Practical info and contacts
How to get to the conference venue
The 2022 GOFCP will take place at ENSAI, which is located on the Ker Lann Campus, 14 km from Rennes’s center, 10 km from Rennes train station and 3 km from Rennes airport. ENSAI address: 51 rue Blaise Pascal, 35172 Bruz.
Arriving by car
The campus is located just off the Rennes-Redon highway. From the Rennes beltway, take D177 (Rennes-Redon highway, towards Saint-Jacques de la Lande). Exit: Parc des expositions – Campus de Ker Lann. Parking space is available on the school premises.
Arriving from Rennes by bus
The N°57 and Ker Lann Express buses connect ENSAI (“Lande du Pont” bus stop) with Rennes from the République bus station, in the city center. Bus transportation is about 25 minutes.
Tickets cost €1,5 for one hour and give access to the entire public transportation system (bus and metro). Tickets can be purchased in the metro stations, directly from the bus driver, or by using a credit card on a validating machine through contactless payment inside the bus. Find information and schedules on www.star.fr. Schedules are modified during weekend, only few buses are circulating.
Arriving from Rennes train station
Taxi services are available 24 hours a day and are located outside the arrivals area at Rennes train station. The drive takes approximately 20 minutes.
It is also possible to arrive to ENSAI by local train. The main train station in Rennes connects directly to the “Ker Lann stop” in just under 10 minutes. However, only few trains are circulating every day, even less during weekend. Find information and time tables on https://www.ter.sncf.com/bretagne. The Rennes-Messac/Guipry or Rennes-Redon trains stop on the Ker Lann Campus. A ticket costs €5 and can be purchased online or at the main train station in Rennes.
Arriving from Rennes Airport
The N°57 bus connects the airport to the “Lande du Pont” bus stop several times per hour, in approximately 15 minutes. Tickets cost €1,50 and can be purchased from the driver or by using a credit card on a validating machine through contactless payment.
Taxi services are available 24 hours a day and are located outside the arrivals area at Rennes Airport. The drive takes approximately 7 minutes.
Arriving to Rennes from Paris
Arriving from Paris Montparnasse train station
A direct high-speed train connects Paris Montparnasse and Rennes, in 1h30. Tickets can be purchased online on www.sncf-connect.com. Train tickets for this journey cost between €40 and €70 single trip in second class, and €60 and €120 in first class, for people without loyalty or discount cards.
Arriving directly from Roissy Charles de Gaulle Paris airport
A direct high-speed train connects Charles de Gaulle airport and Rennes, in 2h15 to 2h30. Tickets can be purchased online on www.sncf-connect.com or at the train station. Train tickets for this journey cost between €50 and €110 single trip in 2d class, and €50 and €150 in first class, for people without loyalty or discount cards.
Arriving from Orly airport
The Orlybus coaches connect terminals 1,2,3,4 from Orly airport to Denfert-Rochereau in Paris (14th arrondissement). Orlybuses leave every 10-15 minutes, the journey takes 20 to 30 minutes. Tickets cost €8,70. More information.
Taxi stands are located outside the terminals. The flat-rate fare for a journey to central Paris (Gare Montparnasse for instance) is €32. The drive takes between 25 and 45 minutes, depending on traffic.
It is also possible to arrive to Rennes from Orly airport via Massy-TGV station and a direct high-speed train. More information on the connection Orly airport -> Massy-TGV station here. Train tickets from Massy-TGV to Rennes can be purchased online on www.sncf-connect.com or at the train station (the journey takes about 1h30).
Arriving to Rennes from Nantes
Arriving from Nantes Atlantique airport
A shuttle, “Navette aéroport”, connects the airport to Nantes' train station (20-minute drive) and city center. The shuttle leaves every 20 minutes from Monday to Saturday, and every 30 minutes on Sundays. Tickets cost €9. More information.
Arriving from Nantes train station
Direct trains connect Nantes and Rennes, in 1h15 approximately. Tickets can be purchased online on www.sncf-connect.com or at the train station. Train tickets for this journey start at €18 single trip in second class, and €40 in first class, for people without loyalty or discount cards.
The capital of Brittany is a place where urban culture meets historic heritage, and where regional Breton products will delight food lovers. Take a stroll in the center’s cobbled streets, admire half-timbered colorful houses and 17th century architecture (Parlement de Bretagne), and indulge in local specialty “galette saucisse” at lively Place des Lices open-air market on a Saturday morning.
A few recommendations:
Galettes and crepes
Fish and Seafood restaurants
French pastries, desserts, and chocolates: Philippe Bouvier, Le Daniel
Bread and “viennoiseries” : Boulangerie Hoche, Boulangerie Coupel
Local and craft beer
Find out more about Rennes’ history, culture and gastronomy: www.tourisme-rennes.com/en