Venue informationThis year's OTM conference will be held at the Universite Montpellier II, in the Polytech building.
The Monday reception will be held in the Administration building.
Getting to University of Montpellier 2 from the city center: Catch tramway, direction la Mosson. Get off at the "Universites des sciences et des lettres" stop.
Additional direct international flights are also available. Please contact your travel agency for more information.
Montpellier-Méditerrannée Airport is located 8 km southeast of Montpellier. There is a shuttle service between the airport and the city regularly (it takes 15-20 min to get to the city). From the airport take the shuttle bus to the bus station (gare routière)/ station (gare SNCF) and then you walk to the tramway station, named "Saint Roch", then catch tramway, direction "La Mosson". Get off at the "Universites des sciences et des lettres" stop.
Alternatively there are always taxis available from the airport and station (for around 25 &euro). Montpellier-Méditerrannée airport : Tel: +33 (0)4 67 20 85 00 or taxi bleu : Tel: +33(0)4 67 03 20 00.
By train and bus: The high-speed train [TGV] connects Paris to Montpellier in 3h20, Roissy CdG airport to Montpellier in 3h30, and Brussels to Montpellier in 5h.
Other daily or overnight trains provide connections between Montpellier and
London, Brussels, Madrid, Rome, Amsterdam, Munich, Frankfurt, Geneva, Vienna,
From de train station, take bus n° 16 (the n° 16 bus leaves from the left of
the square in front of the railway station) direction "Euromédecine" and
SNCF: Tel: +33 (0)8 36 67 68 69 - [SNCF web site]
Once leaving the Montpellier-Saint-Roch train station by the main entrance, catch tramway, direction la Mosson. Get off at the "Universites des sciences et des lettres" stop.
- Exit highway A9 at "Montpellier Sud",
- At the roundabout take the exit marked "Mosson",
- Continue straight on for several kms ("Avenue des Prés d'Arènes" then "Avenue de la liberté"),
- Then turn right, sign posted "Hôpitaux Facultés",
- Filter into the left hand lane (you will see "Géant" hypermarket on your right),
- Go through the underpass.
- Then you need to follow the signs posted Hôpitaux Facultés, and you will find a sign UMII. (Montpellier University 2)
Montpellier and its suburbs has about 420,000 inhabitants. It is the capital and the largest city of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Montpellier was founded in 985 and since then has continuously developed on a beautiful site, facing the Mediterranean sea to the south and backed to the north by the mountains of the Massif Central (Les Cévennes).
Formed by its long history, Montpellier offers two faces: the old town, small enough to walk around through the narrow streets often lined with 18th century mansions or older buildings and the modern town, dynamic and developing as emphasized by the impressive building complex of Antigone, created by the Spanish born architect, Ricardo Bofill.
Montpellier is also a "University city" with 60,000
students spread over 11 disciplines. Research plays a major role in biology,
medicine, engineering, chemistry, agronomy, computer sciences, etc... Finally,
Montpellier is a perfect place for enjoyable entertainment with hundreds of
fine restaurants and bars (often outdoors in July), movie theatres, opera,
etc.. There are also a great Olympic indoor swimming pool and a brand new
ice-skating park in the city as well as many places for an unforgettable jog
like along the River Lez (for great runners, a round trip to the seaside is
about 20 km). Finally the seaside (typical village being Palavas) is only 10
km away and can be reached by using city buses (30 min trip).
AccomodationInformation on accomodation around Montpellier is available from the Montpellier Tourist Office.
Below are some hotels in Montpellier.
|ACAPULCO **||in the town center||from 49 €||+33 4 89 88 50 33||here|
|Best Hotel *||near the conf. area||from 55 €||+33 4 67 61 01 30||here|
|COMFORT INN - LA POELEE **||near the conf. area||from 73 €||+33 4 89 88 50 33||here|
|HOTEL DE FRANCE **||in the city center||from 54 €||+33 4 89 88 50 33||here|
|HOTEL FRANÇOIS DE LAPEYRONIE **||near the conf. area||from 42 €||+33 4 67 52 52 20||here|
|HOTEL LES TROENES **||near the conf. area||from 45 €||+33 4 67 04 07 76||here|
|CITADINES ANTIGONE ***||in the city center||from 113 €||+33 4 89 88 50 33||here|
|CITADINES SAINTE-ODILE ***||near the conf. area||from 53 €||+33 4 99 61 95 00||here|
|HOTEL IBIS CENTRE **||in the city center||from 67 €||+33 4 67 64 06 64||here|
|HOTEL MERCURE ANTIGONE ***||in the city center||from 97 €||+33 4 67 99 89 89||here|
If you stay in a hotel located in the city center, you will need to use the tramway to reach the conference venue (~20 mins)
Note that OTM is not associated with any of the above listed hotels. This list is simply provided for your convenience.
Getting around MontpellierBy public transport or Hire a bicycle
Weather and ClothingOctober and November in Montpellier is generally rainy and cool (12-15°C). A coat may be required if you spend the evening on the sea front.
Museums in MontpellierDiscover Montpellier and absorb the culture.
Invitation letters and VISAIf you need an invitation letter, please contact our
local organising chair at Celine.Berger@lirmm.fr
A valid passport or identity card is required for all visitors entering
France. No visa is required for citizens from the EU or from most other
european countries, USA, and Japan. [Do you need a visa?]. Please contact the
French embassy, consulate or customs agency in your own country for details
regarding visa and entry requirements.
h3>Insurance The organizers of the colloquium cannot accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance nor for injury or damage involving persons or property before, during or after the conference.