7th Conference on Real Numbers and Computers (RNC 7)
LORIA, Nancy, France
July 10–12, 2006
RNC 7 — Real Numbers and Computers 2006
July 10–12, 2006
The conference takes place at LORIA, Campus scientifique, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France.
Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy is in the direct vicinity of Nancy.
Nancy is approximately 350km east of Paris.
Coming by plane
You may either choose to reach the local airport, or travel via Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
The local airport (Nancy-Metz, ETZ) is 30km away from Nancy, but few airlines go there. Shuttles provide transportation to and from the airport. The “ official ” shuttle service has a schedule available online. Private taxi companies also provide similar service (albeit more expensive).
If you choose to travel via Paris-Charles de Gaulle, you'll still have 350km to go once you have landed. You may either rent a car there, or take the train.
- The car ride is between 3 and 4 hours, almost entirely on highways. The highway toll is roughly 25 € one-way.
- The train ride goes through Paris. Take the RER B suburban
line to Gare du Nord (10 € and roughly 45 minutes. There are
4 to 15 trains per hour).
Reach then Gare de l'est, either from subway line 4, or by foot (5 min).
From Gare de l'est, several trains a day go to Nancy in 3 hours and for some 45 € one-way.
Note 1: you must purchase a Paris-Nancy train ticket corresponding exactly to the train you mean to take. If you change plans, chances are that your ticket may not be valid for the train before or the train after (this depends on the train type, to be precise. « teoz » trains are the ones requiring an exact reservation).
Note 2: it is wise to purchase the Paris-Nancy train ticket ahead of time, either from your local travel agency, or from the SNCF site. In the latter case, you have to have your ticket printed at the station before getting on the train. You need your reference number (six letters) and your credit card to match the ticket with the payment. Automatic vending machines at the station can do the printing.
Note 3: The RER B ticket is purchased directly at the airport's train station.
Coming by train
Coming by train via Paris follows similarly as above. From some countries (e.g. Germany, Luxemburg), Nancy is reachable directly.
Reaching the LORIA from the inner city
Access maps of the conference site can be found on the LORIA web site ; here follows a summary.
The easiest way to reach the LORIA from the train station is to take Tram 1 (this is the only tram line in Nancy).
In the map you can see the situation of the Train Station and the
nearest stop of Tram 1. Tram tickets can be purchased at the vending
machine just at the tram stop (only coins), or at the ticket booth which
is down the stairs (close to the train tracks).
You have to take the tram in the direction Vandoeuvre, Chu Brabois, and get off at stop « Callot ». The ride takes approximately 20 minutes.
The following map highlights LORIA amongst the nearby buildings (Université Henri Poincaré). The walk from the tram stop to the building is approximately 5 minutes.
This is how the LORIA building looks like in summer: