Date: July 2-6, 2007

Location: LORIA, Nancy, France

The ISR'2006 webpage

is available here


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.

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!!!).

The TGV Est Européen is open since June 10, 2007! The journey time from Paris to Nancy has decrease from 2h45 to 1h30, with 10 trips per day! Get more information at and about Nancy here.
Warning: tickets in the TGV are difficult to get (too much success! ;-), you have to take them in advance.

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).

Reaching the conference

You may want to read the information available on the LORIA website here of read the information which follows.

Most problably, people attending ISR 2007 will be arriving by train to Nancy. Nancy only has a regional airport, so also people arriving to the nearest international airports (Paris, Luxemburg, Frankfurt, etc.) will probably complete their journey by train.

Reaching the LORIA Site from the Residhome Hotel

Take the tram from the stop Saint-Georges, then see below for the arrival at LORIA, as the tram goes by the train station.

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).

Train station map

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:

Below, is a "picture" of LORIA. In the next map you can see highlighted (in red) the building of LORIA where ISR 2007 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.
Attention: the new part of LORIA, where is the main entrance, does not appear on those maps (on the side of "rue du Jardin Botanique")

Campus map

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.

campus map Click to enlarge