The symposium will be organized at LILLIAD congress center which is located at the heart of the scientific campus of Lille, and can be reached from the centre of Lille using the automatic Metro line (Metro line 1, 12 minutes from Lille Flandres metro station located at the city center of Lille).
Besides having an international airport, Lille is very well served by train services with a strategic location, just:
— 1h away from Paris
— 35 minutes away from Bruxelles
— 1h20 away from London by Eurostar train
For more information : http://www.voyages-sncf.com
You can also travel to Lille by plane. The airport of Lille is located 10 km away from the city center. A shuttle service is available from the airport to downtown Lille.
For more information: http://www.lille.aeroport.fr
By coming to Lille for the Conference, the attendants will have the opportunity to visit the Flanders capital which offers several attractions :
— the attractive old town ("Le vieux Lille") with a strong Flemish influence (from the Grand Place with Austrian cannonballs still embedded in the facade to the basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille)
— the Belfry (104 meters height for a panoramic view)
— art museums (Palais des Beaux Arts, Musée La Piscine de Roubaix...)
— many parks and a zoo
A city-tour bus service is available. Moreover, a bike rental service named V’Lille is also available to visit the city www.vlille.fr. For more information : You will be warmly welcome. The Lillois have a well-deserved reputation for friendliness. For more information, please visit: http://en.lilletourism.com
The participants to the symposium can book a hotel in the city center of Lille. They can get to the Lilliad congress center by using Metro line 1, and get off at station "Cité scientifique - Professeur Gabillard" located 3 min walking from the symposium venue.
The venue for the gala dinner is located in the city centre, about 10 min walking far from La Grand-place.