FroCoS 2013 will take place at the LORIA laboratory in Nancy, France.

Nancy, located about 300km east of Paris, is at 1:30 hours by TGV from Paris. There are direct trains to Nancy station from Paris-Est. Other TGV trains connect Paris CDG airport and other major French cities with the TGV Lorraine train station, located about 40km from Nancy, which is reached by shuttle bus in about 40 minutes. Other trains reach Nancy from Strasbourg (and Switzerland and the south of Germany) and from Luxembourg and Metz (linking Nancy with Benelux and Germany). Consult the DB Web site for train connections to Nancy from within Europe.

By plane, Nancy is best reached through Paris CDG or Orly airports. From Paris CDG, you can catch a direct train to the TGV Lorraine station and then continue by shuttle bus. From Paris CDG or Orly, you can take the RER B to Gare du Nord, walk or take the Metro 4 to Gare de l'Est and take a TGV to Nancy train station. Luxembourg airport can be convenient as well: take the bus to Luxembourg train station, from which there are frequent connections to Nancy.

Alternatives are Frankfurt or Strasbourg airports. Low-cost flights reach Basel-Mulhouse or Frankfurt-Hahn, but it can be more difficult to reach Nancy from these airports by public transportation. Metz-Nancy regional airport is located close to the TGV Lorraine station and is served by the same shuttle buses.

Getting to LORIA

LORIA is located on the campus of the Faculty of Sciences of Nancy University (Université Henri Poincaré). Its physical address is

615 rue du Jardin Botanique
54602 Villers-lès-Nancy
tel. (+33) 383 59 30 00
See conference venue, tram line and stop on FroCoS+Tableaux Google map
From the train station, LORIA is easily reached by bus or by tram.

Access by bus: Take the Campus line (also known as 128) from the Nancy Gare stop in the direction of Vandoeuvre CHU - Stan Campus and get off at the stop Grande Corvée. LORIA is on your left, walk uphill about 30m. (The bus stop is in Rue du Jardin Botanique, facing the back side of LORIA, the main entrance to LORIA is on the other side.) The bus ride takes less than 15 minutes, buses run every 8-15 minutes during working hours.

Access by tram: Take the T1 line at the Nancy Gare stop in the direction of Vandoeuvre CHU and get off at the stop Callot. Then traverse the University campus (see map below): from the tram stop, go right in the direction of Lycée Jacques Callot, then follow the street uphill (turning left), finally enter the campus. LORIA is the white building on the top of the hill. The tram takes less than 15 minutes and runs approximately every 7-15 minutes during working hours.

Like many French cities, Nancy has a system of short-term bike rentals called Velostan. Rates are available here. The bike ride from the city center to LORIA takes about 20 minutes.

The LORIA building is the red placemark on our FroCoS+Tableaux Google map

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See selected hotels on FroCoS+Tableaux Google map

We have negotiated special rates at Residhome Appart Hotel Nancy Lorraine: from 55€ per night and per room. Please specify "INRIA" when booking, before August 1st 2013.

  • Residhome Nancy Lorraine
    9 boulevard de la Mothe - 54000 NANCY
    Tel : +33 (0)3 83 19 55 60

Here is a selection of some hotels in Nancy, which are located close to the city center and the tram and bus lines to LORIA. For more information, see the Tourist Office of Nancy, or


See FroCoS+Tableaux Google map for a short selection of restaurants in Nancy. Finding a good place to eat is not an issue in Nancy.

Places to see

There are many places worth visiting in Nancy and around. We refer to the Tourist Office for a more exhaustive presentation of those places, and give here our very short list. We will of course provide a map of Nancy in the conference pack. If you cannot wait, you can download one here. Alternatively you can have a look on our FroCoS+Tableaux Google map.