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Spontaneous Workshop VII
6 - 11 May 2013 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 (with ATM machine), restaurants, shops, pharmacy and medical facilities, except for a travel agency. 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. If you wish to make some tourism around, be advised  that not all business accept payment by credit card. Hence, it is recommanded to come with your cash, travellers cheques or/and French cheque book.

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. By informing us on your arrival time sufficiently in advance, we can organize means of transportation (taxi or bus) in view of sharing transportation costs. If possible, a bus transport from (and to) Ajaccio Airport will be organized by IESC, further information will be provided later.
  • 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

In agreement with your choices in the registration form, accommodations are chosen for all participants by IESC, among those which are managed by IESC (located either at the institute or in apartments in the village) or in hotels. 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 — breakfast included

 Single room : 40 €uro
Shared room : 30 €uro
Hotel  : ~ 80 €ur

: Any stay apart from the dates envisaged above will not be managed by the Institute

  • Lunch (10 €uro) 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 basis of six days/nights.
  • Dinner is to be borne by participants, it can be taken either in restaurants (approx. 20 - 30 €uro) or in the apartments.
  • Banquet (23 €uro) and Welcome party (5.8 €uro) are served at the Institute.
  • Coffee breaks (3.7 €uro each)
  • The lodging for the accompanying person (22 €uro / night) is free for children aged less than 2 years old.


Please, complete your registration form as soon as possible ( deadline : 14 April 2013 ).
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 (SW7)
Centre de Physique Théorique - CNRS, Luminy Case 907,  F 3288 Marseille Cedex 9, France

The Organizing Committee

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