Coming to (and leaving) the Conference

The Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société of the Université de Poitiers lies on the university campus, slightly out of the city.

  • It is easy – and pretty fast (only 15 minutes!) – to reach the MSHS in public transportation from the city centre and from the train station:
    • Take Bus 1 towards “Milétrie Rond-Point” or “Parcobus Champlain“;
    • Get off the bus at “Cité U“;
    • Walk strait ahead on the avenue du Recteur Pineau up to the roundabout;
    • Cross over the avenue towards the two big car parks;
    • Walk strait ahead, between the two car parks, between the buildings labeled A03 (left) and A04 (right);
    • Turn right at the next intersection and walk along building A04 (~ 300m);
    • The MSHS building (A05) is just there, on your right!
  • Back to the train station:
    • Take Bus 1 towards “Pôle Boncenne“, or “Futuroscope Lycée Pilote
    • If you get off the bus at “Pôle Boncenne” :
      • Once at the “Pôle Boncenne” stop, walk down the street until you reach the bridge (on your right);
      • Walk on the bridge;
      • When approaching the bus stop on the bridge (“Viaduc Léon Blum“), turn left towards the car park (and the train station);
      • Signs will guide you to the train station.
    • If you get off the bus at “Viaduc Léon Blum“:
      • Once at the “Viaduc Léon Blum” stop, cross over the bridge towards the car park (and the train station);
      • Signs will guide you to the train station.
  •  Back to the city centre:
    • Take Bus 1 towards “Pôle Notre Dame“, “Pôle Boncenne“, or “Futuroscope Lycée Pilote“;
    • Get off the bus at “Pôle Notre Dame” or “Pôle Boncenne“.

Bus tickets are for sale:

  • at the train station (main hall; you’re looking for this machine) or via the Tickeasy app’:
    • 5 one-way tickets (5,7€, i.e. 1,14€/ticket) – best bargain!
    • 1 one-way ticket (1,3€/ticket)
  • on the bus: “Dernière minute” one-way tickets (1,4€/ticket)

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