General Information

Symposium Venue

September 19-21, 2018

La Cité de Nantes Events Center, 
5 rue de Valmy 
44041 Nantes - France

La Cité Nantes Events Centre is easy to reach. Located in the city centre, just a 5-minute walk from the high-speed train station (South exit) and a 20-minute shuttle ride from the airport, La Cité Nantes Events Center is served by excellent transport links.

How to Travel in Nantes

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How to Travel to Nantes

By Plane
The International Airport is located 20 minutes away from the Congress Centre by shuttle bus and serves 75 national and international destinations with direct flight; All European major cities within a 2-hour flight.
   • 1 hour from Paris and London
   • 4 daily return flights to Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris
   • 4 daily return flights to Orly airport in Paris

By High-Speed Train (TGV Train)
The station is located in the centre of Nantes, in front of the Convention Centre.
   • 21 TGV trains from Paris to Nantes everyday (2 hours from Paris Montparnasse Railway Station)
   • 4 TGV trains from Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport to Nantes, everyday (3 hours)
   • Direct TGV trains to: Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Strasbourg, etc.

About Nantes

Nantes is the largest city in western France, located on the Loire River, 50 km from the Atlantic Coast. The city is the sixth largest in France, with a metropolitan area of about 900,000 inhabitants. It was one of the major cities of the historic province of Brittany and the ancient Duchy of Brittany. In 2004, the magazine “Time” named Nantes as "the most liveable city in Europe". In 2010, Nantes was named a hub city for innovation in the Innovation Cities Index by innovation agency 2thinknow. In 2013, Nantes held the title of European Green Capital, awarded by the European Commission. Nantes’ rich and turbulent past unfolds throughout the city, being successively a port open to the world, a source of inspiration for many surrealists, and for Jules Verne’s imaginary worlds. Nantes is an appealing and varied destination for tourists, with an architectural, historical and industrial heritage.

The regional capital is full of delightful cultural and artistic surprises. From the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany to Lieu Unique, Nantes-Angers Opera, Hangar à Bananes, the Machines de l’Ile, the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery, the open-air museum Estuaire, as well as festivals and a rich architectural and historical heritage.

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