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The conference wil be held in La Cité (Nantes Events Center) -  5, Valmy street (Nantes, France) -
Tel: +33 (0)2 51 88 20 00, located in the city center, close to the train station.

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How to get there?

Nantes International Airport has connections with most European cities.
 High speed train TGV from Paris is an alternative.
 Located in the city centre, just a 5-minute walk from the high-speed train station (South exit) and a 20-minute shuttle ride from the airport, La Cité is served by excellent transport links:

  • Tram: line 1 - « Duchesse Anne - Château des Ducs de Bretagne » tram stop, one stop from the TGV railway station (North exit).
  • Airport / city centre shuttle bus: every 20 minutes, 7,50 € - « Cité Internationale des Congrès » stop (Shuttle timing).
  • Busway: line 4 - « Cité Internationale des Congrès » stop.
  • Bicloo self-service bikes and Marguerite self-service cars: stations at La Cité.
  • 450 parking spaces are available underneath La Cité and 2,000 additional parking spaces in close walking distance. Exhibitors are allocated a temporary parking area with direct access to la Cité’s exhibition areas.


Each participant has to make his/her own room reservation.

Pre-reserved rooms and block of studios are available with very attractive conditions at:

  • Belfort Hotel *** - 1 rue de Belfort 44 000 Nantes - Phone number: 33 (0)2 40 47 05 57Ideally located in front and at walking distance from the conference venue, with a special rate per night for one people of 86 € and for two people of 96 € and breakfast at 9,90 €. Booking early is advisable. To book please send your request at  with the code: "CONGRES TAFT"
    Web site:
  • Residential Hotel Appartcity*** - 2 rue Emile Masson 44000 Nantes - Phone number: 33 (0)2 51 89 76 10Ideally located in front and at walking distance from the conference venue, with a special rate per night for one or two people of 82 € and breakfast at 9,50 €. Booking early is advisable. To book please send your request at with the code: "CONGRES TAFT"
    Web site:
  • NOVOTEL Nantes centre gare **** - 3 rue de Valmy 44000 NANTES
    Located in the heart of "La Cité" Nantes Congress Center
    Negotiated prices for TAFT Conference - Standard single-bedded room, buffet breakfast included at 95 € VAT included per night, additional local tax at 1.1€ per person per day. To benefit from those very preferred rates, please contact our reservation service on 0033.251.82.0000 or by email at
  • RESIDHOME Berges de la Loire Nantes **** - 3 Allée Jacques Berque 44000 NANTES - Phone number: +33 (0)2 40 99 07 07
    Immediate proximity with the Congress Hall in a unique setting of greenery on the Loire river banks.
    Negotiated price for TAFT Conference - Standard single at 92,50 € inclusive of American buffet breakfast and VAT, City tax at 1.10 € per person per day. To benefit from this very preferred rate, please contact us by email with the code "CONGRES TAFT" at  or

Additional options:

Radisson Blu Hotel Nantes **** 6 Place Aristide Briand, 44000 Nantes ; rooms from 130 €/night

Grand Hôtel Mercure Nantes Central **** 4 rue du Couedic, 44000 Nantes ; about 99 €/night, breakfast and taxes included.

Hôtel IBIS STYLES Nantes Centre Place Royale *** 3 rue du Couédic, 44000 Nantes, from 92,75 € to 109 € /night.

Hôtel de France *** 24 rue Crébillon, 44000 Nantes ; mean rate 97 € /night.

Hôtel Graslin *** 1 rue Piron, 44000 Nantes ; with a rate per night for 1 or 2 people of 105 € for a "Confort" room, and 135 € for a "Space" room, breakfast 11,15 €.

Hôtel Pommeraye ** 2 rue Boileau, 44000 Nantes from 54 € to 159 € /night, breakfast 10,40 €.

Hôtel Surcouf ** 38 rue Richebourg, 44000 Nantes ; with a rate per night from 58 to 73 €.

Hôtel Astoria ** 11 rue Richebourg, 44000 Nantes ; from 78 €/night.

Grand Hôtel de Nantes ** 2 bis rue Santeuil, 44000 Nantes ; from 62 €/night.

Hôtel Voltaire Opera Nantes ** 10 rue Gresset, 44000 Nantes ; from 59 €/night.

Hôtel Le Cambronne * 11 rue Fourcroy, 44000 Nantes ; from 65 €/night.


Travelling to and from Nantes

By air...

  • Nantes Airport information
  • People coming from abroad and who's fly arrives in Paris should check if there is a possibility of air connection to Nantes Airport.
  • From Nantes Airport, you may use the shuttle (7,50 € ; Shuttle timing) or a taxi (25 to 35 €) to get in the center of Nantes city.

By train...

  • Information on :
  • From Paris (Gare Montparnasse) to Nantes, you will have at least one departure per hour, and the train trip will take 2h10.
  • To join the city centre from Nantes train station, take "Sortie Nord" where you can get a tramway line 1, direction Françaois Mitterand, and get off at "Commerce" station.

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