PRACTICAL INFORMATION: venue and accommodation

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The symposium will take place at the Institut d’Optique d'Aquitaine (IOA) at Talence, southwest of the famous
city of Bordeaux, on the University campus of Bordeaux.

The IOA building hosts the Bordeaux antenna of the Institut d’Optique Graduate School (IOGS). IOGS is present on 3 sites: Palaiseau, Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux-Talence which opened in 2011. Founded in 1920, Institut d’Optique Graduate School is a Grande École of Engineering. Its international reputation is built on the quality of the education it offers, the major scientific contributions of its 3 research centers, and its close ties with industry. Engineering students who graduated at IOGS go on to careers in all fields, from upstream research and marketing, to development, strategic marketing and industrial production. 

Institut d’Optique Graduate School is recognized under French law as being of public utility and is under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.


Address: Rue François Mitterrand / Allée René Laroumagne - 33400 Talence Cedex
Tel. 05 40 00 69 36

GPS : Latitude : 44.804258 - Longitude: -0.604559 (Access_IOA)

Access by:Tramway Line B

Road: Highways A10 (Bordeaux-Paris), A62 (Bordeaux-Toulouse), A63 (Bordeaux-Bayonne),
A89 (Bordeaux-Clermont-Lyon) - Rocade "Sortie 16"

Train: Gare Saint-Jean/Bordeaux.  20 Daily trips from Paris to Bordeaux by TGV Atlantique.
Daily trips by TGV from Lille and Strasbourg also available

Tramway: Line B - Direct access from the city centre (Place des Quinconces).                            ==== >
Direction "Pessac Centre", Stations "Arts-et-Métiers" or "François Bordes"
International Airport: Bordeaux-Mériganc airport - 19 daily shuttles from Bordeaux to Paris.
Daily connections with the major European hubs (London, Amsterdam, Paris, ...)

Airport shuttle: Airport / Bordeaux City center / St-Jean station (30 min).



Hotel booking is left at the participant's initiative: book the room online using the Internet site of the Office de Tourisme de Bordeaux. Select hotels with 1, 2 or 3 stars in the range of price from 50 to 130 €.

Here is a list of hotels located in the historic center of Bordeaux city (quartiers des "Grands hommes", "Quinconces", "Hôtel de ville" and "Mériadeck"). All are close to the tramway stops of line B the right way to reach the Conference location (direction Pessac, Station Arts-et-Métiers):

* Bordeaux:

* Talence:

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