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Practical informations

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Executive secreteriat: +33 1 69 63 60 76

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C2N: two campus

Site de Marcoussis

Marcoussis Campus

Address: Route de Nozay, 91460 Marcoussis, France

Phone: +33 1 69 63 60 00

Fax: +33 1 69 63 60 06

Site d'Orsay

Orsay Campus

Address: Bât 220, rue André Ampère – Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay cedex, France

Phone: +33 1 69 15 65 10

Fax: +33 1 69 15 40 50

How to reach Marcoussis Campus

By public transportation

Via the B line of the RER

Get off at Massy-Palaiseau. Outside the station, take Bus DM 11C or 11E. Get off at Marcoussis Laboratoires. Ask at reception. You will be given a badge in exchange for a passport.

Timetable: RER BBus DM 11C et 11E

Via the C line of the RER

Get off at Saint Michel sur Orge. Outside the station, take Bus DM 11. Get off at Marcoussis Laboratoires or Fonceaux. Ask at reception. You will be given a badge in exchange for a passport.

Timetable: RER CBus DM 11

By car

The lab's GPS coordinates are: 2.235860E,48.647823N

From N118, coming from Paris and Vélizy

Take N118 direction Chartres, Orléans. Follow signs for Marcoussis (no 14). At the roundabout, turn right towards Marcoussis, La Folie Bessin (N 446). In Folie Bessin village, just after the traffic light, turn left towards Nozay (D35. On D35, at the second roundabout, turn right on C3 for 1 km. Turn right to enter the campus. Ask at reception. You will be given a badge in exchange for a passport.

From A6 coming from Paris

Take A6a or A6b heading for Bordeaux. Take A10 heading for Bordeaux. Follow signs for Montlhéry (N20). After la Ville du Bois and the first traffic light, turn right towards Nozay (D35). At the roundabout, take the third exit towards Nozay (D35) and at the stop sign, turn right. On reaching the plateau, at the second roundabout, turn left on C3 for 1 km. The campus is on the right. Ask at reception. You will be given a badge in exchange for a passport.

From Orly Airport

Take first the N7 heading for Paris for about 1.5 km. Then on left hand, lane for Lyon Orléans. 1.5 km after turn right on N186 heading for A6 Versailles for 2.5 km. Then follow Bordeaux-Nantes-Lyon. Follow signs first for Nantes, Bordeaux by A10 and then Etampes, Orléans on N 20. 1 km after La Ville du Bois, turn right towards ZI Les Graviers, Montlhéry-La-Butte, Nozay. At the stop sign, turn right onto D 35, heading for Nozay for about 2.5 km. On reaching the plateau, turn left on C 3 for 1 km. The campus is on the right. Ask at reception. You will be given a badge in exchange for a passport.

How to reach Orsay Campus

By public transportation

Via the B line of the RER

Get off at Bures-sur-Yvette. A map is here given to reach the campus from the RER station.

Timetable: RER B

By car

The lab's GPS coordinates are: 2.166360E,48.698305N

From N118, coming from Paris and Vélizy

Take N118 direction Chartres, Orléans and follow signs for Bures-sur-Yvette . Follow signs first for  Bures-sur-Yvette Centre. At the traffic light (at the crossroad between the stadium and market), turn right to enter the University campus. IEF is located in the first building on the right.

From A6 coming from Paris

Take A6a or A6b heading for Bordeaux. Take A10 heading for Palaiseau / Bordeaux / Nantes. Follow signs for Orsay / Bures-sur-Yvette then  follow signs for  Bures-sur-Yvette Centre. At the traffic light (at the crossroad between the stadium and market), turn right to enter the University campus. IEF is located in the first building on the right.