from left to right, pink flamingos in Camargue, Le Corum Conference Venue, Théatre Comédie and the tram, Pic Saint Loup vineyards, Saint Guilhem le Désert (Photo credits : Le Corum, J. Guyonnet, G. Llambrich)
  Travel tips
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.

  By air:
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 agent 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 ‘navette’ shuttle bus to the bus station (gare routière) which is at walking distance from the city centre, most hotels and conference venue. The bus station is close to the railway station (gare SNCF). Alternatively there are always taxis available from the airport.
Montpellier-Méditerrannée airport : Tel: +33 (0)4 67 20 85 00 - [ airport web site ]

Discount rates can be obtained when travelling to France and in France with AIR FRANCE between 12th August and 5th September (included). For more information, click here.

  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, Vienna, etc ...
The railway station (gare routière) is at walking distance from the city centre, most hotels and conference venue.
SNCF: Tel: +33 (0)8 36 67 68 69 - [ SNCF web site ]

The organizer will provide vouchers for 20% rebate on the French railway (SNCF) for travelling by train, throughtout France. If you want vouchers please contact

  By road:
The motorway network allows easy access from the main cities of Europe: A9 from Spain, A8-A9 from Italy, A7-A9 from Paris and North of Europe, A75 from Paris and centre of France. Arriving by the motorway at Montpellier take the Montpellier-Est exit "Montpellier-Airport-les plages" and follow the signs "Montpellier centre" and "Le Corum" towards the direction "Centre historique". An underground car park is located under the convention centre. You can get weekly cards from the information desk in the convention centre or park your car at your hotel and walk or use the tram or city buses. Driving in the historic centre of the city is not allowed and generally speaking, roads are crowded and road map of Montpellier are not very easy to handle! More or less detailed maps to access Le Corum to be found at [ access maps ].

from left to right, root nodule of Crotalaria, ectomycorrhizas of pine trees, bacteria attracted by exudates at the apex of a rice root, iron oxide precipitation in the rhizosphere of a eucalypt root, calcified roots in the garrigues bush (Photo credits : LSTM, UMR R&S, J. Guimberteau).
Directeur de la publication : Philippe Hinsinger - Coord. admin. : Sophie Pirkin
Conception / administration : Sébastien Lamy (coll. Corinne Dasen, Magalie Collet) - Graphisme : Georges LLambrich
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