Welcome to Bordeaux for FRCCS 2025

Conference venue

Campus St Priest – Université Montpellier Bâtiment 2
Amphitheater Jean-Jacques Moreau
161 rue Ada 34095
Montpellier Cedex 5

Gala dinner venue

May 30th, 20:00
Hotel Oceania Le Métropole
3 rue du Clos René

Host City : Montpellier, France

Montpellier, nestled in the picturesque landscapes of southern France, is a bustling metropolis brimming with history and innovation. As one of the oldest cities in the country, its roots trace back to the 10th century when it served as a vital trading hub. However, it wasn’t until the establishment of the University of Montpellier in 1220 that the city truly began to flourish as an intellectual and cultural center. The city’s illustrious past is evident in its stunning architecture, from medieval marvels like the Mikve, one of the oldest Jewish ritual baths in Europe, to the grandeur of the Place de la Comédie, a bustling square teeming with life. However, Montpellier’s modern identity is equally compelling. With its innovative spirit and thriving tech industry, the city has become a magnet for entrepreneurs and creatives alike. Its dynamic cultural scene, vibrant street art, and eclectic culinary offerings reflect a city pulsating with energy and creativity.
In recent decades, Montpellier has undergone a renaissance, particularly in its urban landscape. Following the devastation of World War II, visionary architects like Ricardo Bofill and Jean Nouvel spearheaded ambitious reconstruction projects, reshaping the city skyline with iconic landmarks such as the Antigone district and the Corum.

Host Institution : University of Montpellier

The University of Montpellier (Université de Montpellier) is a public research university situated in Montpellier, southeastern France. Established in 1220, it holds the distinction of being one of the oldest universities globally. Enrolling over 40,000 students annually, it ranks among France’s largest educational institutions. Recognized for its illustrious history and unwavering commitment to academic excellence, the university offers a diverse array of programs spanning multiple disciplines, including science, medicine, law, humanities, and social sciences.
Organized into nine scientific departments, the University of Montpellier houses around 70 research units dedicated to tackling the evolving challenges of our dynamic world. From space exploration to robotics, ecological engineering, and chronic diseases, its researchers are actively involved in pursuits aimed at generating innovative solutions for the betterment of humanity and the environment.
The University of Montpellier achieved notable rankings in various international assessments. In the 2018 Reuters ranking of the World’s Most Innovative Universities, it secured the 55th position globally and the 16th in Europe. Furthermore, it consistently features among the top 200 universities worldwide, as evidenced by its placement in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities. In the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, the university ranked within the top 200 globally and claimed the top spot in France. Additionally, according to the NTU Ranking’s Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, it holds the 137th position globally for the year 2022.

The conference will take place in Montpellier on the Campus St Priest

Come to Montpellier
By plane: Montpellier Méditerranée International Airport is located 10km from the city center. 11 daily nights connect Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Orly-Ouest in 1:10. Direct connections connect Lyon and Nantes.
By train: The train station is located in the city center. Several daily TGV links connect Montpellier to Paris in 3h30.
By road: By the A9 motorway, Montpellier is about 700km from Paris. Take Exit 28 (Vendargues), then follow signs to Montpellier / Hôpitaux-Facultés.

Come to Campus Saint Priest – LIRMM
From the airport: A shuttle (120 bus line) will drop you in 15 minutes to the tram station « Place de l’Europe » (line 1 and 4). Then take the tram line 1, direction Mosson. Get off at the « Château d’Ô » stop on Avenue des Moulins, near the Saint Priest campus. Total journey time: 45 minutes to 1 hour.
From the train station:
Tram: Take the tramway (line 1) in front of the SNCF train station, direction Mosson, get off at the « Château d’Ô » stop located on Avenue des Moulins, near the LIRMM. Journey time: 30 minutes.
Bus: Take the number 6 bus, in the direction of Euromédecine, stop at « St. Priest ». Journey time: 30 minutes. Buses 6 and 7 have a « Château d’O » stop.
From the « Chateau d’Ô » tram stop: Go up the Avenue des Moulins for 200 meters (along the rails of the tram), then cross the Avenue to go up Rue de Saint Priest towards CINES. Walking time: 10 minutes.

Campus St Priest – Université Montpellier Bâtiment 2 – Amphitheater Jean-Jacques Moreau
161 rue Ada 34095
Montpellier Cedex 5