Place of the conference

The conference will take place in Building 28 (room Amphi G) of the campus of the faculty of Sciences of Nantes University (map of the campus).

Join the conference

By train

Upon your arrival at the main station ("La Gare"), take the north exit ("Sortie nord") and follow the direction to the tramway stop, (Line #1, La Gare) in front of the main entrance of the station. Take the tramway in the direction of "François Mitterrand". Get off the tramway at "Place du Commerce" and take the tramway line # 2 in the direction of "Orvault-Grand Val". Get off at "Michelet Sciences" to enter the campus.

The cost of an one-hour-valid ticket fro tramway is 1,60 Euro and there are some vending machines at each stop.

Attention: The vending machines may not take non-France issued credit/Banking cards. Almost certainly, they will not take a US issued credit/ATM cards.

For detailed bus and tramway schedules please visit

By plane

From the Nantes-Atlantique airport (

By Bus: you can get to the city center by the airport shuttle bus (TAN AIR Shuttle) in 20 minutes. The final stop of the shuttle is "Place du Commerce" and there is one bus every 30 minutes. From there you can take the tramway Line #2 in the direction of "Orvault Grand Val" and get off at "Michelet Sciences" to enter the campus.

By Taxi: at the main entrance of the Hall 4 you will find a taxi shelter where you can call for a taxi to pick you up.

By car

Join the East ring and take the exit "Porte de la Chapelle sur Erdre", follow the direction "Quartier Facultés, Centre Ville" to join the campus.

Restaurants in Nantes

The lunchs will be supported by the organization and will be taken close to the conference (restaurant : Les Terrasses du Petit Port) ; the evenings will be opened and diners can be freely enjoyed in the numerous restaurants in Nantes.

Selection from "office du tourisme" :

The social dinner will take place on May 25 th (restaurant : Le 1)

Hotels in Nantes

The accomodation is at the participants' charge, you can find below a selection of different hotels in the center of Nantes. The rates are indicative and reserved for the participants of the conference (introduce yourself as such).

  • Approximatively 60 euros by night hotels:

Hôtel Saint-Daniel

4 rue du Bouffay 44000 Nantes
Tél. +33 (0)2 40 47 41 25
Email :

Hôtel du Tourisme

5 Allée Duquesne Cours des 50 Otages 44000 Nantes
Tél : +33 (0)2 40 47 90 26
Fax : +33 (0)2 44 84 45 61
Email :

  • Approximatively 90-100 euros by night hotels:

Le Grand Hôtel de Nantes

2 bis rue Santeuil 44000 NANTES
Tél. : +33 (0)2 40 73 46 68 Fax :+33 (0)2 40 69 65 98

Hôtel Voltaire Opéra

10 Rue Gresset, 44000 Nantes
Tél. : +33 (0)2 40 73 31 04 Fax : +33 (0)2 40 73 78 82
Email :

Oceania Hôtel de France

24 rue Crébillon 44000 Nantes
Tél. +33 (0)2 40 73 57 91


4, rue des Petites Ecuries 44000 Nantes
Contact : Marjorie Delomais
Tél.: +33 (0)2 28 08 10 20 Fax : +33 (0)2 28 08 10 21
Email :