Practical venue information


We have an agreement with one hotel in the center of Brest, and prebooked a number of rooms for the workshop participants.

Hôtel de la Rade** Tel : +33/0 298 44 47 76
When booking your room, ask for the Arctic Days / Les journées de l'Arctique - University of Brest  special rates (61.88 eur/d incl. breakfast).

Other choices available at the Brest tourism office.

To come to IUEM

A shuttle bus will be available from downtown Brest (close to Hôtel de la Rade) to IUEM every morning and from IUEM to downtown Brest in the evening.
  • Downtown to IUEM
          November 14th, 15th, and 16th: 8:00 am
  • IUEM to downtown
          November 14th: 18:10 pm
          November 15th: 21:15 pm
          November 16th: 12:15 pm and 17:40 pm

If you miss the shuttle, the regular bus line #2 can bring you to IUEM (about 30' trip).

Details can be found on the following map: Arctic Days 2012 Maps


Lunch is planned at the University Restaurant Self-Service (RU, 12:00-13:30). Tickets can be purshased from the conference desk (6.64 euros) or directly at the RU (tickets provided for the invited speakers).

On Wednesday 14th, a "crepes" diner will be served at the Yacht Club for all registered participants (from 19:30).
On Thursday 15th, a cocktail-diner will take place at the BLP Library, nearby IUEM. All registered participants are welcome, including Master students (from 19:00).

Link to google map to sum up important places:


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.

General directions

Address: Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, Rue Dumont d'Urville, 29280 Plouzané, France

GPS coordinates of the Institute : 48°21' 31.94" N , 04°33'47.40" W

Google map link.

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