Since a few months, I'm an intern at INRIA -- this is a French research institute. I'm in the REVES group, which is located in Sophia-Antipolis, next to the famous city of Antibes. In case this does not ring a bell, the next city to Antibes is Cannes to the south, and Nice to the north.
I'll write a bit more about the location, especially Antibes, as I personally never heard about this town before.
Another short announcement: I'm going to SIGGRAPH this year as well, so I might be difficult to reach from 3-8 August.