TRAVEL INFORMATION


Conference Centre:

The conference will be held at the prestigious "Centre International des Congrés". This Conference Centre has the rare privilege of being housed in two wings of the Popes' Palace. Situated as it is in the heart of a city which has made its cultural and touristic influence felt over the whole world, it offers its guests an outstanding setting, with ceremonial rooms that witnessed the succession of kings and princes of olden days.

Centre International des Congrès
6, rue Pente Rapide - Charles Ansidei
84000 Avignon - France
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 27 50 74 - Fax: +33 (0)4 90 27 50 88
congress@palais-des-papes.com


Tourist Information:

Office du Tourisme d'Avignon
41, cours Jean Jaures
84000 Avignon - France
Tel: +33 (0)4 32 74 32 74
Fax: +33 (0)4 90 82 95 03
information@ot-avignon.fr

Avignon et Provence Website



Housing:

Hotel reservations are available at special ICVS 2001 prices until 30 June 2001 in the following hotels. When booking your hotel, please don't forget to mention that you are coming for the ICVS conference.
The following prices include breakfast and local taxes.

Hotel Mercure Palais des Papes
Bedroom : Single ~110 Euros
Rue Ferruce - 84000 Avignon
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 80 93 79
Fax: +33 (0)4 90 80 93 80
Email: H195@accor-hotels.com

Hotel d'Angleterre
Bedroom : Single ~55 Euros
29, boulevard Raspail - 84000 Avignon
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 86 34 31
Fax: +33 (0)4 90 86 86 74
Email: info@hoteldangleterre.fr

Hotel Medieval
Bedroom : Single ~40 Euros
15, rue Petite Saunerie - 84000 Avignon
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 86 11 06
Fax: +33 (0)4 90 82 08 64
Email: hotel-medieval@avignon-et-provence.com

Etap Hotel
Bedroom : Single ~40 Euros
8, boulevard Saint Dominique - 84000 Avignon
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 82 08 08
Fax: +33 (0)4 90 86 27 19
Email:

Climat de France l'Amandier*
Bedroom : Single ~57 Euros
35, Allée des Fenaisons - 84140 Montfavet
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 88 13 00
Fax: +33 (0)4 90 88 96 96
Email:

Bonsai Hotel Avignon*
Bedroom : Single ~30 Euros
ZI Courtine
255, chemin Ramatuel - 84000 Avignon
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 27 35 15
Fax: +33 (0)4 90 85 46 36
Email:

Information about other accomodations is available here.

Please make your reservation as soon as possible and no later than the 30th of June otherwise you may have very big difficulties to find available rooms close to the conference centre.

* outside city centre.


Airlines:

International Flights:

Paris Orly: take a national flight at the same airport or the high-speed train ("TGV") at the "Gare de Lyon" railway station in Paris centre.

Paris Roissy: take the high-speed train ("TGV") either at the airport station ("Paris Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2") or at the "Gare de Lyon" railway station in Paris centre.

Lyon Saint Exupéry: take the high-speed train ("TGV") either at the airport station ("Lyon Saint Exupéry") or at the "Lyon Part-Dieu" railway station in the city centre.

Marseille: take the high-speed train ("TGV") at the "Marseille Saint-Charles" railway station, in the city centre, or rent a car (about 100 kms of highway).

National Flights:

Avignon: only one airline between Paris-Orly and Avignon (up to three flights a day) by Air France. Take a taxi to reach the city centre (10 kms).

Information about flight schedules and availability can be found on AMADEUS Online.


Train:

By high-speed train to the new "Avignon-TGV" railway station:

Brussels: "Bruxelles Midi" with a connection in Paris "Paris Nord / Gare de Lyon" or in Lille "Lille Europe" (around 4h50mn)

London: "London Waterloo" with a connection in Paris "Paris Nord / Gare de Lyon" or in Lille "Lille Europe" (around 6h30mn)

Amsterdam: with a connection in Paris "Paris Nord / Gare de Lyon" or in Lille "Lille Europe" (around 9h)

Geneva: with a connection in Lyon "Part-Dieu" (around 4 hours)

Paris: "Gare de Lyon" or "Paris Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2" (around 2h35mn)

Lyon: ("Lyon Part-Dieu" or "Lyon Saint-Exupéry") (around 1 hour 05 minute)

Marseille: "Saint-Charles" (around 30mn)

A bus shuttle will bring you from the TGV station to the city centre (15 mn of bus) from which you can walk to the conference centre (15mn by foot)

Information about train schedules and availability can be found on SNCF Website.


By Car:

You can reach Avignon by motorways A7 and A9.

Paris: 690kms

Marseille: 100kms

There are many car parks inside the city.


By Foot:

The city centre (inside the ramparts) is small and can be crossed in half an hour by foot. Click to see a map.