Festival de theorie 2005 

Turbulence overshoot and resonant structures in fusion and astrophysical plasmas

4 - 22 July 2005
Aix-en-Provence, France

Practical Information


The mountain of Sainte Victoire
The workshop will be held in Aix-en-Provence, a beautiful  town located in the south of France, well known for its historic and cultural heritage. The city is also famous for its colourful markets, its numerous fountains and its animated sidewalks cafés.

The fountain of  La Rotonde

A patchwork of the life in Aix : terraces of the cafés on the Cours Mirabeau, fine architecture and gorgeous countryside


Marseille-Provence international airport is only 25 kilometers from Aix (Nice is about 150 km). There are very frequent flights from Paris to Marseille. An advice : check that your flight in-Paris and out-Paris are from the same airport (changing airport is unpleasant after a long flight).

Phone: 33(0) 4 42 14 14 14
Infos: 33(0) 4 42 14 21 14
From the airport, you have frequent bus connections to Aix (30 mn). (see schedule) Aix is located 30 km away from Marseille Saint Charles train station (see French railways company SNCF for more information). From the station, you have frequent train and bus connections to Aix (30 mn).
The TGV station Aix-en-Provence is about 15 min away by bus. Aix is located at the intersection between highway A7 (Paris-Lyon), A51 (Alps), and A8 (Nice-Italy). A map describing the location of the festival.
a zoomable map ( the address : avenue du Pigonnet 6 Aix-en-Provence, France )
(The entrance to Montperrin is just opposite the hotel Pigonnet)

Bus Service Aix-en-Provence



    Due to the Aix Festival, a limited number of rooms has been booked. Three possibilities are available within a walking distance to the campus : two hotels and one residence. The residence is suitable for a family stay.

1/ Hotel Residence "Les Jardins Mozart" :   540, Avenue Max Juvenal 3 minutes walk from the Cours Mirabeau, the residence is situated in the new residential and cultural area of Aix-en-Provence. This very new building holds 90 fully furnished flats, from one to four rooms. The residence offers services as :
    Reception desk open 6 days/7
    Mail and fax delivery, maintenance visitor assistance*
    Access to the residence with a personnal magnetic key
    Cafeteria for breakfast*
    Internet access*
    Coin-operatoed washers and dryers*
    A storage area
    A public phone in lobby*
    Linen kit (sheets and towels) and dishes kit (cooking ustensiles and dishes)
    Un underground parking*
    Microwave rental*
    Housekeeping once a week*

    *services with extra charge.

 Summer 2005 short stay 
 studio (1 pers.) 
 T2 (1 or 2 pers.)
  1 week	 
  280 Euros/week	
  225 Euros/pers/week 
  2 weeks 
  245 Euros/week	
  200 Euros/pers/week 
  3 weeks 
  235 Euros/week	
  180 Euros/pers/week 
 To guarantee the booking
(Handling fees)
  80 Euros	
  80 Euros 
 Guarantee deposit 
given back at the end of the stay 
if no damage discovered)
  150 Euros	
  300 Euros 

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2/ Hotel La Rotonde (***) :    15 Avenue des Belges 
Reently restored, located in the centre of Aix-en-Provence. Hotel La Rotonde has 42 comfortable and air-conditioned rooms, all equipped with mini-bar, direct phone, modem plug and satellite TV, a pleasant bar in the hall and private car park and garage. 
   Single room, breakfast included : 65 Euros/night tax included
   Double room, breakfast included : 80 Euros/night tax included
   Double room with Twin beds, breakfast included: 90 Euros/night tax included
Nota; the night 14/07 the hotel is already full. 
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3/ Apart'Hotel Citadines-Aix/Jas de Bouffan (***) :    4 rue Achille Ampéraire
Perfectly located : 5 mn (by car or bus) far from cours Mirabeau (in front of "La Foundation VASARELY"), in a flowered green area, surroundind a nice swimming pool.
All the apartments are equipped with linen, plates ans dishes. A wied range of services "à la carte" are provided for your comfort.
Multilingual reception from 8 am to 12 am end 2 pm to 8 pm every day. Parking free. Garage in charge. Pets are allowed in charge.
  studio one person : 63 Euros/night. 
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4/ Hotel La Artea (**)    4 Boulevard de la République 
Hotel Artea where Darius Milhaud lived welcomes you. This hotel is near by the "Cours Mirabeau" and " The Rotonde". 
  Single room: 72 Euros/night
  Double room: 87 Euros/night
  Continental breakfas: 7 Euros.
  Tax : 0.70 Euros/Personn/night.
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5/ Hotel Le Globe (**)    4/76 Cours Sextius  This hotel is situated in the center of the old town, ,near by the "Terms". The style is modern, it's a comfortable and charm hotel. There is a terrace on the roof. Private garage. You may ask for availability.
  Single room: 49 Euros/night
  Double room: 59 Euros/night  
  Continental breakfast: 8 Euros
  Tax: 0.70 Euros/personn/night

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Useful links

Tourist information about Provence : Weather forecast : Meteofrance

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