is infamous for its careless drivers. 


Medical -Tel: 15

Police - Tel: 17
Fire - Tel: 18
Sea Rescue - Tel: 1616
Nice Police Central Station - Tel: +33 492 172 031 

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