• Conference Venue

    Le Corum is located in the centre of Montpellier and can be reached via the Place de la Comédie, the Esplanade and its pedestrian walkways.

    Picture of Le Corum Picture of Le Corum Picture of Le Corum Map of Le Corum
    Parking is in the basement of the building and there is also a bus/tram station, as well as main road access from the town, beaches and the airport, which is less than quarter of an hour away.
  • Accommodation

    There are a wide variety of accommodation in the vicinity of Le Corum, with rooms available to suit all budgets. An accommodation guide for the Montpellier area can be downloaded here.

    We have partnered with Hotels Combined to offer you the best deals at hotels close to the conference venue. Details of the Hotels Combined conference support programme can be found here.

    A list of accommodation available during the conference period (21-23 September) along with pricings can be found here. Alternatively you can search the Hotels Combined website if you require a stay of a different length.

  • Conference Dinner

    The conference dinner will take place on the evening of Tuesday 22 September at the stunning Chateau de Flaugergues.

    The dinner includes wine tasting at the chateau, followed by a 3 course meal. Transportation by coach to and from the Chateau will be provided to all conference delegates.

    Built at the end of the 17th century, Chateau de Flaugergues is surrounded by magnificent gardens. The architecture of the château is impressive not only in the building themselves but also in the overall arrangement of grounds. Thanks to the strong relief on which the original house was built, the architect was able to create neighbouring spaces on different levels, each with their own unique character. Every space, surrounded by walls, hedges, trees and balustrades, provokes a sense of curiosity to discover the mysteries contained within the next area.

    Please note that the conference dinner is now fully subscribed and new registrants (from 8th September 2009) are not able to attend this social event due to space restrictions. The registration rates have been lowered to reflect this.

  • About Montpellier

    Located in the south of France, Montpellier is the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The city is situated about 10km inland, 52 km from Nîmes, 168 km from Marseilles, 248 km from Toulouse. It is at a distance of 750 km from Paris.

    Picture of Montpellier Montpellier is one of the few large cities in France without a Roman heritage. Founded by the Counts of Tolouse, it was first mentioned in 985 and had become a prosperous city with trading links all over the Mediterranean by medieval times.

    At the time of the Reformation in the 1500s, many of the inhabitants of Montpellier became Protestants and the city became a stronghold of Protestant resistance to the Catholic French crown. In 1622, King Louis XIII besieged the city and took it after eight months, building the Citadel of Montpellier to secure it. Louis XIV made Montpellier capital of Bas Languedoc, and the town started to embellish itself, by building the Promenade du Peyrou, the Esplanade and a large number of houses in the historic centre. After the French Revolution, the city became the capital of the much smaller Hérault.

    Picture of Montpellier During the 19th century the city developed into an industrial centre. In the 1960s, its population grew dramatically after French settlers in Algeria were resettled in the city following Algeria's independence from France. In the 1980s and 1990s, the city drew attention with a number of major redevelopment projects, such as Le Corum and especially the Antigone District.

    Montpellier’s scholastic tradition began in the 12th century where Europe’s first medical school was established. The University of Montpellier is one of the oldest universities in the world.

    More information on Montpellier’s attractions, places to eat and local activities can be found on the Montpellier Tourist Office website.
  • Getting Around

    To and from the airport

    A shuttle bus linking the airport with the place de l’Europe tram stop (at the eastern end of the Antigone complex) runs up to 12 times a day. Fares are €4.90 and the trip takes 15 minutes.

    The bus timetable can be viewed here.

    There is a taxi rank at the Arrivals Hall exit, gate A. It's about a 15 minute journey to the city centre which should cost around €20. To contact taxis telephone: 04 67 20 65 29

    Public transport

    Montpellier has a comprehensive public bus system. Many buses leave from stops in front of the train station. Regular buses run until around 8.30pm daily.

    The tram consists of two lines. Line 1 travels between Mosson and Odysseum and Line 2 travels between Saint Jean de Vedas Centre and Jacou. Trams run until about midnight.

    Tickets can be used on both buses and trams. Single-journey tickets cost around €1.30 and can be reused for transfers up to one hour from the first validation. A one day pass/10 ticket carnet is €3.20/10.80. Tickets can also be purchased at newsagents or the machines at any tram stop. If you purchase a ticket from a machine, be sure to validate it in the machine when boarding.

    Download tram line map.

    The public transport system is run by TaM (04 67 22 87 87; http://www.montpellier-agglo.com/tam/index2.php )


    Ring Taxi Bleu (04 67 03 20 00) or Taxi 2000 (04 67 04 00 60)


    Montpellier encourages cycling and has over 100km of bicycle track. TaM Vélo (04 67 22 87 22; 27 rue Maguelone; 9am-7pm Mon-Sat, 9am-12.30pm & 2-7pm Sun), an admirable urban initiative, rents town bikes and electric bikes per hour/half-day/full day for €1.50/3/6. You’ll need to leave a deposit (cheque, credit card or cash) of €150/300 per bike/electric bike.
  • Venue Map

    Event venue address

    Esplanade Charles de Gaulle 34000 Montpellier France
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