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The conference will be held at the Centre IGESA, on the Island of Porquerolles, Hyères, France. This is one of a three-island group directly to the South of Hyères, and South East of Marseille. The Centre IGESA is in the village of the island of Porquerolles, 5 min by foot from the port. It is located in a natural park, one of the last intact naturalistic area in the Mediterranean basin. It belongs to the armed forces of France as a recreation and meeting location. (map).

Some touristic info can be found at the following link, or this funny viewer.

We recommend travelling to Hyères, either Hyères train station or Toulon-Hyères airport (details will be posted later on). Special shuttle bus service will be provided from the train station of Hyères, Toulon-Hyères airport, and the pier for the boat to Porquerolles. Two boats will then transport the attendees to the Porquerolles island on Saturday April 17th afternoon.

All participants will be accommodated at

Single Rooms
Please note that SINGLE accommodation can only be guaranteed to invited speakers. All other participants will have to share a TWIN room. In case single rooms would become available at the time of the conference, rooms will be attributed on a “first come, first served” basis.

The cost of a twin room+food per person and per day is about 70 euros, and the expected cost for the school is therefore about 770 euros.

Breakfast will be served buffet style from 07.30 to 09.00 hours. Times for lunch and dinner will be shown in the conference final program. Mineral water and wine are served at lunch and dinner coffee is available after lunch.
Additional beverages are at the participants' own expense

Note also that April is not the best month if you wish to avoid rain. There is a high probability of some showers during the school, hopefully not lasting more than several hours/days, so please, don't consider that you come in vacation in some dry place located in a desert!


By Air

Toulon-Hyères International Airport
is the nearest airport to Porquerolles
There is also Marseille airport (70 km from Giens)
And Nice Airport (120 km from Giens)

The Nice airport is by far the biggest of the three, and you have a high probability to find the cheapest and most convenient flights. We advise you to use this airport.
Please note that a bus shuttle will be organized from Nice on Saturday 17th at an hour communicated soon.

If you miss this bus or come another day,
you have to take the train at the station Nice St Augustin, at less than 15min walk from terminal one. You can find information here.

By Rail & Public Transport
The closest train station is Hyères.
From the train station, take the bus 67 to ‘La Tour Fondue’ - Ferry Terminal to Porquerolles.

Toulon train station is also close. From there you can take either bus 29 or 39 direction "Gare routiere de Hyères". Stop at "Hyères gare routiere” and from there take the bus 67 to ‘La Tour Fondue’.
Buses are waiting slightly to the right outside Toulon railway station (with your back to the railway station). In general, they are waiting there before departure. However, depending on the traffic, they may arrive late, and will stop only if you wave your hands. (The bus number can be seen in the front of the bus). You can buy a ticket from the bus driver (better if you have some small change), and you have to stamp it inside the bus.

By Taxi
Taxi prices to La Tour Fondue (Giens) – Ferry Terminal to Porquerolles:
From Toulon  railway station    80 EUR         45 min
From Hyères railway station    35 EUR         15 min
From Toulon-Hyères airport     25 EUR          10 min

The Ferry goes from La tour Fondue (Giens) to Porquerolles. Timetables vary according to season. For timetables click HERE Tel : +33 4 94 58 95 14
The journey takes around 20 minutes and costs approx. 17€. We will try to organize some groups at chosen hours to decrease this price. 

Note that the IGESA center has at disposal about for 72 persons. A shuttle will be organized the first and last days of the school.