Festival de théorie 2007

Bifurcations, fronts and boundary layers in fusion and astrophysical plasmas

2 - 20 July 2007
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

    Fax:     +33 (0)4 42 14 27 24

   Infos:   +33 (0)4 42 14 20 20

   From the airport, you have frequent bus connections to Aix (30 mn). 


    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 "Festival d'Art Lyrique", a limited numbers of rooms has been booked.

    Few possibilities are available within a walking distance from the campus : two

    residences and two hotels.

    The residences are suitable for a family stay.


    Please send the enclosed form before March 5th 2007 to : 

            Karine RUIZ -    karine.ruiz@cea.fr

            Phone:                 +33(0)4 42 25 62 60

            Fax:                     +33(0)4 42 25 62 55


    Recently restored, located in the centre of Aix-en-Provence, the hotel "la Rotonde" has

    42 comfortable and air-conditionned rooms, all equiped with mini-bar, direct phone,

    modem plug and satellite TV, a pleasant bar in the hall and private car park and garage.


    Single room, tax and breakfast included:     70 euros/night 

    Double room, tax and breakfast included:    85 euros/night


    Hotel La Rotonde

    15 avenue des Belges - 13110 Aix-en-Provence

    Tel:    +33 (0)4 42 26 29 88

    Fax:   +33 (0)4 42 38 66 98

    Email: mail@hotel-rotonde.com



    The St Christophe hotel is located in the centre of Aix-en-Provence.

    To experience the full warmth of the thirties the Hotel offers you Art Déco rooms with their

    sunny terraces. The hotel has 58 comfortable and air-conditioned rooms, equipped with

    direct dial phone, a colour TV with Canal Plus, and a bathroom with air dryer.

    The hotel also provides a bar, reading room, lift and also a private garage in the basement.


    Single room, tax and breakfast included:     76 euros/night

    Double room, tax and breakfast included:    92 euros/night


    Hotel St Christophe

    2 Avenue Victor Hugo - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    Tel: (33)  04 42 26 01 24   

    Fax: (33) 04 42 38 53 17

    Email: saintchristophe@francemarket.com



    Three 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 such as :

            - Reception desk open 6 days/7

            - Mail and fax delivery, maintenance visitor assistance*

            - Access to the residence with a personal magnetic key

            - Cafeteria for breakfast*

            - Internet access*

            - Coin-operated washers and dryers*

            - a storage area

            - a public phone in lobby*

            - linen kit (sheets and towels) and dishes kit (cooking utensils and dishes)

            - an underground parking*

            - microwave rental*

            - housekeeping once a week*

                                    * services with extra charge.


Summer 2007 short stay: rate/pers/wee Studio (1 pers)
1 week 300 euros/week
2 weeks 285 euros/week
3 weeks 250 euros/week
To guarantee the booking (Handling fees) 80 euros

Guarantee deposit 

(given back at the end of the stay if no damage discovered)


150 euros


    The Moulin's Residence is near by the University. at 10 minutes walk away from the famous

     "Cours Mirabeau" and the spa.

            - Free private car-park with digital code

            - Laundrette

            - greengrocer's

            - Public garden at 5 minutes - Family atmosphere - Pets accepted

            - Housekeeping once a week


    The reception desk is opened from 07 AM to 12.00 PM.

    Studio (per one person) : 310,40 euros

    Fees : 1st week to be paid on arrival and the rest at the end of the stay.


    Residence Hotel Le Moulin

    1, Avenue Robert Shuman - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

    Tel:     +33 (0)4 42 52 50 00

    Fax:    +33 (0)4 42 20 44 28

    Email:    martel_hotel_lemoulin@hotmail.com







    Several restaurants and cafeterias are available around the workshop site and downtown,

    the cafeteria on site is equipped with a microwave.



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