Getting to Bordeaux
Bordeaux is located near the European Atlantic coast, in the southwest of France. You can come to Bordeaux by train, by plane or by car. The main train station is "Bordeaux Saint-Jean". The Bordeaux airport is located in Mérignac (12km from Bordeaux downtown). The airport provides connection to many French and European cities.
Getting to the conference place
The conference will take place on the Bordeaux 1 university campus. The reception desk will be in LaBRI building (see the campus map).
Address: LaBRI, Université Bordeaux 1, 351 cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence
From the train station
From the Saint-Jean train station, the easiest but not the fastest way to get to the university is to take the tramway (green C line) to "Les Aubiers" and stop at "Quinconces". Then change and take (red B line) to "Pessac". The nearest stops from the LaBRI are "Peixotto" and "Béthanie". If you are in a hurry, from the Saint-Jean station, take the bus "Liane 10" to "Gradignan Beausoleil/Village 6" and stop at "Peixotto". To reach the bus stop, cross the main street in front of the railway station.
From the airport
Take the shuttle Jet'Bus to Bordeaux. Get off at the stop "Office de Tourisme" from which you should see the tramway. Take the tram B to "Pessac" and stop at "Peixotto" or at "Béthanie" (see the campus map).
Another option is to take bus Nr.1 (Liane 1) of TBC at the same place at the airport and get off at the final stop "Quinconces" (which is the same as "Office de Tourisme").
From the city center
To reach the conference venue from the city center, take the tram (line B in the direction "Pessac"). The nearest stops from the LaBRI are "Peixotto" and "Béthanie".
A taxi ride to the LaBRI costs about 10-20 EUR from the railway station and about 20-40 EUR from the airport (depending on the traffic and time of day). Make sure the driver uses the meter.
The campus is easily accessible by car. However, within the historic city center of Bordeaux avoid using a car whenever possible (the tram is the fastest option). From the beltway (rocade), use exit 16 "Talence-Domaine Universitaire." Follow the direction of "Bordeaux centre" down the "Cours de la Libération" to the big green gate which is the University main entrance.
If you have a GPS device, you can add the following google-earth GPS data:
LaBRI: (44.8084, -0.596805) or (44°48.504' N, 0°35.808' W) or (44°48'30.24" N, 0°35'48.50" W)
The SSID eduroam (WiFi) is broadcasted by the LaBRI.
What is eduroam?
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.
eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop.