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Spontaneous Workshop XII
14 - 19 May 2018 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 to have your return travel arrangements already booked.

Transports in Corsica

  • Bus and Train | Service Ajaccio - Cargèse twice daily, except Sundays (Information tel: +33 (0)4 95 51 55 45).
  • Taxi (fare : day, night) — The Institute can book a taxi for you.
  • 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 book flights that arrive at Ajaccio Airport at about 17:30 and to leave at around 12:00; further information will be provided later. Moreover, we can organize means of transportation (taxi or minibus) in view of sharing transportation costs. Please keep in mind that transport logistics requires that you provide your arrival and departure times well in advance so that the logistic can be settled. Also, you can book accommodation in Ajaccio if the date of your arrivals or departures are not coordinated with the transport logistics organized by IESC.

Sunday 13 May 2018 : ARRIVAL
  • 15:30 Information on lodging at the front desk of the Institute
  • 18:30 Conferece Bus from Ajaccio airport to IESC — Coach parking (left exit in the main hall).
Saturday 19 May 2018 : DEPARTURE
  • Conference Bus to Ajaccio Airport : 9:00 place Saint Jean — 9:05 on the road, in front of the access to the residence Roc & Mare — 9:15 IESC.

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. Lunch is taken at the institute and dinners in restaurants in the village or in the place of residence. Participants with dietary constraints will introduce themself to kitchen staff at the beginning of stay. 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.

A moment of relaxation

  • On Monday evening, a welcome aperitif will allow us to savor regional specialties, while allowing participants to get to know each other better.
  • One afternoon, usually midweek, is meant for a relaxing moment. On this occasion, participants can visit the surroundings of the village, hike along the coast to visit the Genoese towers, or in the mountains, or simply enjoy the sandy beach on the institute's site. In addition, either a boat trip (the Calanques de Piana, Girolata, ...) or a mountain tour, as well as a visit to a scuba diving site, can be arranged.
  • An evening is planned for a banquet, either in the dining room of the institute, or in the garden, or in a restaurant of the village. The choice is made according to the meteorological conditions and the wishes of the participants.
  • Participants are invited to wear their own musical instruments so to will allow spontaneous musical meetings, a piano is already on site.


Please, complete your registration form as soon as possible ( deadline : 22 April 2018 ).
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) : Roland Triay

Letters submitted by regular post should be addressed to :
R. Triay (SW12), Centre de Physique Théorique - CNRS, Luminy Case 907,  F 3288 Marseille Cedex 9, France

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