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Spatial Accuracy 2016

Spatial Accuracy 2016

5-8 july 2016 Montpellier

Symposium map and transportation : Supagro/INRA Campus (Campus de la Gaillarde)

     

Travelling Information

A valid passport (or identity card for European citizens) is required for all visitors entering France. No visa is required for citizens from the EU or from most other European countries, USA, and Argentine. Please contact the French embassy, consulate or customs agency in your own country for details regarding visa and entry requirements.

You will find more information on the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: coming to France.

How to reach Montpellier

By air and bus:

Montpellier-Méditerrannée airport is located 8 km southeast of Montpellier. There is a regular shuttle service between the airport and the city (it takes 15-20 min to get to the city). From the airport take the shuttle to the city ("place de l'europe"). Take the trawmay T2 (direction "les sabines") and get off at the stop "gare Saint Roch".Then take bus n° 6 direction "Euromédecine" from near the railway station: It is a 2 minutes’ walk from the bus station to the railway station (gare SNCF). Bus n° 6 leaves from the left of the square in front of the railway station. Get off at bus stop "Pierre Viala".

Alternatively there are always taxis available from the airport and from the station.

Montpellier-Méditerrannée airport: Tel: +33 (0)4 67 20 85 00 - Airport web site

[Montpellier Public transport - TAM web site (in french)

By train and bus:

The high-speed train TGV connects Paris to Montpellier in 3h20, Roissy CdG airport to Montpellier in 3h30, and Brussels to Montpellier in 5h. Other daily or overnight trains provide connections between Montpellier and London, Brussels, Madrid, Rome, Amsterdam, Munich, Frankfurt, Geneva, etc.

Take bus n° 6 (the n° 6 bus leaves from the left of the square in front of the railway station direction "Euromédecine" and get off at bus stop "Pierre Viala".

[SNCF: Tel: +33 (0)8 36 67 68 69 - SNCF web site

[Montpellier Public transport - TAM web site (in french)

By road

- Exit motorway A9 n°30 at "Montpellier Sud".

itinerary map

How to reach the meeting place

The meeting will be held at the :

Campus Inra / Montpellier SupAgro

Accomodation

As Montpellier is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the south of France, we advise you to book your hotel as soon as possible. 

You can also go to the website of the official reservation center for the Montpellier Tourist Office : accommodation.

Tourist Information

Montpellier:

Montpellier and its suburbs have about 420,000 inhabitants. It is the capital and the largest city of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Montpellier was founded in 985 and since then has continuously developed on a beautiful site, facing the Mediterranean sea to the south and backed to the north by the mountains of the Massif Central (Les Cévennes). Formed by its long history, Montpellier offers two faces: the old town, small enough to walk around through the narrow streets often lined with 18th century mansions or older buildings and the modern town, dynamic and developing as emphasized by the impressive building complex of Antigone, created by the Spanish born architect, Ricardo Bofill. Montpellier is also a "University city" with 70,000 students spread over 11 disciplines. Research plays a major role in biology, medicine, engineering, chemistry, agronomy, computer sciences, etc... Finally, Montpellier is a perfect place for enjoyable entertainment with hundreds of fine restaurants and bars (often outdoors in summer), movie theatres, opera, etc.. There are also a great Olympic indoor swimming pool and a brand ice-skating park in the city as well as many places for an unforgettable jog like along the River Lez (for harden runners, a round trip to the seaside is about 20 km). Finally the seaside (typical village being Palavas) is only 10 km away and can be reached by using city buses (30 min trip).

Getting Around Montpellier

You can hire a bicycle or use buses and/or the tramway.
 Bicycles can be rented at the TAM agency that is located at the train station (low level main entrance) or at the tourist office ("place de la comédie").

Weather and clothing

The average daily temperature in July is 21-31° C. However, the hottest daily temperatures can be in excess of 30°C (90°>F).

Insurance

The organizers of the conference cannot accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance nor for injury or damage involving persons or property before, during or after the conference.

Electrical current

The electrical current in France is 220 volts 50 Hz; 2 pin round plugs.