ALCOSP 2013 will take place in the Campus 1 of the University of Caen Basse-Normandie.

Campus 1 is located in the heart of Caen, within walking distance from the main pedestrian shopping street (Rue Saint-Pierre).

From the railway station, the most convenient (and also cheapest) way to get to Campus 1 is by TRAMWAY, line A (direction Côte de Nacre) or line B (direction Hérouville Saint Clair). The two lines stop at  'Université'. The trip lasts less than 20 minutes.


How to get to Caen ?

Caen is located about 200 km West of Paris and is easily reachable by train from Paris Saint-Lazare railway station. Therefore, the best way to reach Caen from the rest of the world is to transit by one of the Parisian airoports: Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Orly (ORY), and Beauvais (BVA).

For more information on travelling by train please go to :

There is a small airport in Caen, named “Caen-Carpiquet”, that is especially well connected to Paris and Lyon airports.

For more information on travelling by plane, please go to :

There are also several daily Channel crossings by ferryboat between Portsmouth and Caen-Ouistreham (Ouistreham is about 10 km from Caen).

For more information on travelling by ferry, please go to : or consider for comparing prices.

By car

From Paris, by highway A13 (toll). From Cherbourg by N13. From Rouen, by A13 (toll) or N175. From Rennes, by A84. From Tours and Le Mans, by N138, via N158, at Sées.

Visa Requirements & Letter of Invitation

Visitors from outside France should check whether or not a visa is required here.

Participants requiring an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa should contact :

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