6th SIPTA Summer School
Montpellier, France, 21-25 July 2014

How to get to Montpellier ?

By plane - The Montpellier Mediterranean International Airport is located 10 km from downtown. There are around 11 daily flights between Montpellier and Paris airports Charles De Gaulle and Orly (flight time only 1h10). There are also direct flights to Ajaccio, Bastia, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Nice, Perpignan, Strasbourg, and the U.K. There is an airport shuttle with convenient departures after every flight from Paris. It takes 15 minutes to get to the center of town, arriving at first level of the SNCF train station, right next to the bus station.

By train - the SNCF train station is located in the town center, with several high speed trains (TGV) to and from Paris every day. The trip to Paris takes around 3h30. The two major cities, Lyon and Marseille (which both have an international airport), are both within 2h by train, Nice and Barcelona (Spain) at about 4h30.

By car - Montpellier is around 700 kilometers from Paris. Take the A9 and get out at exit 29 (Montpellier-Est), then follow signs to Montpellier.

How to get to school location ?

The school will be held at the Institut de Botanique (Rue Auguste Broussonet), and the participants will be accomodated at the hall of residence of Boutonnet (C.R.O.U.S. on the following map). These buildings have convenient locations in the city center close to local attractions like the Place de la Comedie with its "Trois Graces" statue in front of the Opera, the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, and the St-Pierre Cathedral.

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How to go to the beach ?

The accomodation and the school venue are located close to Tramway 1 (resp. stops Boutonnet and Place Albert 1er). The easiest way to go to the beach is to take Tramway 3 until stop Etang de l'Or. See the interactive map here.

Once you arrive


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