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5th Conference on Physiology of Yeast and Filamentous Fungi

June 4 - 7, 2013, Montpellier, FRANCE






Le Corum
Esplanade Charles de Gaulle - BP2200
34027 MONTPELLIER Cedex 01

More information: Enjoy Montpellier                                         Map of Le Corum and car parking information

All lectures will be given in the Einstein Auditorium. Posters and stands will be exhibited in the Shipping Hall, next to the Einstein Auditorium.

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Le Corum is two worlds in one a place where top professional events take place alongside contemporary and classical music. One of the best conference halls in France, it is also renowned for the quality of the acoustics in its Opera House, and for its National Orchestra. With its revolutionary design, this multi-purpose, high quality site is one of the many treasures that make Montpellier one of the most popular business tourism destinations on the Mediterranean.


As Montpellier is one of the biggest tourist destination in the south of France, we advise you to book your hotel as soon as possible.

  • Pre-booked hotels at preferential rates: Apply online AND pay online by credit card or Download the PDF form (send it by regular mail, email or fax). All requests for accommodation must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Travelling Information

A valid passport (or identity card for European citizens) is required for all visitors entering France. No visa is required for citizens from the EU or from most other European countries, USA, and Argentine. Please contact the French embassy, consulate or customs agency in your own country for details regarding visa and entry requirements.

You will find more information on the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: coming to France.

How to reach Montpellier

By air

Montpellier-Méditerrannée airport is located 8 km southeast of Montpellier. There is a regular shuttle service between the airport and the city (it takes 15-20 min to get to the city). From the airport take the bus shuttle to the city ("place de l'europe"). Take the trawmay T1 (direction "Mosson") or T4 (direction "Albert 1er") and get off at the stop "Corum".

Alternatively there are always taxis available at the airport. Approximative cost is 20 euros.

Montpellier-Méditerrannée airport: Tel: +33 (0)4 67 20 85 00 - Airport web site

By train

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, etc.

SNCF Station is 10 min walk from the Corum Conference Centre.


At the SNCF station, take the tramway T1 direction "Mosson" or T2 direction "Jacou" and get off at stop "Corum".

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

By road

  • Exit motorway A9 n°29 at "Montpellier Est". Direction Centre Ville, Le Corum
  • GPS: N 43° 36' 49"; E 3° 52' 56"

Tourist Information


Montpellier and its suburbs have 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 70,000 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 summer), movie theatres, opera, etc.. There are also a great Olympic indoor swimming pool and a brand ice-skating park in the city as well as many places for an unforgettable jog like along the River Lez (for harden 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) or by tramway T3 and bus.

Tourist Office of Montpellier

Getting Around Montpellier

You can hire a bicycle or use buses and/or the tramways.
Bicycles can be rented at the TAM agency that is located at the train station (low level main entrance) or at the tourist office ("place de la comédie").


Weather and clothing

The average daily temperature in June is between 15°-25°C (59-77°F).


The organizers of the conference 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.

Contact information
PYFF5 Secretariat
INRA, UMR1083 Sciences pour l’Oenologie, Bat 28
2 place Pierre Viala
phone: (33) 4 99 61 22 41
fax: (33) 4 99 61 28 57
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