Accomodation and 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.

 

palais

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

   

 


Accommodation

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that a "travel agency" has asked some participants to book their hotel room. EFCD 2019 has no nominated agency for hotel reservations or travel arrangements.
If you are contacted by an agency claiming otherwise, please do not respond to them,
this kind of offer is a fraud. Conference delegates and invited speakers are invited to make their own travel and hotel arrangements through their usual channels

The Conference organisers have selected 5 lodging facilities offering preferential rates for the Conference participants. There are all located 5 to 20 minutes walk from the Congress Centre:

  1. Mercure Hotel**** - 5 minutes walking distance
    • Rates:
      • Single room Breakfast included : 140 euros vat included per night + City tax 2.48 euros
      • Double room Breakfast included : 150 euros vat included + City tax 4.96 euros
    • 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 patrick.londiveau@accor.com
    • Mercure Hotel "Conference preferential rate" will be applied according to room availabilities and is guarantee only until 15th April 2019
       
  2. Hotel Europe*** - 5 minutes walking distance
    • Rates:
      • Single room Breakfast included : 125 euros vat included per night + City tax 1.65 euros
      • Double room Breakfast included : 135 euros vat included per night + City tax 1.65 euros
    • Please fill out the - PDF reservation form - and scan the form and email it to RESA@HOTELEUROPE34.COM
    • Europe Hotel "Conference preferential rate" will be applied according to room availabilities and is guarantee only until 15th April 2019
       
  3. Le Quetzal Hotel*** - 13 minutes walking distance
    • Rates:
      • Single room Breakfast included : 125 euros vat included per night
      • Double room Breakfast included : 135 euros vat included per night
    • Please fill out the - PDF reservation form - and scan the form and email it to contact@hotel-quetzal.com
    • Quetzal Hotel "Conference preferential rate" will be applied according to room availabilities and is guarantee only until 15th April 2019
       
  4. Hotel Le Prose**** - 15 minutes walking distance - NO MORE ROOM AVAILABLE FROM 15TH TO 17TH
    • Rates:
      • Single room Breakfast included : 105 euros vat included per night + City tax 2.48 euros
      • Double room Breakfast included : 115 euros vat included per night + City tax 2.48 euros
    • Please fill out the - PDF reservation form - and scan the form and email it to contact@le-prose.fr
    • Le Prose Hotel "Conference preferential rate" will be applied according to room availabilities and is guarantee only until 02nd April 2019
       
  5. Hotel Les Corallines**** - 20 minutes walking distance
    • Rates:
      • Single or double room: 140 euros vat included per night + City tax 2.48 euros
      • Breakfast : 17 euros vat included per day
    • Please fill out the - PDF reservation form - and scan the form and email it to reception@thalasso-grandemotte.com
    • Hotel Les Corallines "Conference preferential rate" will be applied according to room availabilities and is guarantee only until 02nd April 2019

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:


Venue

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 Nantes, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Frankfurt Hahn, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Dublin, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London Gatwick, Barcelona, Copenhagen ...
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).
  • Taxis to and from Montpellier - website
  • Montpellier Airport - 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).
  • Montpellier Saint Roch (down town TGV station): 26 km - Website
  • Montpellier Sud de France (South Montpellier TGV train station): 20 Km -  Website
 

 

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