Hotel de La reine, Place Stanislas, Nancy, France

The workshop takes place at Hotel de la Reine, Place Stanisla, Nancy,France. The hotel provides some directions (in french).

Nancy is approximately 350km east of Paris.

For train reservation : scnf website


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By plane

You may either choose to reach the local airport, or travel via Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

The local airport (Nancy-Metz, ETZ) is 30km away from Nancy, but few airlines go there. Shuttles provide transportation to and from the airport. The “ official ” shuttle service has a schedule, and even a web site. Private taxi companies also provide similar service (albeit more expensive).

If you choose to travel via Paris-Charles de Gaulle, you'll still have 350km to go once you have landed. You may either rent a car there, or take the train.

The car ride is between 3 and 4 hours, almost entirely on highways. The highway toll is roughly 25 € one-way.
There are two possible train rides.
The most usual one goes through Paris. Take the RER B suburban line to Gare du Nord (10 € and roughly 45 minutes. There are 4 to 15 of these commuter trains per hour).
Reach then Gare de l'est, either from subway line 4, or by foot (5 min).
From Gare de l'est, several high-speed TGV trains a day go to Nancy in 1h30 and for some 66 € one-way.
It is also possible to take a TGV train directly from Paris-Charles de Gaulle (PARIS ROISSY CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT (CDG 2) - TGV STATION (FR)) towards the Lorraine TGV station (LORRAINE TGV (35KM FROM METZ AND NANCY - FR)). There are not many trains a day, but the ride is fairly quick (1h20). From there, a shuttle reaches Nancy (the shuttle is the same as the Nancy-Metz airport shuttle).
Note 1: you must purchase a train ticket corresponding exactly to the train you mean to take. If you change plans, your ticket will not be valid for the train before or the train after.
Note 2: it is wise to purchase the Paris-Nancy train ticket ahead of time, either from your local travel agency, or from the SNCF site (beware, the web site is buggy). In the latter case, you have to have your ticket printed at the station before getting on the train. You need your reference number (six letters) and your credit card to match the ticket with the payment. Automatic vending machines at the station can do the printing. See this document for instructions relative to how you can have your ticket printed at the station.
Note 3: The RER B ticket is purchased directly at the airport's train station.
It is also possible to fly to one of the airports in the region like Luxembourg, Frankfurt or Strasbourg airports. Train connections from these airports to Nancy is slightly less expensive than the TGV train. Please look up the Deutsche Bahn site, which most capable to provide reliable information on such cross-border connections. Some low-cost flights reach Basel-Mulhouse or Frankfurt-Hahn, but it can be more difficult to reach Nancy from these airports by public transportation.

For train reservation : scnf website

Coming by train

Coming by train via Paris follows similarly as above. From some countries (e.g. Germany, Luxemburg), Nancy is reachable directly.