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Spontaneous Workshop V
9 - 14 May 2011 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

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. 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 85 euros during the week and 100 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 the village (apartments or hotel). 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. Alternatively, for nature lovers, camping sites are arranged in the shade of olive trees. For campers who do not wish to bring their own equipment : tents, mattresses, sleeping bags with sheets are available (please call to check availability).

Price of rooms / night

 Single room in appt : 38.50 €
Shared room in appt : 28.50 €
Hotel  : ~ 75 €
(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 (it is included in the price). 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).
  • Dinner is to be borne by participants, it can be taken either in restaurants (approx.15 - 25 €) or in the apartments.


Please, complete your registration form as soon as possible (dead line : 2 May 2011). If your registration is accepted you will receive a confirmation email message.

The registration fees are 200 euros. They account for all IESC services (amphitheatre, internet, administration..). They can be paid by bank transfer to "Régisseur des Recettes auprès de l'IES Cargèse, Université de Corte 20250 Corte, France"
  • from France, RIB: 10071-20100-00001000062-58 TP BASTIA TRESOR GENERALE
  • from International, IBAN: FR76-1007-1201-0000-0010-0006-258 BDFEFRPPXXX

NB : Please add bank fees, indicate your name and the identification code SW5. The corresponding voucher should be handed to IESC Secretary.

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 (SW5)
Centre de Physique Théorique - CNRS, Luminy Case 907,  F 3288 Marseille Cedex 9, France

The Organizing Committee

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