If you’re one of around 20,000 people expected at tonight’s Depeche Mode concert in the Parc des Sports Charles-Ehrmann in Nice, you may want to plan ahead regarding your mode of transport…
Concerts held in Nice’s stadiums are well-known for their traffic issues and the Depeche Mode concert this evening, starting at 7.45pm, will likely be no different.
People travelling to the venue by car may find that the exits 50 (Saint Augustin) and 51 (Promenade des Anglais) on the A8 motorway have been closed (from 3pm onwards) in the Monaco-bound direction. Fans are instead encouraged to take exit 52 (Saint Isidore).
For those travelling by car from the city centre, organisers advise taking the Voie Mathis then Avenue Simone-Veil to access the stadium.
Street parking is forbidden on: Boulevard Jean Luciano, Rue Nicoletti, Rue des Palmiers and Avenue Dumas-Lairolle until 1am.
Several roads will be closed to non-residents of the area: Boulevard Jean Luciano, Avenue Dumas-Lairolle (in the direction coming from the Boulevard du Mercantour), Rue des Palmiers and Boulevard du Mercantour (in both directions from the Robini roundabout).
It is worth noting that other unexpected road closures may be put in place during the course of the evening.
There are several carparks in the Arboras area, which will be open to concert-goers from 12pm. The Pins carpark at the Palais Nikaïa will be exclusively reserved for disabled spectators, scooters and motorbikes. Carpark P1bis may also be opened up for drivers, but this has not been confirmed.
By far the most advisable way of travelling to the concert, there are several public transport routes that fans can take. Bus 95, leaving from the Hôpital Saint-Roch in Nice city centre, will be departing every 10/15 minutes with a return ticket costing 3€ per passenger. Buses 9 and 10 are also available from the city centre.
It is a 30-minute walk from Nice’s Saint Augustin train station to the doors of the venue.