All talks will take place in the Amphithéâtre Bloch, which is located at the entrance of Institut de Physique Théorique (IPhT), building 774 at Orme des Merisiers, CEA Saclay. Here are directions to IPhT.
From downtown Paris
Because of the strike, public transport service between Paris and Saclay will be quite limited during the workshop dates. For this reason there will be a bus going from close to Port Royal RER B station (from 22 Avenue de l'Observatoire , see picture) directly to IPhT every morning. The departure time will be 8:30 a.m.
There will also be a bus service back from IPhT to Port Royal RER B station every day. Departure times will be:
- 8:00 p.m. on Monday, due to the workshop reception.
- 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday
In case you don't take the shuttle bus, usually the best option to reach Saclay by public transport is to take the RER B train to Le Guichet and then go to IPhT by bus. For doing so, first take the pedestrian underpass at the front of the train at Le Guichet train station. Turn right after the café and cross the street. A pedestrian way on the left leads to the bus station. Take city bus number 9 and stop at "Orme des Merisiers". There is a 5-10min walk between the stop and the institute (see picture below).
From the IPhT surroundings
Depending on the location, different options exist.
- Probably the best option (if staying in Gif or at Residhome in Bures) is walking to Saclay through the woods. There are some stairs to climb and some mud, so we recommend to bring reasonable shoes. The route is 20-30 min (depending on shape :-)). There is a new paved path in the forest (showed in red in the picture), starting in the roundabout near the Church in Gif and going through the CNRS castle grounds.
- There are public buses going up to Saclay from Le Guichet area. Bus number 9 passes by Orsay and le Guichet. The stop closest to IPhT is "Orme des Merisiers", and there is a 5-10min walk between the stop and the institute (see picture above).