Venue

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The conference will take place at La Cité, Nantes Events Center.

 

La Cité, easy to reach

Located in the city centre, just a 5-minute walk from the high-speed train station (South exit) and a 20-minute shuttle ride from the airport, La Cité is served by excellent transport links:

  • Tram: line 1 - « Duchesse Anne - Château des Ducs de Bretagne » tram stop, one stop from the TGV railway station (North exit).
  • Airport / city centre shuttle bus: every half hour - « Cité Internationale des Congrès » stop.
  • Busway: line 4 - « Cité Internationale des Congrès » stop.
  • Bicloo self-service bikes and Marguerite self-service cars: stations at La Cité.
  • 450 parking spaces are available underneath La Cité and 2,000 additional parking spaces in close walking distance. Exhibitors are allocated a temporary parking area with direct access to la Cité’s exhibition areas.

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Nantes is a European destination, easy to reach:

  • 1 hour from Paris and London (1st air traffic hubs in Europe)
  • 4 daily scheduled flights to Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle
  • 4 daily scheduled flights to Paris-Orly
  • All the key European destinations are less than 2 hours away by plane
  • Direct flights to 60 destinations:
    • 20 French cities: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Strasbourg, Toulouse, etc.
    • 40 international destinations: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Rome, etc.

Nantes Atlantique airport is the 1st European airport with the ISO 9001 accreditation. It was elected Premier European Airport (winner of the 2011/2012 ERA Airport Award).
Nantes Atlantique airport is a 20 minute-shuttle ride from La Cité (departure every half hour).

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Nantes has direct rail connections to all the major French cities:

  • 2 hours from Paris Montparnasse
  • 21 daily TGV connections between Paris and Nantes
  • 3 hours from Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport with 4 daily TGV connections
  • Direct TGV connections to : Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Strasbourg, etc.


The TGV railway station is located at the very heart of the city, opposite La Cité (South exit).

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The Nantes region is served by an extensive motorway network with
easy access to:

  • The East: Paris on the A11
  • The South: Bordeaux and Toulouse on the A83
  • The West: Brest on the N165 / E60
  • The North: Rennes on the N137


450 parking spaces are available underneath La Cité and 2,000 additional parking spaces in close walking distance. Exhibitors are allocated a temporary parking area with direct access to la Cité’s exhibition areas.

Transport in the city

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Nantes boasts innovative, multimodal and eco-responsible means of transport offering residents and visitors easy and safe travelling within the urban area: 

  • 40 km-tram network (the longest in France)
  • 4 tram and BusWay© lines
  • 53 bus lines
  • 3 river shuttle lines
  • Bicloo : a self-service bike system with 900 bicycles and 90 stations
  • Over 300 km of cycling lanes
  • Not to forget the Marguerite cars that can be hired from 20 self-service hire points.

 

 

 

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