The city of Tours is located in the Vallée de la Loire, France. It is most easily reached by train from Paris (direct connection from Charles de Gaule airport). The travel by TGV takes 1:30 hour on average.

All the conferences events are located downtown, and close (walking distance) from one another.

Tours is recognized for its castles, its wines and its cheeses! Save some free time to spend in the City or its surroundings.

More directions will be posted soon.


The conference sessions will take place at the Université de Tours, easily reachable from any downtown location.


Social events

The Center of Renaissance Studies (CESR) will open its doors for a cocktail after the Keynote at the end of the first day
(Tuesday afternoon).


On Thursday evening, a dinner will be organised at the Hotel l’Univers (registration required), starting with an aperitif from 19:00.