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Spontaneous Workshop X
9 - 14 May 2016 Cargèse



The Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC) is placed on the seashore of Corsica (also named the island of beauty). It  is located 50 km north of Ajaccio and 2 km south of Cargèse, which is a pleasant village with considerable charm and of historic interest. It 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 and local public transportation. The institute can be reached within a 20 minute walk from the village, 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 recommended to come with your cash, travellers cheques or/and French cheque book Cargese

Additional tourist informations on Cargèse and nearby

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Corsica Territorial Community

Scuba diving

Trip to Corsica

The best way to go to Cargèse is to reach Ajaccio first, either by plane or by boat from the French/Italian coast. High speed boats NGV are available from Toulon, Nice and Livorno. It is strongly recommend have your return travel arrangements already booked.

Transports in Corsica

  • 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 140 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").

Participants are expected to arrive at IESC by their own means on Sunday afternoon (after 6:00 pm) and to leave their accomodation not later than Saturday morning (before 9:00 am). In view of organizing a bus transport by IESC, it is suggested to arrive at Ajaccio Airport before 5:40 pm and to leave at around 10:30 am; further information will be provided later on this possibility. On the other hand, by informing us of your arrival time sufficiently in advance, we can organize means of transportation (taxi or minibus) in view of sharing transportation costs.

Accommodation & Meals

WARNING : Any stay apart from the dates of the workshop will not be managed by the Institute

Do not book your accommodation by yourself, it will be chosen (for all participants) by IESC in accordance with your choices (that are specified in the registration form). These are managed by IESC (located either at the institute or in apartments in the village) or in specific hotels. The apartments are fully furnished (kitchen utensils, household linen) and allow more independence. Participants (in particular those with special diets) can easily cook the dishes they want by sourcing in the village shops. Please, specify in the registration form with whom you want to share the room and/or the apartment.


Please, complete your registration form as soon as possible ( deadline : 10 April 2016 ).
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 240 €uros (all taxes included).

If you have any questions, please contact (preferably by e-mail) : Zurab Berezhiani or Roland Triay

Letters submitted by regular post should be addressed to : R. Triay (SW10), Centre de Physique Théorique - CNRS, Luminy Case 907,  F 3288 Marseille Cedex 9, France

The Organizing Committee

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