Practical information

How to reach Tours city?

If you come from outside France, you should arrive by plane at the Charles De Gaulle airport or the Orly airport. From there, Tours is easily reachable by TGV (French name for high speed train) from Charles De Gaulle Airport TGV directly (1h30mn) or by Paris Montparnasse TGV train station (1h) after having taken the subway if you land at Orly Airport. Instead of Paris Montparnasse train station, you can also take a train at Austerlitz train station in Paris, but this will take you 2h30. You must go up to the train station of Tours.

Some TGV have Tours station as terminus, but most of the TGV do not go up to Tours and have a stop at Saint-Pierre des Corps train station which is an important TGV halt on the Paris-Bordeaux high speed line. A transfer by train to Tours station is organized for almost every TGV stopping at St Pierre des Corps (the shuttle is often waiting on the same platform). The travel time for this shuttle is 5 minutes. The train station of Tours is located in the centre of Tours, at 10 minutes by walk from the conference site and most of the hotels.

Conference venue


The workshop is held at the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance (CESR), located 59 rue Néricault Destouches, in Tours.


You will find below a list of hotels. They are indicated from the closest to the farest, but all are at most from 5mn by walk, from the conference location.

Hotel St Jean **

Budget: 55-85€

13 place des Halles, 37000 Tours

Logis Hotel des Châteaux de la Loire **

Budget: 60-110€

12 rue Gambetta, 37000 Tours

Hotel Relais St Eloi ***

Budget: 64-80€

8 rue Giraudeau, 37000 Tours

Hotel Mondial **

Budget: 69-80€

3 place de la résistance, 37000 Tours

Hotel Oceania l'Univers ****

Budget: 108-130€

5 boulevard Heurteloup, 37000 Tours






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