THE VENUE


La Cité - Nantes Events Centre, 5 Rue de Valmy, 44000 Nantes, France

Located in the city centre, opposite the TGV train station (south exit) and just 20 min away from the airport, La Cité is very easy to reach.

Access

TRAVELLING TO NANTES


 
Airport
Nantes Atlantique is an international airport (code IATA =NTE). 50% of the traffic is international.
It is connected to 56 major european cities and hubs, and to 16 French towns. So your connexion through Paris airports Charles de Gaule or Orly is convenient , but not mandatory. The flight Paris-Nantes is 50min long. See the airport web site here : www.nantes.aeroport.fr

Airport Shuttle
There is a direct public transportation shuttle from the airport to the city center, from 6h15 am to 23h15 pm, every 20 min. during the week, and 30 min on Sunday. It is a 20 min. trip; the fare is 9 € ; you can buy the ticket from the driver.

Train station
Nantes train station is only 2 hours from PARIS (Gare Montparnasse) by our fast train: TGV. There are more than twenty trains a day between Nantes and Paris, in each direction. There are also TGV connexions in Paris Airport train station (Charles de Gaule) direct to Nantes; it takes around three hours. see http://uk.voyages-sncf.com/en/
The train station is central, so you will be able to complete your trip by a walk to your hotel. Nevertheless, taxis will be available at the train station.
For participants travelling within France to Paris by train on the occasion of the congress, special fares may be obtained with SNCF (French Railway Network). Please request the congress office for the appropriate discount coupon by ticking the the appropriate box on the hardcopy or online registration form.

Taxis
Taxis are available at the airport to drive you to your hotel dowtown. The trip is around 11km long. The cost is between 25€ and 45€ depending on the day (week day or week-end), the hour (night fare differs from day fare) and traffic intensity. You can book a taxi 24/24, 7/7, to ALLO TAXI NANTES Company by dialing: +33 240 69 22 22. Not all taxis accept credit card; so you should mention it at booking if you want to pay with a card.

Public Transportation
The network of buses, tramway and busway is very dense in Nantes. Get here the map Nantes transport network map, or visit the site of the public transport company TAN www.tan.fr

SOME HOTELS IN NANTES CITY CENTRE

Hôtel NOVELLA**
http://www.novella-nantes-centre.com/
Near Nantes Station
Around 80 €

Hôtel BEST WESTERN***
https://www.bestwestern.fr/fr/hotel-Nantes-BEST-WESTERN-Hotel-Graslin-93822/
Near Mediathèque
Between 92 and 200 €

Hôtel Kyriad Graslin***
http://www.kyriad-nantes-graslin.fr/
Between Mediathèque and Graslin
Between 100 and 120 €

Hôtel Oceania****
https://www.oceaniahotels.com/h/hotel-oceania-hotel-de-france-nantes/presentation
Nantes Centre
Between 115 and 200 €

Hôtel Nantes Ibis Centre Place Royale ***
https://www.accorhotels.com/fr/hotel-6855-ibis-styles-nantes-centre-place-royale/index.shtml
Nantes Centre
Between 89 and 120 €

Park and Suites Bouffay***
https://www.appartcity.com/fr/appart-hotel/nantes-centre-a-nantes.html
Nantes Centre
Between 75 and 150 €