Congress Venue


8, rue René Descartes, 86000 Poitiers



AMP2018 will be held at the amphitheater Descartes UFR SHA , which is located in the city center of Poitiers.

Poitiers is easily accessible by plane, train and motorway from all over Europe, benefiting as well from an efficient public transportation system.








« How to get to the Venue from the trainstation »  

The site is at walking distance (1 kilometer) from Poitiers train station and thus, easily accessible.  The Bus line 13 (direction « Champlain ») will bring you from the train station (stop « Gare Grand Cerf ») to the venue (stop « Pétonnet Hulin ») in approximately 15 minutes. Tickets for one trip can be purchased in the bus for 1.70€, or bought (single or multiples) at newsstands and tobacco shops for 1.30€ each.

Train Station

Bus Informations Vitalis


 « How to get to the venue from the airport » 

The airport of Poitiers is located 4 km away from the venue. As no regular bus lines are connecting the airport to the city center, taxis will be the the most convenient option. Usual rates to get from the airport to the city center are approx. 10-12€.

Poitiers Airport


How to get to the venue by car

The city of Poitiers offers a parking lot with special rates in cases of long stays (more than 24h). The « Toumaï Gare » parking lot is located next to the train station. Thus, it offers ideal transportation solutions to join the Venue either by bus (see above) or afoot. To benefit from the « long stay » special rate, the initial entry ticket must be brought right after arrival at the welcome desk of the parking lot, and the length of the stay decided as well.

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Association des Artisans Taxis Indépendants du District de Poitiers : +33 (0)




Poitiers is a commune and the capital of the Vienne department and also of the Poitou.The city of Poitiers has a very old tradition as an university centre, starting in the Middle Ages. The University of Poitiers was established in 1431, making it the second oldest university in France. It has welcomed many famous philosophers and scientists throughout the ages (notably François Rabelais; René Descartes; Francis Bacon; Samir Amin). The town center is picturesque and its streets include predominant historical architecture, mainly religious, especially from the Romanesque period.

The city of Poitiers is strategically located. The Seuil du Poitou connects the Aquitaine Basin in the South (Bordeaux 220Kms) to the Paris Basin in the North (Paris 330 Kms). This area is an important geographic crossroads in France and Western Europe.


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