Sophia Antipolis

Sophia Antipolis technology park
The first technology park in Europe

Sophia Antipolis, located on the Côte d’Azur, is the largest and first technology park in France and Europe, founded in 1969 by Pierre Laffitte.
Recognised today as a leading hub of technological innovation, the technology park houses 2,500 companies, 40,000 jobs, around 5,500 students, and 4,500 researchers of more than sixty different nationalities.

Technological innovation
Sophia Antipolis was designed as a place of cutting-edge technology to meet the current and future challenges.
Its identity is digital and based today on artificial intelligence and key areas such as biotechnology, cyber security, yachting, Blue Tech, or even the autonomous and connected vehicle.

Attractiveness of the environment
Around 20km from the international airport in Nice, Sophia Antipolis is a protected site of 2,400 hectares, located between the sea and the mountains.
Two-thirds of the technology park is dedicated to green spaces to benefit from an exceptional quality of life.

Talent Community
Each year, more than 1,000 new jobs are created at the technology park.
The talents, researchers and entrepreneurs from all over the world unite in this diverse culture to create the world of tomorrow. The Sophia Antipolis region promotes the sharing of knowledge and mutual aid between stakeholders.



  • From the airport

You can take bus number 230 from the airport to reach the Sophia Antipolis campus. If you arrive at terminal 2 (T2), you can take a free-of-charge bus to go to terminal 1 (T1). Then, walk to the nearby bus stop Aéroport/Promenade and take bus no. 230 (direction ‘Sophia Gare Routière’). The name of the bus stop near the school is SKEMA.

If you need to travel to Antibes or Juan-les-Pins, there are two busses available – 200 and 250. If you arrive at terminal 2, you’ll have to go to terminal 1 and walk to the nearby bus stop – Aéroport / Promenade. Take either bus number 250 or 200 (destination Cannes). Both the buses pass through Antibes and Juan-les-Pins.

  • Taxis

You can book an Uber to travel in this region. To book a regular taxi, visit the official website of Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau.


  • From the train station

High-speed and express trains (TGV, SNCF, etc.) can be used to travel along the coast of the French Riviera and to the rest of Europe. There are direct trains from Paris to Antibes that take around 5 hours 30 minutes. To reach the Sophia Antipolis campus, get down at Antibes and take bus no. 1, 100 or 9. For details, visit the website of SNCF or Trainline.

  • By bus

Several buses pass by SKEMA’s Sophia Antipolis campus. To check which bus you need to take to reach the campus, consult the website of SUD mobilité or Envibus.

  • By car

Access the location of the campus on Google Maps.

France’s motorway system links the French Riviera to Europe. Here is how far the major cities are from Nice: Paris – 950kms (around 8 hours), Milan – 320kms, Geneva – 630kms, Barcelona – 670kms, Rome – 710kms, Munich – 810kms, Brussels – 1,220kms and Amsterdam – 1,400kms.

  • Driving to the campus

If you are coming from Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, take the road D35 towards Sophia Antipolis. Follow the signs ‘Sophia Antipolis’ and ‘Accès 3, Les Lucioles’.
If you are coming from Nice or Cannes, you should take the motorway ‘A8’ and exit at number 44 (Antibes – Sophia Antipolis). Follow the signs indicating Sophia Antipolis and ‘Accès 3, Les Lucioles’.

Sophia Antipolis

French Riviera


Getting there

Cannes Festival Palace



Mediterranean Sea

Winter sports

Sophia Antipolis campus by drone



Grand amphi

Petit amphi

Classroom Delta 321

Classroom Omega 322

SKEMA Venture


Faculty & Research wing


Main terrace


Second terrace

Student life center

The Shop

The Foyer

BBA Building

Grand Crous





Address : 60 Rue Dostoïevski – CS 30085, 06902 Sophia Antipolis
Telephone : +33 (0)4 93 95 44 44

Sophia Antipolis is located in an exceptional 2400-hectare park, between sea and mountains. Based on a concept inspired by American technology parks, it combines excellent working and living conditions. It includes parts of the towns of Antibes, Biot, Mougins, Valbonne and Vallauris and has almost one million inhabitants.

SKEMA’s five-hectare, state-of–the-art Sophia Antipolis campus fits harmoniously with its environment. The campus offers co-working areas. These spaces are a reflection of the science park that provides quality of life and respect for the environment.

Living well to study better sums up the logic of our campus.