Getting to Nancy
Getting to Nancy
Here is some information concerning travel to Nancy that might be useful. The city of Nancy can be reached
Metz-Nancy-Lorraine regional airport is situated between Nancy and Metz. There is a service of "navettes" (company Aerolor, price 7€) linking the airport and the center of Nancy and the train station, which takes about 35 minutes.
This airport mainly provides connections within France, but it can be use via connecting flights (e.g., there are regular flights to Paris).
More information (thought only in French) in http://www.metz-nancy-lorraine.aeroport.fr:
As Nancy only has a regional airport, people arriving to the nearest international airport (Paris, Luxemburg, Frankfurt, etc.) will probably complete their journey by train arriving to Nancy's train station. Once you are at the train station, take Tram 1 to the ESSLLI site (see Reaching the school).
Nancy train station is situated in the center of Nancy. Very close to the station is the stop of Tram 1, which will take you to ESSLLI (see Reaching the school)
Nancy has direct train connections (among others) to Paris, Metz, Dijon, Luxembourg,
Munich, Vienna, etc. For more information on the French Train system visit
(information available in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch!!!).
You might want to use the regional trains to visit places in the Lorraine area while you are attending ESSLLI. You can find information about nearby villages like Verdun, Metz, Epinal, Toul, Saint-Dié and neighboring regions (Alsace, etc.) at http://www.ter-sncf.com/Lorraine/default.htm.
The main access to Nancy by car from Paris, Strasbourg, Saarbruecken and Frankfurt is with the A31 (E23) road. (map 1, map 2, area around Nancy, map of Nancy from the Gare to the Campus Scientifique, Nancy 1, reaching the Campus from the Gare by car.
Nancy can also be reached by bike, at least from as far away as Edinburgh as was proved recently by Johan Bos. For information about this journey, please contact him directly :).