26 June 2011 to 1 July 2011
Montpellier, France
Europe/Paris timezone

Conference venue

Information on conference venue

How to reach Montpellier

Montpellier can be reached either by airplane, by train or by car easily. 
  • Montpellier airport has several connections a day with the two main Paris airports (Charles de Gaulle and Orly). Another way is to land in closeby airports (Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse or Carcassonne) and to take a train.
  • If you arrive at Montpellier airport there is a bus shuttle in connection with the city center (Place de l'Europe): the timetables can be found here: http://www.montpellier.aeroport.fr/layer.asp?nav=6_10_0
  • Montpellier has about ten connections a day with Paris Gare de Lyon by fast trains (TGV) and a few connections with the Charles de Gaulle airport. You can find direct connection from Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse and even Barcelona.
  • By car it's easier to take the motorway A9 to reach the city.
How to reach the university

The workshop will take place at the campus of university Montpellier II (university of sciences and technologies). Be careful there are three universities in Montpellier. The best way to reach the campus is to use the tramway (http://www.montpellier-agglo.com/tam/fr/carte_ligne/index.php). There are two tramway lines in Montpellier. The good one is the line 1 (the one with the blue trams). The stop corresponding to the university is: "université des sciences et lettres" . As most of the hotels are in the city center you have to take the tram in the direction "Mosson". 

Tickets are available at each tramway stops (one way:1.40 euros, in-back:2.50 euros, ten trips: 11.80 euros). You have to validate your ticket once you are in the tram. Alternatively you can choose other type of tickets (familly, seven days ...) but hence you have to buy them at the main TAM shop located close to the train station. It takes usually about 15 mn to reach the university from the city center (Place de la Comédie).

Of course you can reach the university by taxi (ask the helpdesk of your hotel) or even by bicycle (http://www.montpellier-agglo.com/tam/page.php?id_rubrique=273).

How to reach the conference site

Once you are at the stop "université des sciences et lettres" to reach the university main entrance it is 5 mn walk. You have to go along the avenue Augustin Fliche (if you are coming from the city center the avenue is in front of you and is perpendicular to the tram railways). While walking you must see a "beautiful" sculture in red, the so-called donut 
http://indico.in2p3.fr/conferenceDisplay.py/getPic?picId=2&confId=4083

Once you are at the main entrance (place E.Bataillon) you can find Polytech easily (buliding 31).
http://indico.in2p3.fr/conferenceDisplay.py/getPic?picId=3&confId=4083

Sunday 26th june afternoon registration:
On sunday 26 th you can get your badges, furnitures ...etc ... we will be there (Polytech) from 4 to 6.30 pm with some drinks ... :-). One person will stand here at the main entrance to help you with the guards and the university map. The guards (the university is closed on sunday) will have a list of all participants. 


Monday 27 th june morning registration:
On monday the university opens at 7 am. At 8 am one person will also be there to help you to find the Polytech building. Registration starts at 8 am until 8.45 am. The workshop will start at 8.50 am with a general welcome. The scientific presentations will start at 9 am. 

The location of the workshop will be indicated from the tramway stop (but they may disappear due to some jokes ... independent of our willingness).


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