Running an experiment in GANIL
  • Becoming a member of GANIL community
    • GANIL community portal
    • GANIL Users Executive Committee (GUEC)
  • Proposing an experiment
    • Call for proposals
    • Program Advisory Committee (PAC)
  • Beam schedule
  • Preparing an experiment
    • Participating in an experiment
    • Support
    • Compulsory training and documentation
    • TransNational Access – ENSAR2
  • Preparing your stay
    • Accomodation
    • Transportation

Transportation

By car

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From PARIS, about 2:30 hrs of driving are necessary.

Take the highway “A13”, towards ROUEN and then CAEN.
In Caen, continue on the “Périphérique NORD” (North Ring Road), in the direction indicated by: “Caen Centre, Ouistreham, Car-ferry, CHU, CHR”
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Take exit 5 “Côte de Nacre”, direction “Courseulles-Douvres la Délivrande – CHU”

Highway toll: €24

From RENNES/CHERBOURG

When arriving in CAEN, follow “Périphérique NORD”, direction: “CHU – Car-ferry”
Take exit 5: “Côte de Nacre”, direction: 3 “Caen-Nord – Douvres la Délivrande”

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From LE HAVRE

Cross the Seine on the Normandie Bridge, then follow highway A13 to Caen
Continue on “Périphérique Nord” and take exit 5

Highway toll: €10

By train

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From Paris

Trains to Caen leave from the Saint Lazare station.
Once in Caen train station, take tramway A or bus A, direction: “Campus 2” and get off at “Côte de Nacre” station.

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By plane

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Arrival in Paris – Charles de Gaulle

Go to the Saint-Lazare train station, by taking firstly the RER B subway (to the Gare du Nord train station), followed by the RER E regional train.

Then follow the “By train from Paris” instructions (above) or “By car from Paris” instructions (above).

Arrival in Paris – Orly airport

Go to the Saint-Lazare train station, using the Orlyval automatic train, then take the RER B subway (to the Gare du Nord train station), followed by the RER E regional train.

Follow the “By train from Paris” instructions (above) or “By car from Paris” instructions (above).

Arrival in Caen – Carpiquet airport

Connections with Europe via Lyon, and with the rest of the World via Orly
Take a taxi at the airport or public transport (about one hour by bus): Bus 3 direction “Carpiquet” to “Eglise Saint-Jean station” and then Bus A direction “Campus 2” to “Côte de Nacre” station

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