Avignon, hosts the worldwide renowned International Theatre Festival each year, abounds of cultural, gastonomic places within and all around with exceptional landscapes. Discover in the heart of the city, the “Rue des Teinturiers” (dyers street) a XIth c. paved road where attractive art galleries and coffee-shops wait for your venue. Walk around the “Place Pie” and discover its typical Provençal market place, the majestic Rhône river and the famous bridge (Saint Bénézet Bridge) where “l’on y danse, l’on y danse !”.
• Welcome reception: Cloître Benoît XII (300 seats)
• AIC2020 Permanent information and CFC stand: Salle des Gardes
Salle du conclave (536 seats), Salle du Cellier Benoît XII (259 seats), Salle de la Paneterie (200 seats)
• Exhibition: Salle de la grande Audience (52m x 14m x 11,5m)
Means of transport
With 5 millions visitors a year, Avignon is equiped of wide road, rail and air networks linking the city to the rest of the world.
By Train: – De Paris Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle (Roissy), un TGV (train à grande vitesse) toutes les 2 heures jusqu’au Centre d’Avignon (durée: 4h) – De Paris-Centre à Avignon(Gare de Lyon), un TGV toutes les heures (durée : 3h10mn). – De Milan, Francfort, Madrid, Bruxelles, TGV direct pour Avignon avec des fréquences et des durées variables selon les villes (durée du trajet pour Bruxelles : 5h45) – Des principales villes de France, TGV réguliers jusqu’à Avignon (par exemple, Toulouse-Avignon Centre en 3h50)
Important remark: Avignon-Centre station is at a 10 mn walking distance from Popes’ Palace and of main hotels. A train-shuttle in 4 mn travelling links Avignon-Centre station to Avignon-TGV station (get it on the same platform if coming from north).
By road: – Highways from Milan, Turin (430 km) and Barcelona (450 km) and Valencia – Highways from/to Paris, Lille, Bruxelles
By air: Direct flights for London, Birmingham (Ryanair et British Airways) and Amsterdam. Frequent and air links with french regional cities.
We have made a selection of hotels of various standing and prices but all situated at a walking distance of about 10 mn from Popes’ Palace where our AIC2020 conference will be held. Prices are guaranteed up to september 2020.
HO 36 Hotel
Rooms for students, young (or less) workers at 35€ a night. Situated at 200 m of the Palais des Papes, within an historical building, the hotel was recently renovated in 2018 and is equuiped of single and 4 to 6 persons rooms to share with bathrooms, a wine bar and a library.
Almost facing HO 36 hotel, a hotel recently renovated too proposes 59€/night (without breakfast). Its roof terrace offers a nice view on the whole city.
A comfortable place (140€/night breakfast included) close to the Opera and the famous “place de l’Horloge”. A nice glass roof place for breakfast, at 2 mn walking distance from the Palais des Papes. May receive disabled people. https://www.hotel-avignon-horloge.com/
Cloître Saint Louis Hotel
Situated in historical buiding of the XVIth c. with a refined decoration and close to the medieval fortifications of the city (126€/night). An exceptional place at a 10 mn walking distance of the symposium place!
All the hotels will welcome you in several languages and round the clock. Booking a hotel will be possible at the same time you will register for AIC2020 (practical information will be given around january 2020 via aic2020.org website).