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> Access Plan
The symposium will be held at the University of Avignon, Site Sainte Marthe, City center. 2 inputs: Bd Limbert and 74 rue Louis Pasteur .

GPS coordinates: N43°56'58.2" E4°49'1.4"
>>> Download the city map here

> Access for disabled people
The Sainte Marthe Site has two lifts, all of which are large enough to accommodate a wheelchair.
There is no fixed seating in the hall where lunches and poster sessions will take place, therefore wheelchair spaces can be positioned in the meeting rooms. In addition, all corridors are wide enough for wheelchair access.

> Accomodations in Avignon
The City of Avignon offers a great number of hotels, guest houses and self catering accommodations.
You should book your lodging quite early, as Avignon is a very attractive touristic city

>>> Accomodations and touristic informations on the tourism office website : www.ot-avignon.fr/index-en.html

Check here the list of nearest hotels and room fees.

> Find a hotel on google maps: maps.google.com search for "hotel Avignon"

> How to reach Avignon ?
• By car
- roadmaps here
-->A7 motorway  Exit Avignon sud #24 (from Marseille, nice, Italy)  and Exit Avignon Nord #23 (from Lyon, Paris)

--> A9 motorway Exit Remoulins (from Nîmes, Montpellier, Toulouse or Spain)

Follow direction "Avignon Centre" (Avignon downtown)

- National highways N7 and N100

Where to park :  You can park for free at the "parking des Italiens " then take the free shuttle to reach the city center and stop by a "Saint Lazare" station to join the Avignon University

- National and regional road information centre
tél. + 33 (0)8 26 022 022 (0.15€/minute)

• By train
Practical Information
tel. 36 35 - 0.34 € / minute
Traffic, schedule, tickets, phone services, tickets mailed to your home.

The Avignon TGV train station
Quartier de Courtine
Direct TGV to Paris (2h40), Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, Lille, Nantes, Rouen, Metz, Montpellier, Geneva, Brussels, Lyon, Marne la Vallée, Rennes, Toulouse and Strasbourg.
Bus connection to centre city

• By Plane

Avignon Caumont airport

tel. + 33 (0)4 90 81 51 51
8 km from Avignon
- Direct flights for Paris Orly west 4 times a day, with 23 connections to other French regions, European cities and overseas territories.
- See all schedules on www.avignon.aeroport.fr and www.airfrance.fr
- Flights to Southampton (Flybe) 4 times a week, connections to Scotland, Ireland, the Anglo-Normandy islands (www.flybe.com) March to October.
- Flights to Exeter (Flybe) from March 2007, 3 times a week (www.flybe.com)

Marseille Provence Airport

45 international destinations, including 24 European destinations.
tél. +33 (0)4 42 14 14 14
Buses from Marseille Airport to Avignon center: schedules

Marseille Provence 2 Airport (MP2) with Ryan Air, Pegasus Air Lines, jet4you, german wings, easyjet
7 low-cost companies serving 18 international cities in Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom.
Buses from Marseille Airport to Avignon center: schedules

Taxi from Marseille airport to Avignon: Taxisud



  • Nîmes Arles Camargue Airport

Daily connections Nîmes-London Luton and 4 weekly flights Nîmes/Liverpool.
3 weekly connections Nîmes/East Midlands (Nottingham).
tél. + 33 (0)4 66 70 49 49
fax + 33 (0)4 66 70 91 24

E-mail: exploitation.nimes@veolia-transport.fr

  • Other Airports

There are several ways of getting to Avignon via a step-over  at another French airport.

Roissy-Charles de Gaulle has a TGV (high-speed train) station that connects directly to Avignon.

From Orly, there are daily flights to Avignon, or you can take a TGV from Paris (Gare de Lyon) town centre.

Lyon is 200km to the north of Avignon. There is a TGV (high-speed train) line that connects the airport directly to the TGV station in Avignon.


> Are you still hesitating?
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