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Congress venue


The symposium will be held at the POLYDOME Congress Centre located Place du 1er Mai in Clermont-Ferrand (see point B on the map). The GPS coordinates are: Latitude 45.7884147 & Longitude 3.0997109. Click here to open Google map from the railway station to POLYDOME .

Clermont-Ferrand/Auvergne airport is located few kilometers from the city centre. You may reach your hotel or the Polydome Congress Centre using taxis available at the airport's exit or by bus. For further information, please visit Clermont-Ferrand airport website. 

by train: Clermont-Ferrand railway station is located near the Polydome Congress Centre. To reach your hotel or the Polydome Congress Centre you may walk or use taxis available at the railway station's exit. Click here to open Google map from the railway station to POLYDOME .  

by taxi: for booking a taxi please use this phone number: +33 4 73 19 53 53
Clermont-Ferrand is located in the centre of France, 350 km from Paris, 200 km from Lyon or 300 km from Montpellier. Driving in Clermont-Ferrand is easy and it's possible to park in the underground car parking of the Polydome Congress Centre during the day only (from 8:00 am to 19:00 pm). However, we advise to leave your car at your hotel and to use buses or tramway (see below) that desserve the Polydome Congress Centre. Click here to see a highway map of France .

by tramway or buses: you will receive in your congress pack a 5 days pass to access freely to Clermont-Ferrand tramway and buses network. Click here to see a Tram map at Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand and the Auvergne region

Volcanic by its nature, volcanic by its culture, Clermont-Ferrand nurtures a close relationship with the dormant volcanoes. It was through them that the city came to life in faraway times

Clermont-Ferrand is located midway between northern and southern Europe, and is the capital of the Auvergne region. The city is the natural gateway to the vast Massif Central territory and has a strategic position in the centre of France at the crossroads of Europe.

The capital of the Auvergne region has exceptional surroundings, between the Puys Mountain Range and its volcanoes, majestically overlooked by the famous Puy de Dôme, and the former battlefield of Gergovia where Vercingétorix defeated Cæsar. At Vulcania, Europe's unique Park on Volcanism, your heart will beat to the rythm of the Universe.

To the North are the fertile cereals plains of the Limagne; to the East, the sun rises over the wooded mountains of the Livradois-Forez, highlighting their remarkable beauty.

A few hours from Paris, the central location of Clermont-Ferrand is one of its major assets. The city counts around 150,000 inhabitants and 300,000 if we include all the Clermont-Ferrand community (towns in the Clermont-Ferrand suburbs). It is also close to the INRA Auvergne Rhône Alpes Research Centre, one of the main INRA Research Centres.

For further information on visits and tourism:

in Clermont-Ferrand
in Auvergne
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