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Spontaneous Workshop VI
7 - 12 May 2012 Cargèse



Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC) is located on the seashore of the island of Corsica, 50 km north of Ajaccio and 2 km south of Cargèse, a pleasant 800 inhabitants village of considerable charm and historic interest.The village  contains most of the services you may require, such as a car rental agency, garages, post office, bank, restaurants, shops, pharmacy and medical facilities, except for a travel agency. Moreover, be advised  that not all business accept payment by credit card. Therefore, do not forget to come with your cash, travellers cheques or/and French cheque book. The institute is located within a 20 minutes walk from the village, with no public transportation, it might be wise to wear comfortable walking shoes and to have a flashlight to make the walk easier by night.

Additional tourist informations on Cargèse and nearby

Trip to Corsica

The best way to achieve Cargèse is to joint first Ajaccio. Corsica airports can be reached either by plane from Paris, Marseille and Nice or by boat either from French coast (Marseille, Toulon, Nice) or from Italian coast (Savona, Livorno, Pionbino or Genova - Porto Torres/Sardinia). High speed boat (NGV) are available from Toulon, Nice and Livorno. Please have your return travel arrangements already booked.

Departures from


Participants are expected to arrive at IESC by their own on Sunday afternoon (after 6:00 pm) and to leave not later than Saturday morning. Please inform us asap your arrival time so we can help you organize a means of transportation (taxi or bus) common to you for sharing transportation costs. If necessary, a bus transport from (and to) Ajaccio Airport will be organized by IESC, further informations will be provided later on.

Buses service Ajaccio - Cargèse twice daily, except Sundays (Call Ajaccio central station tel: +33 (0)4 95 51 55 45).
A taxi can be booked through the Institute for around 100 euros during the week and 130 euros
during the evening or public holidays.
Car rental at low rates is also possible
through the Institute.
By car from Ajaccio, follow direction "
Calvi par la côte
" (or alternatively "Calvi").

Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation is provided for all participants, either at the institute or in apartments or hotels of the village. The apartments are fully furnished (kitchen utensils, household linen). Please specify in the registration form with who you want to share the room and/or the apartment.

Price of rooms / night

 Single room : 38.50 €
Shared room : 28.50 €
Hotel  : ~ 80 €
(Free for children aged less than 2 years old)
: Any stay apart from the dates envisaged above will not be managed by the Institute

  • Breakfast is served only for people housed in the Institute's rooms and in the hotels. Otherwise, for those who are housed in apartments, it must be managed by their own.
  • Lunch (10 €) is served at the Institute (the accompanying persons must book in advance).
  • Please note that calculating your cost of accommodation and lunches at the Institute is done on a minimal basis of five days/nights.
  • Dinner is to be borne by participants, it can be taken either in restaurants (approx. 20 - 30 €) or in the apartments.
  • Banquet (23 €) is served at the Institute.


Please, complete your registration form as soon as possible (dead line : 30 April 2012).
If your registration is accepted you will receive a confirmation email message.

Registration fees : Your contribution to the costs involved in using the services of the institute amounts to 200 €uros.

If you have any questions, please contact us preferably by e-mail to:

Zurab Berezhiani (
Roland Triay (

Letters submitted by regular post should be addressed to:

R. Triay (SW6)
Centre de Physique Théorique - CNRS, Luminy Case 907,  F 3288 Marseille Cedex 9, France

The Organizing Committee

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