6th AgMIP Global Workshop Logistics

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The AgMIP Global Workshop will be held at Le Corum Conference Center and Opera House in Montpellier, France. The workshop will begin the morning of June 28th and will conclude following the final session the afternoon of June 30th. Le Corum can be reached directly by the 1, 2, and 4 tramway line, and is within walking distance from most hotels in the city center. The address for Le Corum is: Esplanade Charles De Gaulle, BP 2200, 34000 Montpellier, France.
Click here for a PDF map of the City Center .

Hotel Information

When you sign on to the registration platform you can also reserve a hotel room at the conference price. There is a choice of hotels at different price points within walking distance of the workshop venue. Please complete your hotel reservation as soon as possible as they are filling up fast for the workshop week.

Arriving in Montpellier, France

Montpellier International Airport receives flights from multiple cities throughout Europe. Most participants will need to connect through a larger international airport to reach Montpellier. Montpellier is an approximate one-hour flight from Paris, France.

From Airport to City Center
The airport is at 10 kilometers from Montpellier center (15 minutes drive), midway between the town and the sea. Taxis, car rental and a shuttle service (11 times/day) are available. The cost of a taxi is about 25€, and the cost of the shuttle is 1.60€ (intermodal ticket with city bus/tramway included: 2.60€).

From the aiport by car/taxi takes approximately 20 minutes. Cab payment is accepted by check or cash, some cab drivers accept credit card, for a minimum charge of 20€

If you would like to book your taxi to/from the airport please call the following numbers.
    • Taxi bleu du Midi Tel : +33 4 67 03 20 00 – contact@taxibleudumidi.fr
    • Taxis: 39-85
    • Mediterranee Airport taxis association Tel.: +33 4 30 96 60 60

From the airport by public transport takes approximately 20 minutes. To use public transport:
    • Take the “Navette de l’aéroport” or bus 120 at the airport (from 9.00 am to 11.10 pm, every hour; 15 min drive)        to Tramway Station. Full Website here.
    • Get off at “place de l’Europe” (Olympic Swimming pool)
    • At the swimming pool, take tramway Line 1 (blue line), direction “Mosson”
    • Stop at the Comédie Station (you are downtown)

Below is a schedule for Montpellier Airport to “place de l’Europe.” Please note that bus timetabales are subject to change, and that the airport shuttle departures and arrivals take place at “Place de l’Europe” Tramway Station, line 1, Rue de Poséidon – Montpellier. Click here for a PDF version of the schedule below.

"PLACE DE L’EUROPE" STATION** >>
MONTPELLIER AIRPORT

MONTPELLIER AIRPORT >>
"PLACE DE L’EUROPE" STATION**

"Place de l’Europe"
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While in Montpellier

To SupAgro

Click here for a map regarding transit to SupAgro

Tramway tickets

Tickets can be bought in the automatic distributors available at each tramway station TAM.

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The ticket validity is one hour after the first check, you have to re-insert the ticket in the machine every time you change tramway.
     • One-way fare: 1.50€
     • 1-day pass: 4€
     • 7-day: 15.60€
     • 10 rides pass:10 €
The tramway “ligne 1”, decorated in blue with white swallows, connects the northern part of the city with the Odysseum terminal on the southeast side. The “ligne 2”, decorated in a “flower-power” theme, goes from east to west. The colorful “ligne 3”, designed by the famous fashion designer Christian Lacroix, goes from west to east, arriving near the seaside at Perols. From there, you can rent a bike or take a short walk (around 20 minutes) to get to the beach. The golden “ligne 4”, also designed by Christian Lacroix, serves only downtown. Some 30 bus lines are connected to the tramway lines to offer a comprehensive network that will transport you around Montpellier.

Vélomagg’ bicycle service

To take full advantage of the beautiful weather and gentle environment, stop by one of the city’s numerous bike stations and pick up a bike to ride around. You’ll feel truly free meandering through town and along 150 km of bicycle paths. The Vélomagg’ service offers bicycles just the way you want them: available and inexpensive. For your riding pleasure, 50 automatic bike stations with over 2,000 bicycles are available in Montpellier and district area. Service is open 24/7. All you need is personal identification and you can rent a bicycle to ride the streets of the city and outlying area. You can buy tickets at the Esplanade bike station (next to Montpellier Tourist Office).

Telephone Codes

France: 33 – Montpellier area: 04 To call France from another country, you need to dial the international code (usually 00), followed by the country code for France (33), then the phone number without the initial zero. For example: 00 33 4 67 04 75 75 To make an international call from France, dial 00, followed by the country code, the area code (minus the first zero) and the telephone number of the person you are trying to reach.

Emergency numbers (free)
15: SAMU/Medical emergency department and ambulance service
17: Police
18: Fire Brigade (also for medical emergency)
112: European emergency number

Exchange Money
     • At exchange office Nova Cambios, 11 rue de la Loge (Tramway “Comédie”)
       Open Monday to Saturday 10am-7pm – Phone: 04 99 62 97 62 – Email
     • At exchange office TRAVELEX, Railway Station «Gare Montpellier Saint Roch» (groundfloor)
       Place Auguste Gibert (Tramway “Gare Saint Roch”) -Open Monday to Friday: 8.15am to 5.45pm
       Saturday and Sunday: 10.15am to 5.15pm. Phone: 04 99 63 74 52 Email

Information on Montpellier

Montpellier is the capital of the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. Only seven kilometres from the sea, the city lies midway between Spain and Italy in the heart of the Mediterranean basin. You will find detailed information on Montpellier on the Tourist Office website and on the Town of Montpellier’s website.
Montpellier is one of France’s oldest University cities with Paris and Toulouse (XIII Century), and has become today a major hub for research on environment and development issues. The city is located on hilly ground 10 kilometers (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean Sea coast on the banks of the Lez River.

Information to consider before arriving

Visas

If you are a US or European citizen you are not required a visa. We recommend you confirming with your respective embassy for information. For more information please click here.

Citizens from India, Pakistan, and most African Countries are required to apply for a Visa before entry. You can obtain an invitation letter to support your Visa request when you log onto the registration platform. Click on the “Invitation Letter” button to download a personalized letter.

There is an associated Visa fee for some countries. Please consult your embassy and act early!

Weather

Due to the workshop being held at the end of the month, expect temperatures to range between June averages and July averages. In June, temperatures typically average between 15°C(59°F) and 25°C(77°F). July averages between 18°C(64°F) and 29°C(84°F). Expect sunshine and minimal rainfall during the month. For more information, please click here.

Health

The CDC recommends some travelers receive their hepatitis A and B shots before coming. More information can be found here.