Travel and Local Transportation

Air and Train Travel

The city of Rennes is served by the airport of Saint-Jacques de la Lande (RNS). This small airport has daily flights from Paris and Lyon (France). A shuttle bus can take you to the city center of Rennes (20 min; 1.50 euros).

The city of Rennes is also served by a train station that is located in the city center. Trains arrive daily from Paris.

Local Transportation

The Rennes area is served by the STAR bus and metro lines. Cab services are also available. The conference center is about a 10-minute bus ride from the city center where many hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues are available.


In addition to the university residences, we suggest that you stay in one of the hotels in the city center recommended by Tourisme-Rennes for this type of event.
Consult the website:

Some of you have booked a room at the University Residence.
University residence from CROUS
Residence D

9 rue Louis Arretche, Rennes
Check-in can be done from 10:00 in the morning. If some of you arrive after 8:00 p.m., check-in is still possible but please let us know.

Venue and Access

The symposium will begin on Sunday July 10 at Institute Agro Rennes-Angers with the registration (5:00 p.m.), followed by the welcome ceremony (6:30-22:00 p.m.). 
The conferences will take place on the Beaulieu Campus of University of Rennes. 
They will start on Monday, July 11 (9:00 a.m) and end on Friday, July 15 (4:00 p.m). Gala diner will take place at Couvent des Jacobins, in the Center of Rennes, on Wednesday July 13. Excursion will take place on Thursday July 14.  
Details, about welcome ceremony, conferences, gala diner and excursions are provided below, as well as details about accommodation for those who have booked a room at University residence.
You can download the maps, routes and important addresses  here .
For more information on bus schedules, routes and fares, click here 
Download the complete metro and bus map, click here
Remember, congress registration fees include a transport pass to travel in Rennes during the Symposium (that will be given to you during registration on Sunday or Monday).