8-13 July 2014
Château de Button
Europe/Paris timezone
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Château de Button: Getting to the CNRS campus

The School will be held at the "Château de Button", in the CNRS campus of Gif-sur-Yvette, circa 25km south of Paris.

The CNRS campus can be accessed from central Paris and its airports by local train (RER) or by car.


Arriving by RER

The local train network (RER) is connected to the Paris underground "metro" on several stations. The closest station to the CNRS campus is
Gif-sur-Yvette on the RER B line
some 50min from the centre of Paris, 30min from Orly airport, and 90min from Charles de Gaulle airport. A 10min walk will bring you from the station to the campus (see map here).

At the gate of the campus (ACCUEIL) mention you are participating in the Invisibles School.
Once inside the campus (see map here), the building of CENTRE DE FORMATION is number 31 (accommodation), and the School Venue is CHATEAU, building 03.


From Paris:

  • At any metro station in Paris, join a station that is on the RER B line (e.g "Gare du Nord", "Chatelet les Halles", "Saint Michel", "Luxembourg", "Denfert Rochereau", "Cite Universitaire");
  • Take the direction "RER B Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse";
  • Board only trains which stop at Gif sur Yvette (check the platform panel and make sure that the light in front of the stop "Gif-sur -Yvette" is on).
From Orly airport:
  • Take the Orly-Val shuttle-train directly from any of the terminals (West or South): it will take you directly to Antony in less than 10min (much better than taxi or bus). Purchase your RER ticket before boarding!
  • At Antony, take the RER in the direction "Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse" (no need to change platforms); follow as described above.
From Charles De Gaulle airport:
  • In the terminal, follow any directions "Paris by train" (you might require a shuttle bus to change terminals, or the internal "Roissy Rail" train shuttle) to the RER station;
  • Take the RER direction "Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse"; follow as described above.


Arriving by car (better have a map!)

From Paris "PORTE DE ST CLOUD":

  • Follow the direction "Bordeaux/Chartres" (blue signs); cross BOULOGNE and then PONT DE SEVRES and then you are on the N118 motorway);
  • After about 16 kilometers on N118, take the exit SACLAY;
  • Take the direction GIF SUR YVETTE, joinning the RN 306;
  • For a description of the local access to the campus, consult the map here.
From Charles De Gaulle airport:
  • Follow PARIS PORTE DE LA CHAPELLE;
  • Take the PERIPHERIQUE OUEST until PORTE DE ST CLOUD
  • See the directions given above in "From Paris PORTE DE ST CLOUD".
From Orly airport:
  • Take the direction A86 VERSAILLES;
  • At PETIT CLAMART, take the direction BORDEAUX (joinning the N118 motorway);
  • After about 9 kilometers on N118, take the exit SACLAY;
  • Take the direction GIF SUR YVETTE joinning the RN 306;
  • For a description of the local access to the campus, consult the map here.


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