Practical venue information


Coming to Brest by air or train

The Brest airport (BES) has several links with French and foreign cities (Paris, Lyon, London, ...). Airlines include Air France, FlyBe (from UK), Easyjet (Paris CDG, Lyon), etc. Check the BES airport website.
By train, from Paris Montparnasse station, it takes 4h00 to 4h30 to reach Brest using the TGV fast train. Brest is at the line terminus. Check the SNCF train company website.

Local transportation

The easiest way to get to the Institute is to take public transportations and to use the bus line nr. 2. It goes from the train station, city center directly to the Institute (bus stop "de Rochon").

The new tram line (inaugurated in June 2012) is also available. The tram takes you from/to Brest city center to/from Porte de Plouzané, the line terminus. Regular buses to/from the tram terminus from/to he Institute are available (lines 2 and 13; bus stop "de Rochon").

Check the public transportation website.


To come to IUEM

Address: Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer

Rue Dumont d'Urville, 29280 Plouzané, France
GPS coordinates: 48°21' 31.94" N , 04°33'47.40" W
We have arranged a private bus to go from downtown to the venu center at IUEM everyday:
Tuesday: Departure 8:15 from downtow, in front of Hotel Vauban. Stops behind Hotel de la Rade (blvd des Français libres) few minutes later.
                  Return 21:45 from IUEM
Wednesday: Departure 8:15 from downtown (Hotel Vauban and Hotel de la Rade)
                   Return 21:45 from IUEM
Thursday: Departure 8:15 from downtown
                   Return 18:45 from IUEM
Friday: Departure 8:15 from downtown (Hotel Vauban and Hotel de la Rade)
             Excursion 14:00 to 18:00 (return downtown). We will visit the surrounding area (cliffs, lighthouses, menhir)
You can also take public transportations:
  • take the bus line nr. 2. from the train station, city center directly to the Institute Universitaire Européen de la Mer (bus stop "de Rochon").

  • take the tram (line A), direction Porte de Plouzané, Porte de Plouzané stop, and then take bus line nr. 2 (bus stop "de Rochon")

 The BIBUS public tranpostation network map is available here: BIBUS plan 2014



We have an agreement with one hotel in the center of Brest:
Hötel de la Rade,  6 Rue de Siam, 29200 Brest, 02 98 44 47 76
Some of you are also staying at Hôtel Vauban, 17 avenue Georges Clémenceau, 29200 Brest, 02 98 46 06 88
Other choices available at the Brest tourism office.



Lunches: Lunches are on your own. You can go the university restaurant across the street. You can pay in cash.

Dinners (only few space available, please confirm as soon as possible your attendance to dinners, as there is a limited amount of space reserved):

Monday: Icebreaker at "La ronde des vins" (downtown)

Tuesday: Cocktail at the university library "BLP" (IUEM)

Wednesday: Crepe party at the IUEM

Thursday: Banquet at the hotel Vauban (downtown)



Maps - Downtown



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