Conference - Representation Theory and D-modules


The conference will be held at the Campus Beaulieu of the University of Rennes 1, situated in the eastern part of Rennes. All lectures will take place at the lecture hall of the ESIR building at the eastern side of the Campus (see the campus map below).

Here is a map of Rennes and a campus map. The ESIR (L'École supérieure d'ingénieurs de Rennes) is the complex 41-42 at the eastern side of the campus.

Here is a link to the Mathematical Institute IRMAR.

Getting to Rennes

By plane

Rennes has its own small airport. Rennes airport operates flights to over 70 destinations but mostly with domestic flights (some low cost to/from the UK and Ireland).

From Rennes airport, you can reach the city center:

  • by bus: number 57, bus stop "République" (terminus, in the city center), 1.50€. There is a bus every 20 minutes from 5.30 to 0.11 (timetable).
  • by taxi: the airport is about 10/15 minutes from the conference site and the city centre, 15€ before 19:00; 25€ after 19:00.

By train

It is also possible to take a flight with final destination Paris airport and take a train (TGV) from Paris to Rennes ( French national railway company website for booking tickets) . From Charles de Gaulle Airport rail station to Rennes, there are between 4 and 6 trains a day (direct, 3h to reach Rennes). From Montparnasse railway station (Paris) to Rennes, a train every 30 minutes (direct, 2h05 to reach Rennes).

Getting to IRMAR

The IRMAR Insitute is located in the north-east of the city within the Beaulieu campus.

The bus is probably the most practical way to reach the IRMAR. Rennes has a large bus network (see here) and the bus ticket (regular fare 1.50 euros) is valid one hour long. The ticket can be bought in subway stations (for example at "République") or directly at the bus driver (in the latter case, please make sure that you have 1.50 euros in coins ready). From the city centre you need to take either bus C4, C6, 40Ex or 41Ex and stop at Tournebride (main entrance to the campus) or Beaulieu INSA.


We would ask all participants without financial support of the conference to make their own booking.

A convenient central location is :

Cité internationale Paul Ricoeur

and some of our speakers are staying here. However, there are plenty of other possibilities for accommodation in Rennes. See below for some hotel suggestions :

City centre

Hôtel Lanjuinais (from 60 euros/night onwards)

Hôtel des Lices (from 60 euros/night onwards)

Angelina Hôtel (from 70 euros/night onwards)

Hôtel Garden (from 80 euros/night onwards)

Citôtel le Bretagne (from 80 euros/night onwards)

Hôtel Anne de Bretagne (from 80 euros/night onwards)

Mercure Rennes Centre Parlement Hotel (from 80 euros/night onwards)

Novotel Rennes Centre Gare Hotel (from 119 euros/night onwards)

Balthazar Hôtel & Spa (from 150 euros/night onwards)

Near Campus

Hôtel Campanile Rennes Est Atalante (from 45 euros/night onwards)

Ibis Rennes Beaulieu (from 45 euros/night onwards)

Tourism in Rennes

Rennes is a vibrant university city and is the administrative capital of the region of Brittany.

Here are some useful links:

Tourism in Rennes

Tourism in Brittany