Practical Information > Venue

The event will be held at the Graduate School of Architecture (ensa Nantes) of Nantes city, France. On the bank of the Loire river, close to the new courthouse and the Ouest France newspaper offices, the School is just a bridge away from Nantes city center.

Postal address: École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Nantes - 6 quai François Mitterrand - BP 16202 - 44262 Nantes cedex 2

The site is easily accessible from the city center by foot and bicycle or by public transportation.

If you arrive by air from Nantes international airport (NTE)

The airport shuttle provides direct connections from Nantes Atlantic International Airport to the central railway station within 20 minutes only. it transports you and your luggage with no extra charge and stops at the city's main points. The airport shuttle ticket (7.50 €) is valid for one hour throughout the Tan network. It must be validated when you start your journey.

If you arrive by train

ensa Nantes is conveniently located 10 minutes away for the high speed train (TGV) railway station. Take the North exit of the railway station, then take the tramway line 1 (buy your ticket before getting on the tramway) west-bound to François Mitterrand or Jamet and get off at Médiathèque station. Then cross the Loire river with the pedestrian bridge in front of the new courthouse (so-called "le nouveau Palais de Justice" in French). The graduate School of Architecture will be located, on the same bank of the river, 300 meters on your left.

If you arrive by air from Roissy - Charles de Gaulles airport, Paris (CDG)

There are different possibilities:
  - either directly, in 3hrs, through TGV (high speed train) from Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport (the railway station is located in the 
airport, terminal 2) to Nantes,
  - either through a TGV from Paris-Montparnasse to Nantes (in 2 hrs). This solution presupposes to take RER (airport station) and metro to
rally Paris downtown (about 1 hr);
  - either through a TGV from Massy TGV Railway station to Nantes (about 2 hrs). This solution presupposes to take RER (airport station) to rally Massy (about 1 hr 15 min).

Please note also that Nantes is connected to Paris (1 hr flight) by 4 daily flights with Roissy - Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and 4 with Orly Airport (ORY).

For further information, please check on the following public websites

  - TAN network (Nantes public transportation),

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