Eighth International Workshop

on Principles of Diagnosis

Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France

September 15-18, 1997


Rennes, France

With support from

   France Telecom CNET                                  MONET   


The Eight International Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis will be held in
Le Mont-Saint-Michel, a very famous and beautiful place located on
the northern coast of Brittany/Normandy.


Registration fees (in French Francs, 20,6 % VAT included)

    Before August 15         After August 15   
   Participant      2300 FF                         2600 FF

These fees include:

  • attendance at the workshop
  • proceedings
  • coffee breaks
  • reception on September 14
  • meals
  • social events
  • bus transportation from Rennes to Le Mont-Saint-Michel and back.

    The registration fees do not include hotel accommodations.


    Participants should complete the registration form and return it together with payment to:

    Elisabeth LEBRET
    Campus universitaire de Beaulieu
    35042 Rennes Cedex

    Registration forms without payment or purchase order will not be considered.


    All payments should be made in FRENCH CURRENCY payable to the AGENT COMPTABLE DE L'INRIA,

    - by cheque,
    - by bank transfer to Trésorerie Générale des Yvelines, 16 avenue de Saint-Cloud, 78018 Versailles, France.
    (Account number 10071 - 78000 - 00003003958 - 80)
    (bank code: 10071; branch code: 78000; account number: 00003003958; key: 80)

    Please do not forget to state your name and the Workshop reference: DX'97.


    Fees will be returned in full for any written cancellation received before September 1, 1997. No refund will be made for cancellation received after this date.

  •   MEALS

    Lunches and dinners (on Monday and Wednesday) will be held at the famous restaurant of "La Mère Poulard".


    Hotel accommodations will be provided on Le Mont-Saint-Michel and reservations are made by the organizing committee. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel "Les terrasses Poulard" (a three star hotel), which is within walking distance of the conference site.

    Prices indicated below are per person and per night, breakfast included:

    Single room: 300 FF                                     Twin/Double room: 200 FF

    Participants should indicate the type of room desired on the registration form.

    As accommodation is in high demand in September, early registration is strongly advised. After Friday August 15, 1997, hotel reservations will be on space-available basis only.

    Accommodation charges will be billed directly to you by the hotel.


    We have planned:

  • A trip to Cancale and Saint-Malo (swimming may be possible depending on the weather)
    followed by a dinner in a "crêperie", on Tuesday September 16;
  • A walk across the bay towards Tombelaine (a small island facing Mont-Saint-Michel);
  • A night visit to Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel , on Wednesday, September 17.


    The best way to reach Le Mont-Saint-Michel is by Paris. Then, you go to Rennes by TGV train (2 hours) or by plane (one hour, but there are very few flights on Sunday, ). A bus shuttle is organized to drive you from Rennes to Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

    We give you below information on :

    How to go from Paris to Rennes by train

    From Montparnasse railway station: take a TGV train (high speed train) to Rennes. It takes 2 heures - About 10 trains per day. Then take the DX shuttle.

    Train Timetables here. Information on the DX shuttle below.

    Take a TGV train to Rennes. There are 2 alternatives:

    Go to Montparnasse railway station. Two solutions :

    Warning: an advance reservation is compulsory for TGVs (high speed trains). A reservation can be made when
    buying the ticket.

    How to go from Rennes to Le Mont-Saint-Michel (and back)

    A special bus will depart from the Rennes railway station around 6:45 p.m., and will arrive at Mont-Saint-Michel at about 7:45 p.m.

    On Thursday September 18, a special bus will leave Mont-Saint-Michel after lunch to catch the TGV leaving Rennes at 3:15 p.m. and arriving at Paris Montparnasse at 5:20 p.m. (TGV number 8742).

    Our suggestion :

    On Sunday September 14, there is a TGV from the Paris Montparnasse railway station that leaves at 4:20 p.m. and arrives at 6:33 p.m. (TGV number 8647). Catch this train and then the DX shuttle !

    Just in case:

    If you can't take this special bus on Sunday evening, Mont-Saint-Michel can also be reached by taking the train from Rennes to Pontorson (direction Caen). 
    At Pontorson, take a taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel (a distance of 8km approximately).

    How to go from Paris to Rennes by road

    Mont-Saint-Michel is located 201 miles W of Paris ; 80 miles SW of Caen ; 30 miles E of St-Malo.

    From Paris take the highway A13 towards Rouen. Then the N175 to Avranches. Then follow Le-Mont-Saint-Michel. Minimum 4 hours'drive.


    The weather is often pleasant with mild temperatures. However, as the weather is very changeable, it might
    be windy and cool sometimes.
    So bring a coat and a bathing suit!