Practical information

Conference venue


VPPC 2017 will be held at the Atria Novotel Congress Center in Belfort, France. The address is: “Hotel Novotel Belfort Centre Atria, Avenue de l’Espérance, 90000 Belfort, France.”


Belfort is a beautiful city in northeastern France in the Burgundy – Franche-Comté region, situated between Lyon and Strasbourg. It is located on the Savoureuse river, on the strategically important natural route between the Rhine and the Rhône, close to the Vosges mountains. Belfort forms the largest metropolitan area in Franche-Comté region with an urban population of about 320,000 inhabitants. Belfort is the hometown of Alstom where the first TGVs (High Speed Trains) were produced, as well as being the GE Energy European headquarter and a center of excellence for the manufacturing of gas turbines.


The nearest airport is international EuroAirport Bâle-Mulhouse (EAP/MLH/BSL). Then, to reach Belfort:
  • Take the shuttle bus from the airport to Saint Louis (duration: a few minutes).
  • Then from the Saint Louis station, take the TER train to Mulhouse (duration: 15 to 20 minutes) and then Belfort (duration: 30 to 40 minutes).
  • The train station in Belfort is located downtown, and at approx. 1.3 km from the conference location.

Note that a dedicated shuttle service will be organized for VPPC 2017 attendees, and will connect the EuroAirport and the conference location in Belfort. It is also possible to arrive from Paris in TGV. Assuming you arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG). The nearest TGV station is Belfort-Montbéliard TGV. A bus or taxi can then take you to downtown Belfort.

More information will be added soon.


 More information will be added soon.

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