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
Additional tourist informations on Cargèse and nearby
Trip to Corsica
best way to go to Cargèse is to reach Ajaccio
first, either by plane or
from the French/Italian
High speed boats NGV are available from Toulon, Nice and Livorno. It is
strongly recommend to have your return travel arrangements already booked.
- Plane with Air France, Aircorsica; low cost airlines, travel agencies (eDreams,
- Boat (from Marseille,
: CORSICA linea,
CNM La Méridionale,
- Boat (from
Livorno, Piombino or Genova - Porto Torres/Sardinia)
: Moby lines, Corsica-Sardinia Ferries, aferry
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,
— The Institute can book a
taxi for you.
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
Saturday 19 May 2018 : DEPARTURE
- 15:30 Information on lodging at the
front desk of the Institute
Conferece Bus from Ajaccio airport to IESC — Coach parking (left exit in
the main hall).
Bus to Ajaccio
Airport : 9:00
place Saint Jean — 9:05
on the road, in front of the access to the residence Roc & Mare —
Accommodation & Meals
: 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
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
Monday evening, a welcome aperitif will allow us to savor regional
specialties, while allowing participants to get to know each other
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
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.
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
: 22 April 2018 ).
If your registration is accepted you will receive a confirmation email
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
Letters submitted by regular post should be addressed
(SW12), Centre de Physique Théorique -
CNRS, Luminy Case 907, F
Cedex 9, France