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Key Dates:

Call for Papers
Summer 2008

Abstract Submittal Deadline
3 October 2008

Authors Notified,
Student Travel Grant Recipients Notified
December 2008 

Schedule Posted
January 2009

Meeting
25-30 January 2009

Enjoying Your Stay

The following information has been prepared by the local students and provides useful information for people who want to have a good time after an exhausting day of sciences as well as less expensive accommodations.  They are interesting places to go and relax and can be found on a google map!

Prepared by  Pierre Gernez (pierre.gernez@obs-vlfr.fr), Christophe Mocquet (c.mocquet@obs-vlfr.fr) , and Virginie Raybaud (raybaud@obs-vlfr.fr)

Accommodation

The French Youth Hostel is located within 15 min walk from the Acropolis:

Within 10 min walk from the Acropolis, you may also find a room at:

You may either choose to escape from the crowd and have a quiet room up on the hills!

Restaurants

Do you know the German proverb "Essen wie Gott in Frankreich"? I won't pretend it is always true, but... Anyway, if you are you looking for traditional course, you might either try:

If you rather eat Italian, the border is not far away... You may even catch an ice cream from Fenochio in the old town, or take a seat in the Local (4 rue Rusca, 04 93 14 08 29).

You may also want to travel toward new flavours, either in Africa or in Thailand:

Pubs & Night life

For lazy people, there are two bars very close from the congress center... Both are typical places with sometimes live music:

In the corner of the port, you may enjoy a beer in the Wagram (rue Fodéré). One street farther is La Malle (4 rue Bavastro, http://www.myspace.com/cafelamalle), a new bistrot that just opened this summer. Feel free to come with your harmonica or your guitar, you may be asked to jam a song!.

In the old town, you will find English Pubs everywhere. If you rather drink wine or pastis, there are however some French bars. The terrace of La dégustation (place du Palais de Justice) is a classic for the apero. After hours, Le Stacatto (4 Rue Pont Vieux) worth a stop.

Music addicts will find good jazz concerts at La Cave Romagnan (22 rue d'Angleterre) every saturday evenings (http://caveromagnan.free.fr/). Le Sezamo (32 rue Fontaine de la Ville) is also a nice play to go (http://lesezamo.free.fr/ ). Le Volume (6 rue Defly) offers live concerts every evenings, from reggae to rock or punk and techno. Two steps farther is a queer bar with good cocktails (The smarties, 8 rue Defly).

Transport  

In Nice:
Nice is not so far and almost every place in the center are within walking distance.

Ligne d'Azur is the bus & tram network in Nice: http://www.lignedazur.com/.
A single trip costs 1 €. The one day ticket is 4 €. The one week ticket is 15 €. The tram makes stops at the Acropolis convention center, the bus central station, the old town and the train central station.

Taxis: f you do not want to walk and if you have a lot of money...
Central Taxi Riviera, 04 93 13 78 78, Switchboard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Outside of Nice:
Many buses are going to the countryside: http://www.cg06.fr/transport/transports-tam.html
In particular, Lines 100 & 81 are going to Villefranche from the central bus station.

You can also take the train to go to Cannes, Grasse, Antibes, Villefranche, Monaco, Menton and even VintimillesVintimiglia or Cuneo (in Italy).

Outgoing

The milky summits of the Alps (Mercantour) are not far away!

There are lots of sightseeing in the surroundings:

Culture

You will find an overview of the main cultural activites on the city web page: http://www.nice-coteazur.org/mairie_nice_80.html

There are many cinemas in Nice. These ones are our favorites:

Other Tourist informations

Have a look at these web pages if you need more information: