Mathematical and Computational Evolutionary Biology Conference
La gorge du loup
June 21-25, 2015
Village de Porquerolles
Porquerolles (IGESA)
The conference will be held at the IGESA centre, in the village of Porquerolles, five minutes from the harbour and the beach. It is located in a nature reserve, the Port-Cros National Park, one of the most intact coastal areas in the Mediterranean. Several activities are possible: diving, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and, of course, la pétanque.

How to get there

To the South of France : The two closest International Airports are the Toulon-Hyères Airport (with low-cost direct flights from other European cities such as London, Brussels, Paris, Lyon) and the Marseille-Provence Airport.

To the ferry for Porquerolles : You will have to make your way to the port of Giens – La Tour Fondue, which is possible by taxi (about 20€ from Toulon-Hyères Airport), or by train (to Hyères station) followed by bus, if you arrive at the Marseille-Provence Airport. Bus line 67 runs regular trips between the Hyères train station and the port of Giens – La Tour Fondue. If you drive, a number of car parks are available at the port.

The crossing : From the port of Giens – La Tour Fondue, several ferries a day sail to Porquerolles. For timetables and prices see (summer hours will be available in the spring). See ferry schedule below

In Porquerolles : Once in Porquerolles both the Hôtel Les Mèdes and the IGESA centre are 5 minutes away on foot from the port. Note that the island is car-free, so we discourage renting a car, unless it is just to get to Giens – La Tour Fondue. See also this map.

Ferry schedule

Return ticket: 19,50€
La Tour Fondue -> Porquerolles : 7:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30
Porquerolles -> La Tour Fondue : 7:00, 8:30, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00

After hours shuttle :
One way ticket : 18,50€ (buy your ticket directly on board)
La Tour Fondue -> Porquerolles : 19:45, 23:15
Porquerolles -> La Tour Fondue : 20:00, 23:30


Two accommodation options have been specially booked for the event :

  • The IGESA center. in a single or twin rooms (basic, but practical), for an estimated total price of 338€ and 306€, respectively, including conference fees.
  • The Hôtel Résidence Les Mèdes, in single rooms, for a total price of 476€, not including conference fees.
    The hotel is 4 minutes away on foot from the IGESA centre, where the conference will be held.
    Conference fees will have to be paid separately and will amount to 156€.

Evolution 2015 conference

This year’s Evolution conference will take place in Guarujá, close to São Paulo, Brazil from June 26th to June 30th : Direct international flights are available from Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) to São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU). Namely, a flight by TAM Linhas Aereas leaves from CDG at 23:10 on the 25th and arrives at GRU at 6:10 on the morning of the 26th.

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