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Practical information – transports


A shuttle connects the airport with the tram Line A. Departures are linked to flight arrivals.You buy the ticket onboard and go down at the end-point: Porte de Guipavas.With the same ticket (stamp it again) you take the tram and go down at the station closest to your hotel.

Link to shuttle timetable:
Map of the tram line A in attachment.

Taxis are available at the airport, they are not too expensive.


There will be a bus departing from Brest centre (Place de la Liberté) to IUEM.

The bus will depart from Brest at 8:30 AM. The same bus will take people back to Place de la Liberté on Tuesday 22 around 7 PM.

On Wednesday, same thing but in the evening the bus will take the participants to the restaurant at Pointe St Mathieu and then back to Brest centre.

There will be no bus service from IUEM to Brest centre at the end of the meeting on Wednesday, but only to the restaurant.
Those not coming to the restaurant can reach the city by bus-tram.

On Thursday, the bus will take people back at 2 PM.

All people willing to use this bus service is kindly invited to fill the doodle (link below) and leave their name. Just to be sure nobody will be left behind!


To reach IUEM from Brest centre take the tram line A direction Porte de Plouzané.
At the last stop (Porte de Plouzané) or the previous (Fort Montabarey) change for the bus.
Look around for the bus stop, take line 13 direction Plouzané Mairie par Technopole, and go down at stop de Rochon.
Then walk to the south for 500 m, IUEM is face to the sea.
You can use the same ticket just stamp it at every change.

Travel to Brest

IUEM is located in the city of Plouzané, close to Brest, one of the main cities on the north western coast of France. You can travel to Brest either by plane or by train. From Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports, Air France offers several flights per day to Brest. From Lyon, the company also flies to Brest. Also from Paris, trains to Brest leave from Paris-Montparnasse Railway station.

Brest has several good hotels located near the city center and you can easily book your hotel room through different websites. Brest is not an expensive city and hotel fares are reasonable. A few (but small) good and inexpensive hotels near Place de la Liberté and the railway station are:

Hotel Abalys, Hotel Agena, Le Vauban

A little further away (but still not far): Little Lodge and Hotel de La Rade

More expensive but excellent hotels are: Oceania, Amirauté, Oceania-Le Continental

You can find more information about visiting Brest on the official website of the Tourist Office.

From the city center (near Place de la Liberté), a special bus will be available to join IUEM during the workshop.


If you need an invitation letter for a VISA application, please write to one of the working group coordinators (Marcia Maia or Daniele Brunelli). We will ask the InterRidge Office for an official invitation letter.

Financial support

InterRidge will offer support for a few young career scientists to help with travel expenses.