• • • Location • • • Venue • • • Accommodation • • •
  • Location, Venue & Accomodation
  • Location
  • The Conference will be held in the Congress Centre (Le Palais des Congrès) in La Grande Motte, France.
    La Grande Motte is located on the Mediterranean coast, 20 km south-east of Montpellier, 30 km from Nimes, 120 km from Marseille...
    The Congress Centre overlooks the Grande Motte marina, and the hotels and appartments are within 5-10 minutes walk. The beach, down-town and restaurant areas are all within close walking distance.

    Conference Centre address:
    Palais des Congrès Jean Balladur
    Avenue Jean Béne
    34280 La Grande Motte
  • Venue
  • Arrival in Montpellier Méditerranée airport
  • Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport is 10 kilometres away from La Grande Motte. There are 10 or so flights daily from Paris on Air France. There are also regular direct flights to Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Nantes, Rennes, Frankfurt Hahn, London Stansted, Oslo and Copenhagen plus direct holiday flights to Funchal, Marrakech,Djerba, Monastir, Valetta and Dubrovnik.
    Montpellier airport is located between Montpellier down-town and La Grande Motte. Taxis and shuttle services are available at the terminal exit (15 minutes drive).
  • Montpellier Airport - website
  • Taxis to and from Montpellier - website
  • Grande Motte access by public transports - website
  • Arrival by train in St Roch Railway Station
  • Daily services to and from all major cities, in particular the TGV high-speed train which arrives in Montpellier. From the railway station take the tramway (line nº1) to the station "Odysseum" where a regular coach (line nº106) provides a return shuttle service to and from La Grande Motte (45 minutes).
    Montpellier TGV station: 21 km
  • SNCF website
  • Accommodation
  • Important note: September in La Grande Motte is still a very busy period and organisers recommend to book a room as soon as possible

    The Conference organisers have selected one lodging facility for the Conference participants located 5 minutes walk from the Congress Centre: Mercure Hotel***
  • Standard single room: 130 euros/night
  • Standard double room: 145 euros/night
  • breakfast: 15,90 euros
  • taxes: 2,48 euros/night
  • Please fill out the reservation form and fax it to: +33 4 67 56 92 29.
    Alternatively you can scan the form and email it to patrick.londiveau@accor.com
    Mercure Hotel "Conference preferential rate" will be applied according to room availabilities and is guarantee only until 13 April 2015

    Other suggested hotel or appartement complex close to the conference center are listed below:
  • Le Quetzal Hotel***
  • L'Ensolhelade appartment complex
  • Les Rives Bleues Hotel**
  • Hotel Europe***
  • Alternatively, several hotels with different levels and prices are located around the conference centre, please consult directly the official reservation center of the La Grande Motte Tourist Office for an exhaustive list:
  • La Grande Motte Tourist Office - Accommodation List