The Summer School will take place at:
CMA MINES ParisTech
1, rue Claude Daunesse
Accommodation in a student room has been reserved for the duration of the school (8 nights maximum from July 6) at the international center of Valbonne located about 15 minutes’ walk from the CMA, 15 minutes by bus and close to the bus station.
All participants must arrive by Sunday, July 7 at the latest and leave no earlier than the end of the School, on Friday evening July 12. You may also leave on Saturday, July 13 at the end of the social program, or Sunday, July 14.
Lunches will be provided at the CMA site. Breakfast and dinner are included with the accommodation.
How to get to the CMA
Fly to Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, which is located on the west side of Nice, 20 km from Sophia Antipolis. At Terminal 2 of the airport, take the free shuttle bus to reach Terminal 1, where you can pick up bus 230, the Nice Sophia Express. Note that line 230 does not go through the airport. Pick-up and drop-off are from a stop called “Aéroport/Promenade” (opposite Terminal 1). The journey takes around 45 minutes and costs € 1.50. Get off at the bus stop “Place Sophie Lafitte” for Mines ParisTech. In both directions, the bus stop is located on the Place Sophie Laffitte side of the road. On the return journey from Sophia Antipolis, this bus will only stop at the airport if you ask the driver.
The closest SNCF station to Sophia Antipolis is Antibes. Depending on your departure station, consult the timetable: for main lines look on the SNCF website and for regional trains, the local website. Once you get to Antibes station, take an Envibus: get to the bus station by walking out of the train station and going over the pedestrian bridge that crosses the rail tracks. See below for details on taking the bus from Antibes station (a 30-minute journey or longer during rush hour).
You have two options from Antibes station: either take an Envibus 100 Express – price = € 1.50, frequency every 15 minutes. Get off at the “SKEMA” stop, a five-minute walk from MINES ParisTech. Alternatively take Envibus Line 1 – Price: € 1.50. Get off at “Place Sophie Laffitte”, right opposite MINES ParisTech. If you are travelling from within the Sophia Antipolis metropolitan area, you can use the Envibus network. If you are setting out from another town, use the regional Lignes d’Azur buses (lines, times and prices on the website). Line 230 runs between Nice Airport and Sophia Antipolis.