International School on Rewriting

LORIA, Nancy, France
July 3-7, 2006

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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 Aerolor, price EUR 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
Aéroport régional 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).


University Residence

Students who required to stay in the university residence in their registration form will be lodged in the Residence Universitaire Monplaisir.
The address of the residence is:

rue Jacques Callot
54500 Vandoeuvre lès Nancy

Please check the detailed plan of the conference location, where you can see the university residence marked in blue.

The organization personel of ISR2006 will welcome the students on Sunday, July 2nd from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
They will be in the entrance hall of the "C" building of the Monplaisir university residence, where you will receive the keys for you rooms.

Breakfast will be served at LORIA (where the summer school classes will happen) every day at 8:15 a.m. (one of the organizers of ISR2006will be waiting for the attendees at the reception of the LORIA building.) Except for the first day of the summer school on Monday, 3rd, when breakfast will be served at 8:30 a. m.

Important: Please inform us of the time of your arrival by sending an email message to
isr2006 [at] loria * fr


Here is a list of recommended hotels. It is better 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).

Hôtel Albert 1er

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

Hôtel Akena Nancy

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

Hôtel Le Guise

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

Hôtel Ibis Nancy Centre Gare

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

Hôtel Best Western

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

Hôtel des Prelats

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

Reaching LORIA

Most problably, people attending ISR 2006 will be arriving by train to Nancy. Nancy only has a regional airport, so also people arriving to the nearest international airpors (Paris, Luxemburg, Frankfurt, etc.) will probably complete their journey by train.

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).

[The Train Station]

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:

ISR 2006 will take place in the building of LORIA. In the map you can see highlighted the building of LORIA where ISR 2006 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.

[From the
    Callot Stop to the LORIA]

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.

[Detailled map, click to enlarge]

The ISR'2006 logo has been created by Franz Kirchner.
Last modified: 21-06-2006