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La Baule, Centre de Congres Atlantia, France
October 23-26, 2006
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IWFHR'10 will be held on October 23 to 26 at the "Atlantia Cultural and Congress Centre" in La Baule, an elegant seaside resort located on West Coast, in the Loire-Atlantique Department included in the region of the Pays-de-la-Loire, 450 km away from Paris. Looking towards both the continent and the sea, there is a wide choice of transport available. You can get there quickly and easily.

The Atlantia Cultural and Congress Centre is located about 2 km away from the central railway station. Frequent bus connections and taxi are available.

Located in the centre of the Côte d'Amour or Love Coast just west of Nantes, La Baule is an internationally renowned resort, easily accessible and highly popular throughout the year. Like most Breton towns, it was the Victorians that first flocked here to enjoy the balmy air. La Baule's inviting five mile (eight km) stretch of white sandy beach provides the perfect place for a superb promenade.
You can find here a map of La Baule. Please choose France as a country, then La Baule as your place of destination.

Means of access

By train: There are a number of round trips on a typical week day and journey times with TGV (high speed train) and TER (regional express train):

- 4 direct TGV Paris Montparnasse - La Baule-Escoublac: 3 hours
- 20 TGV Paris Montparnasse - La Baule-Escoublac via Nantes and Saint Nazaire: 3-4 hours
- 20 TER Nantes - La Baule-Escoublac: 50 minutes

TGV Charles de Gaulles 13h38 - Nantes 16h31 - La Baule Escoublac 17h46

The closest railway station to the conference venue is La Baule-Escoublac, and not La Baule-Les Pins.
For more information, please go to the SNCF web site.

By air: The international Nantes/Atlantique airport ensures flights to major European destinations. There are daily links to Paris (1 hour flight).
There are direct links from and to London (British Airways). There is a direct flight from Gatwick (London) to Nantes Atlantique Airport.

By road: The A11 motorway and the N171 highway link Paris to La Baule (450km).
You can get there in less than five hours.


Free transfert shuttles will be at the disposal of the participants from the railway station La Baule Escoublac, the Atlantia Center and the Pierre et Vacances Résidence (P&V Résidence) every day.

Monday 23: Departure from:

* the railway station to the Atlantia Center: 17:06, 18:20 and 20:38
* the Atlantia Center to the P&V Résidence: 17:30, 18:45
* the P&V Résidence to the Atlantia Center: 19:00
* the railway station to the P&V Résidence: 21:25



Recommended way:

Flight to Paris (Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle or Orly airports) -> Paris Shuttle -> shuttle or taxi to the Paris railway station (gare SNCF- Paris Montparnasse) -> TGV (high speed train) to La Baule-Escoublac.

Flight to Nantes (Atlantique Airport) -> shuttle or taxi to the Nantes railway station (gare SNCF) -> TGV (high speed train) to La Baule-Escoublac.

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22 november 2006

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