Venue, hotels, local transportation

The conference will take place on the Campus 2 site of the university of Caen.

Caen is in northwestern France, near the English Channel and is not to be confused with Cannes, the town of the international film festival!

Travel information

Caen can be reached from Paris by express trains in about two hours. You can check the SNCF website.

Local airport of Caen-Carpiquet has some flight possibilities notably via a connection through Lyon which gives direct access to some german towns (see for instance Beware that there are no flight departing from Caen-Carpiquet airport to Lyon on Saturday afternoon, March 3 (but there are flights on Sunday, March 4).

The town is easily accessible by car. Paris is 220 km from Caen (autoroute de Normandie – A13).

Please look at this page for important information for traveling by train to Caen.

Local transportation in Caen

There are some complications for moving around in Caen by bus:

  • The tramway (alas!) is no longer functioning since 1st January 2018. It will be a small consolation for most of the participants you to know that we will have a brand new one in 2020...
  • However there is a replacement service with buses.

The two interesting lines for you are a priori Bus A and Bus A express. However, the line bus A express does not exist during STACS conference (because there are school holidays). Thus, there only remains the line A.

Directions from the rail station to the conference site (or town centre):

Note that, when going from the rail station to the conference site (Campus 2), the buses cross the town center. For instance you can get off at "Quatrans" (for hotel des quatrans, François d’O) or "Bellivet" (for hotel du Chateau, hotel Royal).

  • Take the Bus "BUS A" at stop "Gare SNCF Rue d'Auge" in direction of Campus 2 (this is a 2 minutes walk from the rail station)
  • Get off at stop Campus 2 (Caen)
    Duration of the bus travel: around 30 minutes

Directions from the conference site to the rail station (or town centre):

  • Take the Bus "BUS A" at stop "Campus 2" in direction of "Ifs Jean Vilar"
  • Get off at stop "Gare SNCF Rue d'Auge" for the rail station, or stop "Quatrans" (for hotel des quatrans, François d’O) or stop "Bellivet" (for hotel du Chateau, hotel Royal)

You can find more information about the transportation system in Caen: In particular there is a map.


Here is a list of partner hotels mostly in the town centre of Caen. Please mention you are coming to the STACS 2018 conference when making reservations.

    17 Rue Gémare
    Preferential rates for STACS 2018 for Hotel des Quatrans:
    · 68.80 € per night, chambre double « confort », occupation by one person, breakfast and taxes included,
    · 79.60 € per night, chambre double « confort », occupation by two persons, breakfast and taxes included.
    4 Rue des Cordeliers
  • Royal Hotel Caen Centre ***
    1, place de la République
    Preferential rates for STACS 2018:
    · 71 € per night (for one person) breakfast and taxes included
    2 rue de l'Académie

There are other possibilities for lodging.

See also for instance or the following list of hotels.

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