Venue & Travel Information


The workshop will be located at the LORIA laboratory in Nancy, France.

Here is some information concerning travel to Nancy that might be useful. The city of Nancy can be reached by plane, by train, or by car.

How to reach Nancy

By Plane

Metz-Nancy-Lorraine regional airport is situated between Nancy and Metz. There is a service of "navettes" (company Metrolor, one way 4 €, return 7€) linking the airport and the center of Nancy and the train station, which takes about 35 minutes.

This airport mainly provides connections within France, but it can be use via connecting flights (e.g., there are regular flights to Paris).

More information (in French) at
Aeroport regional Metz-Nancy Lorraine
57420 GOIN
Phone: (33) 3 87 56 70 00
Fax: (33) 3 87 56 70 54

As Nancy only has a regional airport, people arriving to the nearest international airport (Paris, Luxemburg, Frankfurt, etc.) will probably complete their journey by train arriving to Nancy's train station. Once you are at the train station, take Tram 1 to the LORIA site (see Reaching the conference).

By Train

Nancy train station is situated in the center of Nancy. Very close to the station is the stop of Tram 1, which will take you to LORIA (see Reaching the conference).

Nancy has direct train connections (among others) to Paris, Luxembourg, Munich, Vienna, etc. For more information on the French Train system visit (information available in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch!!!).

By Car

The main access to Nancy by car from Paris, Strasbourg, Saarbruecken and Frankfurt is with the A31 (E23) road. You can drive by car by the A4 highway from Paris (around 3 hours), the E25, A31 highways from Luxembourg (around 1 hour), the A4 highway from Strasbourg (around 1 hour and haf), the A31 highway from Dijon (around 2 hours), the E411-A4, E25, A31 highways from Brussels (around 3 hours).


Map of loria and hostels:

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Youth Hostel

There is a youth hostel located at a castle very close to the LORIA (5 minutes walk). Rooms have about 3 or 4 beds. The price per person per night is 13,90 Euros and includes sheets and breakfast.

149 rue de Vandoeuvre
54600 Villers-lès-Nancy
Phone: +33 (0)3 83 27 73 67


Here is a list of recommended hotels. It is convenient to choose an hotel in the center, and to use the tram to reach the conference building. You may also visit the Nancy Tourism Office website for other hotels (online booking is available).
Hotel Albert 1er

3 rue de l'Armee Patton
54000 Nancy
(5 minutes by foot from the station)
Phone: +33 (0)3 83 40 31 24

Hotel Akena Nancy

41 rue de Raymond Poincare
54000 Nancy
Phone: +33 (0)3 83 28 02 13

Hotel Le Guise

18 rue de Guise
54000 Nancy
Phone: +33 (0)3 83 32 24 68

Hotel Ibis Nancy Centre Gare

3 rue Crampel
54000 Nancy
Phone: +33 (0)3 83 32 90 16

Hotel Best Western

5, rue Chanzy
54 000 Nancy
Phone: +33 (0)3 83 17 54 00

Hotel des Prelats

56 place Mgr Ruch
54 000 Nancy
Phone: 33.(0)

Reaching the LORIA Site from the Train Station:

The easiest way to reach the LORIA, where ISR is going to take place from the train station, is to take Tram 1 (this is the only tram line in Nancy).

[La gare]

In the map you can see the situation of the Train Station and the nearest stop of Tram 1. You have to take the tram in the direction Vandoeuvre, Chu Brabois. And step down in the Callot stop (it is a 20 minutes ride).

There are automatic ticket machines (you'll need coins though, bills or cards are not accepted) in the stop of the tram. You cannot buy the ticket on the tram, so remember to buy the ticket before boarding the tram.

The following pdf file might be useful:

The workshop will take place in the building of LORIA. In the map you can see highlighted the building of LORIA where the workshop is going to take place. We have also marked in white the path from the nearest tram station (stop Callot, of Tram 1). It takes about 5 minutes walking from the tram station to the LORIA site. Here is a map of the LORIA location.

[De l'arrêt

Here is a detailled plan of the conference location. Coffee breaks and lunches will also be taken there. In the LORIA building, you will be able to get an Internet connection, either in the room with machines, or using your own notebook with WiFi connection.

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