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Location & Venue


The conference will take place in La Grande Motte, France, a Mediterranean city with immediate surroundings providing a lot of touristic sites to visit, the vineyards, the coast, the mountains and numerous World heritage sites of the Languedoc-Roussillon region (e.g. Roman remains such as Le Pont du Gard or the Nîmes arenas, the medieval city of Carcassonne, etc.)

The Conference will be held in the Congress Centre (Le Palais des Congrès) in La Grande Motte, France.

The Congress Centre overlooks the Grande Motte marina. The beach, down-town and restaurant areas are all within close walking distance.



  Conference Centre address:
Palais des Congrès Jean Balladur
Avenue Jean Béne
34280 La Grande Motte




The Conference organisers have selected one lodging facility for the Conference participants located 5 minutes walk from the Congress Centre: Mercure Hotel****


hotel mercure

Negociated rates* - breakfast ** & VAT included

** breakfasts can be served in the rooms

Not included: City tax 2.48 euros/person/day


1  night  

5 nights   

Single room 115 € 575 €
Double room for Double use (1 bathroom)

125 €
(62,5 € by person)

625 €
(312,5 € by person)

Suite for Single use 145 € 725 €
Suite for Double use (2 bathrooms)

155 €
(77,5 € by person)

775 €
(387,5 € by person)


*Note: Possibility of one consecutive extra-night at the same rate.


Please fill out the - PDF reservation form - and fax it to: +33 4 67 56 92 29. Alternatively you can scan the form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mercure Hotel "Conference preferential rate" will be applied according to room availabilities and is guarantee only until 20th January 2018


Other suggested hotel or appartement complex close to the conference center are listed below:


Alternatively, several hotels with different levels and prices are located around the conference centre, please consult directly the official reservation center of the La Grande Motte Tourist Office for an exhaustive list:




  • Arrival in Montpellier Méditerranée airport
Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport is 10 kilometres away from La Grande Motte. There are 10 or so flights daily from Paris on Air France. There are also regular direct flights to Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Nantes, Rennes, Frankfurt Hahn, London Stansted, Oslo and Copenhagen plus direct holiday flights to Funchal, Marrakech,Djerba, Monastir, Valetta and Dubrovnik.
Montpellier airport is located between Montpellier down-town and La Grande Motte. Taxis and shuttle services are available at the terminal exit (15 minutes drive).
  • Montpellier Airport - website
  • Taxis to and from Montpellier - website
  • Grande Motte access by public transports - website


  • Arrival by train in St Roch Railway Station
Daily services to and from all major cities, in particular the TGV high-speed train which arrives in Montpellier. From the railway station take the tramway (line nº1) to the station "Odysseum" where a regular coach (line nº106) provides a return shuttle service to and from La Grande Motte (45 minutes).