Venue

This year's CAiSE'08 conference will be held at the Universite Montpellier II, in the Polytech building. Click here to check how to come to Universite Montpellier II, and click here to see a map of the university.

The Monday reception will be held in the Administration building.

Getting here

Getting to University of Montpellier 2 from the city center: Catch tramway, direction la Mosson. Get off at the "Universites des sciences et des lettres" stop.

By air and bus: Montpellier can be reached from all countries via Paris Airports with more than 12 flights daily [Air France] or via London [Ryan Air] [British Airways].

Additional direct international flights are also available. Please contact your travel agency for more information.

Montpellier-Méditerrannée Airport is located 8 km southeast of Montpellier. There is a shuttle service between the airport and the city regularly (it takes 15-20 min to get to the city). From the airport take the shuttle bus to the bus station (gare routière)/ station (gare SNCF) and then you walk to the tramway station, named "Saint Roch", then catch tramway, direction "La Mosson". Get off at the "Universites des sciences et des lettres" stop.

Alternatively there are always taxis available from the airport and station (for around 25 €). Montpellier-Méditerrannée airport : Tel: +33 (0)4 67 20 85 00 or taxi bleu : Tel: +33(0)4 67 03 20 00.

By train and bus: The high-speed train [TGV] connects Paris to Montpellier in 3h20, Roissy CdG airport to Montpellier in 3h30, and Brussels to Montpellier in 5h.

Other daily or overnight trains provide connections between Montpellier and London, Brussels, Madrid, Rome, Amsterdam, Munich, Frankfurt, Geneva, Vienna, etc ... From de train station, take bus n° 16 (the n° 16 bus leaves from the left of the square in front of the railway station) direction "Euromédecine" and Universities

SNCF: Tel: +33 (0)8 36 67 68 69 - [SNCF web site]

Once leaving the Montpellier-Saint-Roch train station by the main entrance, catch tramway, direction la Mosson. Get off at the "Universites des sciences et des lettres" stop.

By road:

  1. Exit highway A9 at "Montpellier Sud",
  2. At the roundabout take the exit marked "Mosson",
  3. Continue straight on for several kms ("Avenue des Prés d'Arènes" then "Avenue de la liberté"),
  4. Then turn right, sign posted "Hôpitaux Facultés",
  5. Filter into the left hand lane (you will see "Géant" hypermarket on your right),
  6. Go through the underpass.
  7. Then you need to follow the signs posted Hôpitaux Facultés, and you will find a sign UMII. (Montpellier University 2)

More Information about the campus is available from here and here.

About Montpellier

Montpellier and its suburbs has about 420,000 inhabitants. It is the capital and the largest city of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Montpellier was founded in 985 and since then has continuously developed on a beautiful site, facing the Mediterranean sea to the south and backed to the north by the mountains of the Massif Central (Les Cévennes).

Formed by its long history, Montpellier offers two faces: the old town, small enough to walk around through the narrow streets often lined with 18th century mansions or older buildings and the modern town, dynamic and developing as emphasized by the impressive building complex of Antigone, created by the Spanish born architect, Ricardo Bofill.

Montpellier is also a "University city" with 60,000 students spread over 11 disciplines. Research plays a major role in biology, medicine, engineering, chemistry, agronomy, computer sciences, etc... Finally, Montpellier is a perfect place for enjoyable entertainment with hundreds of fine restaurants and bars (often outdoors in July), movie theatres, opera, etc.. There are also a great Olympic indoor swimming pool and a brand new ice-skating park in the city as well as many places for an unforgettable jog like along the River Lez (for great runners, a round trip to the seaside is about 20 km). Finally the seaside (typical village being Palavas) is only 10 km away and can be reached by using city buses (30 min trip).

Accomodation

Information on accomodation around Montpellier is available from the Montpellier Tourist Office.

Below are some hotels in Montpellier. You can ask specific information by email to Elisabeth Greverie

NAME ADRESS
PHONE
HOTEL IBIS CENTRE ** 95 pl. Vaudan - 34000 Montpellier +33 4 67 64 06 64
HOTEL DE FRANCE ** 4 rue de la République - 34000 Montpellier +33 4 67 92 29 29
HOTEL CLIMAT DE FRANCE ** 890 av. Jean Mermoz - 34000 Montpellier +33 4 67 64 88 50
HOTEL LE GUILHEM *** 18 rue J.J. Rousseau - 34000 Montpellier +33 4 67 52 90 90
NEW HOTEL DU MIDI *** 22 bd Victor Hugo - 34000 Montpellier +33 4 67 92 69 61
CITADINES ANTIGONE *** 588 bd d'Antigone - 34000 Montpellier +33 4 67 20 70 70
ASTRON HOTEL MONTPELLIER ***

45 av. du Pirée - 34000 Montpellier

+33 4 67 20 57 57
CITADINES SAINTE-ODILE *** 195 rue du Pré aux Clercs - 34090 Montpellier +33 4 67 61 41 41
HOTEL MERCURE ANTIGONE ***

285 bd de l'Aéroport International - 34000 Montpellier

+33 4 67 20 63 63
HOTEL LE JARDIN DES SENS ****

11 av. St Lazare - 34000 Montpellier

+33 4 67 79 63 38
HOTEL HOLIDAY INN MTP MÉTROPOLE ****

3 rue du Clos René - 34000 Montpellier

+33 4 67 58 11 22
HOTEL SOFITEL MTP ANTIGONE ****

1 rue des Pertuisanes - 34000 Montpellier

+33 4 67 99 72 72

If you stay in a hotel located in the city center, you will need to use the tramway to reach the conference venue (~20 mins)

Note that CAiSE is not associated with any of the above listed hotels. This list is simply provided for your convenience.

Getting around Montpellier

By public transport or Hire a bicycle

Weather and Clothing

June in Montpellier is generally warm (20-30°C). A coat may be required if you spend the evening on the sea front.

Museums in Montpellier

Discover Montpellier and absorb the culture.

Invitation letters and VISA

If you need an invitation letter, please contact our
local organising chair at Celine.Berger@lirmm.fr

A valid passport or identity card is required for all visitors entering France. No visa is required for citizens from the EU or from most other european countries, USA, and Japan. [Do you need a visa?]. Please contact the French embassy, consulate or customs agency in your own country for details regarding visa and entry requirements.

Insurance

The organizers of the colloquium cannot accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance nor for injury or damage involving persons or property before, during or after the conference.

Electrical current

The electrical current in France is 220 volts 50 Hz; 2 pin round plugs.

More information

More tourist information about Montpellier city :


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