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by Mathilde Fouché - 8 November 2011


QED 2012 will be held at the Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC), a CNRS facility created in the 1960s and organizing scientific meetings throughout the year.

It is located on the west shore of Corsica, at the entrance of Cargèse, a small village of 800 inhabitants (50 km north of Ajaccio). Beaches are located in the vicinity of the Institute and on the opposite side of the village. Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean sea, 150 km south of the French coast and offers beautiful landscapes and historical landmarks.

How to get to Corsica ?

Cargèse is located about one hour drive from Corsica’s main city Ajaccio.

Ajaccio can be reached by plane from Paris, Nice or Marseilles using regular connexions by Air France.

Another (longer) option to reach Ajaccio is to take a ferry from Marseilles or Nice. Check the website of the ferry companies SNCM or Corsica Ferries.

Both Marseilles (3h) and Nice (5h30) can be reached by high-speed train (TGV) from Paris, see http://www.sncf.com/ or http://www.idtgv.com/

Please be aware that Corsica is a touristic destination. Book your travel as soon as possible.

Transportation from Ajaccio to Cargèse

Participants are expected to arrive on Monday, April 16th and leave Cargèse on Friday, April 27th.

We strongly recommend you to consider using the organised bus which is included in your registration fee.

Monday, April 16th:

There will be one bus from Ajaccio airport to the Cargèse Center after the flight of 2:30 pm. It means that the bus leaves after all passengers of the flights are in the bus.

In order to find the bus, proceed to the "parking des cars", where the bus will wait for us. It is on the right-hand-side of the exit, close to the Jeweler’s store. Buses will be organised to collect people arriving at Ajaccio airport.

For participants arriving after 2:30 pm and before 6:30 pm, a bus or taxis will be organized depending on the number of persons. The exact collection time and precise organisation will be confirmed nearer to the time.

Friday, April 27th:

Bus departure: 10:30 am

Another bus or taxis will be organized for participants who have to be at the airpot earlier.