You are welcome to Montpellier, located on the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea. With a population of 265,000 inhabitants (510,400 in the whole metropolitan area), it is the third-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille and Nice. Montpellier became the capital of botanical science in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. Nowadays, Montpellier and the surrounding region are hosts to many different research teams working in the areas of agronomy, biodiversity, ecology and biological control and which belong to a variety of French and foreign research agencies (INRA, Cirad, Anses, USDA, Csiro, IRD, ...).
Montpellier is located 170 km (106 mi) from Marseille, 242 km (150 mi) from Toulouse, and 748 km (465 mi) from Paris.
Montpellier is connected with Paris (1h20) by regular flights. See the Airport website for more detailed information. The city center is easily accessible from Montpellier Méditerranée Airport by public transportation: by airport shuttle and then tram. The Airport shuttle goes to the tram station "Place de l'Europe". From there, downtown is accessible with tram line 1 (direction 'Mosson') or tram line 3 (direction 'Albert 1er'). All public transport timetables (buses and tram) are accessible here
Montpellier can be reached by high-speed trains (TGV) from Paris (Gare de Lyon, 3h20) and Lyon (1h50), or Roissy Airport (Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV, 4h)
The Symposium will take place at Montpellier SupAgro on the 'Campus de La Gaillarde'.
The address is:
2, place Pierre Viala 34060 MONTPELLIER Cedex 02
Phone.: +33 (0) 4 99 61 22 00
Fax : +33 (0) 4 99 61 29 00
The closest tram station is 'Stade Philippidès' on line 1, a 10 minutes walk.
The bus stop 'Pierre Viala' (bus line 6) is just in front of Montpellier SupAgro.