Fusion energy is the future. And you are the future of fusion energy
It is with great pleasure to announce that the ITER Organization will be hosting this year’s Fusion PhD event. The event will take place 6 to 9 November 2018 at the ITER Headquarters in Southern France.
The three-day event, financed by the education platform FuseNet, will offer tremendous opportunities to discuss and exchange with researchers from the international fusion community. And as a new feature this year, a special incentive event will give you the opportunity to interact with representatives from the fusion industry.
Weather in Provence in November is usually rather warm with daily temperatures around 15C, but keep in mind that the rain and strong cold winds tend to randomly appear and disappear, so grab some properly warm clothes and an umbrella.
Weather forecast: Meteo France
: Be prepared that only a few shops work after 18:00-19:00, and even fewer work on Sundays !
Good news: there are around 700 restaurants and cafes in Aix city center alone, and the majority of them work till ~midnight. So if are in for a late bite, you surely can find something for your taste/wallet. There is also a small supermarket in vicinity of your hotels which works till 11:30.
The nearest 24 hour pharmacy is ~10 min walk away from your hotels.
Aix generally is a very safe town, but it’s better to avoid walking alone around Gare routiere late at night.
French, very occasional English. Generally it is very appreciated if you start a conversation in French.
As was mentioned, Aix certainly doesn’t lack dining/drinking out options, but the most lively and popular among students places to be mentioned are bars in rue de la Verrerie, place des Cardeurs, place Richelme, and bar Sextius.
From/to TGV Aix train station to/from Aix-en-Provence
The same bus #40 makes a stop at the TGV train station.
-Departures from Aix: 4:50am to 11:35pm, every 15 min from 6:40am to 10:10pm
-Departures from TGV: from 5:45am to 1:00am, every 15 min from 7:30am to 10:15pm
Round trip costs ~7 euros, single trip ~5 euros. Tickets can be purchased on board. The trip takes ~20-40 min depending on the traffic.
From/to ITER to/from Aix-en-Provence
Try hard not to miss the bus in the morning, as other options are available, but either are expensive or quite slow. Our buses will depart from the hotel Concorde at 7:30 each morning, but in case you missed it, you have a choice between 2 :
If you decide to stay longer and travel around Provence
Google maps are not an optimal tool to use to search for public transportation in Provence. Instead, we advise you to use lepilote.com and check for updates and possible roadworks. If you’re younger than 25, a “youth card” can be purchased at the Gare routiere which allows unlimited trips for 2 euros/day. Taxis in Provence are very expensive, but carpooling Blablacar.fr is quite popular.
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