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SPLC-Europe will take place in Rennes in Brittany.

Brittany is a large peninsula, bordered to the north by the English Channel and to the west and the south by the Atlantic Ocean. Hundreds of bays, inlets, and islands shelter the fishing boats that have sustained Bretons for millennia.

Rennes is the capital of Brittany and, together with Lannion and Saint-Malo, is part of what is known as the French "Telecom-Valley," since most of the major players of the country's telecommunications industry have a site in this region (e.g., Alcatel, France-Télécom, Thomson, Matra).

September 26, 2005: workshops and tutorials at IRISA Laboratory.

September 27 to 29, 2005: main conference at Hotel "Mercure Colombier".


We propose you a list of hotels where we have made block reservations.
These rooms will be held until August 31, 2005.
Early booking is highly recommended as it could be very difficult to book after the end of August. Please directly contact the chosen hotel and refer to the SPLC conference.


Recommended way:

From Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, take the TGV train (high speed link in 2h40) directly to Rennes city. You will then join IRISA by bus or taxi in 15 minutes.

Other ways:

By air
Connecting flights to Rennes Saint-Jacques airport from:
Paris Charles de Gaulle-Roissy airport
Paris Orly airport
Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport

By train
Frequent daily direct connections to Rennes city by SNCF - TGV train from:
Paris Montparnasse (2 hours)
Paris Roissy CDG (2h40)

Nota: you can take a connection

- from CDG airport to Montparnasse railway station with the Air France bus shuttle, bus line 4, every 15 min;
- from Orly airport to Montparnasse railway station with the Air France bus shuttle, bus line 1

By road
The A11 motorway links Paris to Rennes in 2 hours 45 minutes.

Getting to IRISA
(workshops and tutorials on Sept 26): see more information


Cocktail in Maire House on Tuesday, September 27
Private guided visit of the abbey in Le Mont Saint Michel and Gala dinner on
Wednesday, September 28

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