Conference Place

The conference venue is located at  Polytech Nancy closed to Nancy downtown by Bus (Stan network).

The T4 bus connects the city center (train station) to Polytech (Place de Londres stop located at 5 mn walk).


Few words on Nancy: a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Nancy was the capital of the Duchy of Lorraine which was annexed by France under King Louis XV in 1766 and replaced by a province with Nancy maintained as capital. Following its rise to prominence in the Age of Enlightenment, it was nicknamed the "capital of Eastern France" in the late 19th century.
Place Stanislas, a large square built between 1752 and 1756 by architect Emmanuel Héré under the direction of Stanislas I of Poland to link the medieval old town of Nancy and the new city built under Charles III, Duke of Lorraine in the 17th century, is now (together with Place de la Carrière and Place d’Alliance) a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first square in France to be given this distinction. The city also has many buildings listed as historical monuments and is one of the European centres of Art Nouveau thanks to the École de Nancy. Nancy is also a large university city.

More information available at Destination Nancy tourist office


Transport and accommodation

Nancy, located about 300 km east of Paris, is at 90 minutes by high-speed train (TGV) from Paris.

Plan transport france nancy

 

By place

By plane, Nancy is best reached through Paris CDG or Orly airports. From Paris CDG, the most efficient option is usually to catch a direct train to the TGV Lorraine station and then continue by shuttle bus. From Paris CDG or Orly, you can take the RER B to Gare du Nord, walk or take the Metro 4 to Gare de l’Est and take a TGV to Nancy train station. Although TGVs are rarely completely full, it is generally recommended to reserve your TGV train tickets in advance on the SCNF web site. Should your flight be delayed, you can change them at an SNCF counter.

Alternatives to Paris airports are Luxembourg, Frankfurt, and Strasbourg. Low-cost flights reach Basel-Mulhouse or Frankfurt-Hahn, but it can be more difficult to reach Nancy from these airports by public transportation. Metz-Nancy regional airport is located close to the TGV Lorraine station and is served by the same shuttle buses.

By train

There are direct trains to Nancy station from Paris-Est. Other high-speed trains connect Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) airport, London (< 5 hours), Brussels, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and other major French cities with the TGV Lorraine train station, located about 40 km from Nancy, which is reached by shuttle bus in about 40 minutes. Other trains reach Nancy from Strasbourg (and Switzerland and the south of Germany) and from Luxembourg and Metz (linking Nancy with Benelux and Germany). Check out the SCNF web site (and the DB web site) for train connections to Nancy from within Europe.

By car

From Paris or Strasbourg, take the highway A4.
From Brussels, Luxembourg or Dijon, take the highway A31.

By bus

Blablacar bus
FlixBus


Visa and venue in France

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