2005 conference, co-located with the EUROMEDIA'2005 conference
is co-located at
Universite Paul Sabatier,
Location of the University in relation to the
city centre (southern most circle).
conference will be held at the IRIT building
Shuttle Buses will take the participants from a couple of
hotel locations to the conference site in the morning and
back in the evening at set times. These times will be
How to get to
and other General Info
4th French airport : Toulouse-Blagnac
Phone : +33
(0)5 61 42 44 00
At ten minutes from downtown
shuttle service is organised between the airport and the centre
of Toulouse. Departure is from door C on the ground floor. The
shuttle frequency is every 20 minutes from 6h30 to 23h00. The one
way ticket fare is 4 Euros.
The usual cost for a taxi from the Toulouse Blagnac Airport to the
city center and the hotels is about 25 Euros during
weekdays, but the price is higher at night and on the weekends.
Car rental facilities (Ada, Avis, Budget, Europcar, and Hertz) are
available, both at the airport and in the city.
5h30 from Paris
with fast train
2h from Montpellier
2h from Bordeaux
station in the town center (08 36 35 35 35)
Search for train times, prices and availability on the SNCF website
A new way to enjoy
the town : with the line A of Toulouse subway linking Basso-Cambo
(west) to Jolimont (east) and 55 lines of buses, this complementary
system is proposed to the benefit of all inhabitants of the urban
area of Toulouse to improve their urban displacements
More information on Toulouse subway...
Hallo SEMVAT : 05 61 41 70 70
For any information on the bus-subway network, the fares, the
timetables, the lost property, the general information...
Bus and Car
To Toulouse by car.
Paris by motorway
By West via Bordeaux
By the East via Narbonne (A 61) and Lyon
The main roads into Toulouse and Toulouse ring
road are given on the following map.
Entry Formalities for France
valid passport is required for entry into France for nationals of
countries outside the European Community (EC). You are encouraged
to confirm with your national authorities if other documentation
(such as visas) is required before departure to France.
Climate and Time Change
The climate in Toulouse has a Mediterranean influence. The
average high temperature for Toulouse in June is between 15-30°
Celsius. France time is at Greenwich Mean Time plus one hour
(GMT+1). A current weather forecast can be found at the web site
Banking and Credit Cards
Banks are usually open from Monday to Friday from 09.00h to 12.00h
and from 14.00h to 17.00h. They are closed during the weekend.
Most banks provide 24-hour cash machines. These are located
throughout the city.
Currency can be exchanged in banks and at the reception desk of
the hotel. Exchange of currencies is also possible at the airport
and the train station.
Most large restaurants and shops accept international credit
cards, but please check for the credit card stickers displayed on
the doors before you enter. American Express, MasterCard and Visa
credit cards are the most widely used.
Value-added Tax (VAT) Refund
are not a national of an EC country, you can be reimbursed the VAT
at the Airport. Please ask the shop for a tax-free form and
together with the form and the goods you bought, you will be
reimbursed at the tax-free desk at the airport.
Telephone and Postal Services
The international dial code for France is 33, and the area code
for Toulouse is 5. For local calls, you must add “0” in front of
the area code. Crediphone cards must be used for public phones.
These can be bought in “Tabac” shops or post offices. Post
offices are usually open from 08.30h to 17.00h
Most shops are open from 10.00h to 19.00h. The museums are
usually open from 10.00h to 18.00h. You may get more information
about the museums in Toulouse on the following web site:http://www.mairie-toulouse.fr/ANGLAIS/Culture/IndexCulture.htm
The voltage in France is EU standard of 220 volts/50 hertz. Please
ensure that you have the proper adapters for your appliances.
Food and Wine
in Toulouse and Midi-Pyrénées
Although cassoulet (a delicious meat and white-bean stew) is
probably the best known local dish, the fields of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées
provide French cuisine with many of its finest flavours. These
include foie gras, wild mushroom, Magret, Armagnac brandy,
Roquefort and a number of other excellent cheeses.
capital, Toulouse, also has its own specialities, like cassoulet
and saucisse de Toulouse. And for the sweet of tooth,
violet-scented candies remind local visitors that the flower is a
symbol of Toulouse's art de vivre.
Flanked by the two biggest wine-producing areas in France
(Bordeaux and the Languedoc region), Midi-Pyrénées contains 16
AOCs, each very different.
diversity and the range of grapestocks make for a wide variety of
good, reasonably-priced wines. Probably the best known are Cahors,
Fronton, Gaillac, Madiran, Pacherenc, Saint-Mont and the
incomparable fiery brandy from Gers, Armagnac.
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