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Travel information

Tours is located on the lower reaches of the Loire River between Orlean and the Atlantic ocean and it is the largest city of the beautiful and historic Loire Valley region. The city can be reached easily by fast train (TGV) from Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Tours Centre via St. Pierre-des-Corps railway station. St. Pierre-des-Corps station is a 5-min taxi or bus trip to the city of Tours. The travel time via train to Tours from CDG is app. 1.5h. For details, consult the website of the French railways ( The city can also be reached from Paris by car on the autoroute A 10 or « L’Aquitaine » in the direction to Bordeaux app. 250 km from Paris through exit 21 Tours-Centre.


Quick Information

Full Address: Parc Grandmont, 37200 Tours

Contact Email:

Stop in Fac Grandmont and continue walking to the Science Techniques Batiment, Parc De Grandmont.

Local travel information

How to get to the conference in Tours?

Starting point: Line 2 direction CHU Trousseau.

2 options:

  • A) Jen Jaures square

  • B) Gare Vinci.

Frequency: 15 min.

Local public transport planner

Plan your local transport here: Local transport planner

Local public transport maps

Access maps here: Maps of Tours

Additional information

+Visa Requirements, Important Notes

Please, note that the Organizing Committee of the ICAR 2016 Camelid Satellite Meeting is not responsible and cannot assist in visa application. Entry into the European Union and France requires a valid passport, and from many countries, a valid visa. For details, please, look at visa regulations at

If you require a formal “invitation letter” to attend the ICAR 2016 Camelid Satellite Meeting, please contact Peter Nagy

+Accommodation in Tours

Tours is a middle size city with many hotels, but early booking is still highly recommended as the conference is already during the holiday season. For accommodation, please, consult the ICAR 2016 webpage on the ICAR site or on atibooking site.

Alternatively, private apartments can also be booked through AirBnB (airbnb site).