Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds
Bd Henri Becquerel
BP 55027 - 14076 CAEN Cedex 05
Public transport at CAEN (TWISTO):
Map1: From Roissy CDG to Caen
Map 2: Inside Caen
Map 3 :
Local TAXI compagny:
Taxi Abeilles : 00 33 (0) 2 .31 52 17 89
From Paris or Charles de Gaulle Airport to Caen (By car from Paris)
GPS location : lat.:49,213-long.:-0,362
From Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to A13 :
When you exit the airport
-take the highway A1 direction Paris.
-take the highway A86 direction “Gennevilliers / Cergy / Pontoise / LaDéfense / Nanterre / Villeneuve-la-Garenne”.
-take the highway A14 direction “Poissy / Rouen / LaDéfense”.
-take the highway A13 direction “Caen / Rouen”.
From Paris to Caen :
From Paris, about 2:30 hrs driving is required.
Take highway A13, towards Rouen and then Caen.
In Caen, continue on the "Périphérique NORD (NorthRingRoad),in the direction indicated by:
"Caen Centre, Ouistreham, Car-ferry, CHU,CHR"
Take exit Nr 5 "Cote de Nacre", direction : "Courseulles ‐Douvres la Délivrande–CHU"
(see Map 2)
From Charles de Gaulle to Caen (By train from Paris)
To reach Caen by train from Paris, you should first go to the Saint-Lazare SNCF train station and take the train to Caen.
From Paris Charles de Gaulle to Gare Saint-Lazare (Saint-Lazare Train station):
If you arrive at theTerminal 1, you will first need to take the rapid tramway (CDGVAL) to Terminal 3 Roissypole.The stops of CDGVAL are:
Terminal1 > Parc PR > Terminal 3 Roissypole (RER B) > Parc PX > Terminal 2-Gare TGV.
Then, there are different ways to reach Saint-Lazare:
Paris by RER + metro:
When you exit the airport follow “ Paris by Train (RER)”.
(i) Buy a ticket to Paris in the ticket machine or at the selling counter.
You find them at the entrance to the RER station at the Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport.
This ticket you will use all the way till your final destination in Paris (e.g.Gare Saint-‐Lazare).
(ii) Take the train to Paris (Direction Saint-Remy les-Chevreuse or Robinson and leave it at the station Chatelet Les Halles. Chatelet Les Halles is a junction of several RER and Metrolines. Using always the same ticket which you bought at the CDG Airport, please change to a Metro Line no.14, Direction Gare Saint-Lazare. Gare Saint Lazare is the last stop on this line so no mistake is possible.
(iii) At Gare Saint-Lazare ,leave the metro station and direct yourself towards the train station (Grandes Lignes) Gare Saint-Lazare. You can buy a train ticket to Caen in the traveller center, close to platforms.
Paris by the Air France bus:
(i) At the terminal, follow signs towards the bus Air France which will take you to the center of Paris. Depending on your arrival terminal, the bus stops can be found at the following gates:
Terminal 1 : gate18
Terminal 2A-2C : gate C2
Terminal 2D-2B : gateB1
Terminal 2E-2F : gate3
Check this information against the information / signs available at the Airport !
(ii) Take Bus no.2, Direction Etoile-Porte Maillot. The bus ticket you may buy from the driver with no extra charge!
Leave the bus at the last stop'Etoile' (L'Arc de Triomphe) and continue to the closest metro station Charles de Gaulle Etoile (about 100m away from the bus stop).
(iii) Take the metro line no.1, Direction Chateau de Vincennes, and leave the train at the station Concorde. Here you change the line to no.12, Direction Porte de la Chapelle. Gare Saint-Lazare is a second stop in this direction!
(iv) Then leave the metro and go to the train station, as described above.
At Gare Saint-Lazare (Saint-Lazare Train station) :
Trains for Gare Saint-Lazare leave usually from platforms with high numbers, like 20-24.Traveler center (ticket counters and ticket machines) are in the same part of the train station. There are few direct trains that takes less than 2 hours.
At Caen train station: