Access & Transportation

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Poitiers (ENSIP), B1 building, which is located on the main campus of the University of Poitiers.

Bâtiment B1
1 rue Marcel Doré
86073 Poitiers Cedex 9

The city centre and the campus can be reached by bus (line 1) from the railway station. ~10-15 minutes from the main stops in the city centre (Notre Dame, Place Lepetit stops) to campus (Cité U stop).

Gala Dinner

The gala dinner will take place at the Salons de Blossac (Centre-ville):

9 Rue de la Tranchée
86000 Poitiers


Poitiers is easily accessible by plane, train and motorway from all over Europe, and benefits from an efficient public transportation system.

By train

Every day, several direct high-speed trains are scheduled towards/from Poitiers by SNCF

- From/towards Paris center Gare Montparnasse (~1h15-1h45)
- From/towards Paris airport Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (~2h)
- From/towards Paris airport Orly via OrlyVal and Massy-TGV railway station (~2h)
- From/towards Bordeaux railway station (~1h15)

By Car

Poitiers is served by the A10 motorway (Paris, Tours, Bordeaux), and is well connected to other major cities in the vicinity (Limoges ~1h30, Nantes ~2h15, La Rochelle ~1h30) through the national network.

If you arrive by highway A10, take exit Poitiers nord (sortie 29), then after 400 m turn right on N147 for direction "Poitiers, Limoges, Toulouse". After 9.6 kms, take exit towards N151 "Chateauroux, Bourges St julien l'ars, Chauvigny", for 600 m. Take the 4th exit at the roundabout, direction “Poitiers Avenue du recteur Pineau”. Keep Straight at the next 2 roundabouts. You are entering the campus. Keep left at the 3rd roundabout. The ENSIP building is on your left. 

By plane

The small airport of Poitiers is located 4km away from the city center, and 10 km from the Conference venue on campus. As no regular bus lines are connecting the airport to the city center, taxis will be the most convenient option. Usual rates to get from the airport to the city center are approx. 10-12€.

Flights towards/from Poitiers airport link major hubs:

- Lyon St Exupery airport twice a day, during weekdays (
- Marseille, Nice, and Milan via Lyon (
- Ajaccio (
- London, Edinburgh (


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