Location & Travel

Recommended hotels

The University is away from the city center, but directly accessible by tramway (about 30 minutes).
We would advise you to have an hotel in the city center, near the railway station.

Some hotels might have a discount price for people who come to the University.
Do not hesitate to tell us that you come for a conference at the Université d'Orléans, and ask whether they propose a special price.

Here is a list of some recommended hotels in the city center:
You may also try to find one from booking.com, Federal Hotel, or Cybevasion.


UCNC 2012 conference will take place in the main amphitheater of the Bâtiment IIIA where is located the LIFO, in the Campus de La Source, University of Orléans (France).

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From the city center, take the tramway to Hôpital de La Source, and go down at Université ‒ Parc Floral (second stop in the campus).

Tramway line

Travel to Orléans

By public transportation

  1. Fly to Paris: airports Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle or Orly.
  2. Go to the railway station Gare d'Austerlitz in Paris, South-East of the river Seine.
    • Metro line 5 and 10, or RER C, station Gare d'Austerlitz; or
    • RER A, station Gare de Lyon, and cross the river to the other bank where the Gare d'Austerlitz stands.
  3. Take a train to Orléans.
    Beware that there are 2 stations named Orléans-Les-Aubrais and Orléans-Centre (the prefered one).
    Almost all trains stops at Orléans-Les-Aubrais, and you might have to switch to a city train to get to Orléans-Centre, or take the tramway just in front of the railway station.
    To get the timetable of your train, we highly recommend you not to use the website of the national railways company, but the more fast, friendly, ads-free, and even more accurate:
  4. You are now at walk distance from the city center, old city, hotels and restaurants.

By car

From Paris:
  1. Head for Bordeaux (highway A10), then Bourges (highway A71), leave at Orléans-Sud (exit number 2) with Olivet and Orléans La Source.
  2. After the toll, go straight to Orléans La Source after the firelight.
  3. You will find yourself in a shopping area; keep going straight.
  4. At the next firelight, turn left (i.e. to the north); you are at the bottom left of the University campus.