European Seminar on materials for HVDC cables and accessories:
Performance, Modelling, Testing, Qualification
All meals will be organized inside the Congress Center itself (7th floor) except the Jicable-HVDC'13 dinner organized on Tuesday, November 19 th .
Parking Wilson is a public car park which offers a direct exit to the congress center. Open 24h/24h
25 Boulevard Thomas Wilson
Nb: the Congress Center's car-park won't be opened during the seminar.
Free Wifi access in the Congress Center.
The organizers cannot be held liable for any personal accident or for damage to, or the loss of any personal property, howsoever caused. Participants should therefore make their own insurance arrangements.
In the month of November, the temperature in Perpignan is usually around 15°C.
In France, the electric current is 220 V / 50 Hz. It is advised to consider the use of an electric adaptor.
A range of accommodation, from 2 to 4 stars and at walking distance from the Congress Center is available on page "addresses to note" or on the website.
In order to get more choice, we advise you to book your hotel as soon as possible.
Getting to Perpignan
Trains from the following French cities:
- Paris : direct 4:50 (TGV)
- Toulouse : direct 2:20 (Intercités)
- Lyon : direct 3:30 (TGV)
- Marseille : direct 3:50 (TER)
- Bordeaux via Narbonne : 4:10 (Intercités and TGV)
From Toulouse: Take A61, follow A9/E15 and exit 41 to Perpignan City Center
From Marseille: Join A55 (direction of Aix), take exit A7 and then continue on A54. Follow on N113 then N572 to join A54 and A9/E15. Take exit 41 to Perpignan City Center
- Perpignan airport (France)
Perpignan is served by an international airport, "Rivesaltes" located just 7 km north of the city.
The following companies operating at Perpignan airport are:
- Air France : www.airfrance.fr or tel. 36 54
Hop : www.hop.fr
With Hop you can obtain interested prices depending of the chosen services for Paris-Perpignan for example
- Flybe : www.flybe.com tel. +44 13 92 36 01 40
Ryanair : www.ryanair.com tel. +33 (0) 892 232 375
With Ryanair you can travel to Perpignan from the following cities:
Birmingham / Bruxelles-Charleroi / Londres Stansted
- Iberia : www.iberia.com tel. +33 (0) 825 800 965
Volotea : www.volotea.com tel. +33 (0) 821 610 752
Volotea offers direct flight Nantes-Paris
www.aerlingus.com tel. +33 (0) 821 23 02 67
As an example, available flights to Perpignan airport on Monday, November 18 th are:
- From Paris Orly : 4 direct flights
- From London : 2 flights with a short stop at Paris
For more information: www.aeroport-perpignan.com
Perpignan airport to the congress center
By car or taxi: 8 kilometers / 12 minutes
The taxi fare to Perpignan centre is approximately 20 €
Taxi station in Perpignan:
Phone +33 (0)4 68 35 15 15
- Béziers airport (France)
Béziers is served by a European airport, "Cap d'Agde" located just 95 km or 1 hour from Perpignan (A9 motorway)
The main company operating at Béziers airport is
Ryanair : www.ryanair.com - tel. +33 (0) 892 232 375
With Ryanair you can travel to Béziers from the following cities:
Bristol / Dusserldorf Weeze / London Luton / Manchester / Oslo Rygge / Paris Beauvais / Stockholm Skavsta / Edinburgh
For more information: www.beziers.aeroport.fr
- Carcassonne airport (France)
Carcassonne is served by a european airport, "Salvaza" located at 114 kilometers or 1h10 from Perpignan (A61 + A9 motorway)
The main company operating at Carcassonne airport is
Ryanair : www.ryanair.com ou tel. +33 (0) 892 232 375
With Ryanair you can travel to Carcassonne from the following cities:
Billund-Denmark / Bournemouth / Bruxelles-Charleroi / Cork / Dublin / East Midlands / Eindhoven / Glasgow Prestwick / Liverpool / London Stansted / Paris Beauvais / Porto
For more information: www.aeroport-carcassonne.com
- Barcelona airport (Spain)
Barcelona airport "El Prat" is an international airport located at 210 kilometers (Motorway) from Perpignan.
Many airlines operate at Barcelona Airport since it is connect with America, North Africa, Asiatic Southeast and obviously Europe. If you are looking for cheap flights to Barcelona you can compare prices online with a comparison site such as Cheap Flights.
For more information: www.barcelona-airport.com
- Girona airport (Spain)
Girona airport is located at only 100 kilometers from Perpignan and can also be an alternative when you depart from the following countries such as the UK, Italy, The Netherlands, Denmark, Slovakia, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Ukraine, Sweden, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Morocco, France, Poland, Estonia and Lithuania.
The most important company operating at Girona airport is Ryanair.
For more information: www.girona-airport.net
Barcelona or Girona airport to the congress center
- While in Spain : motorway AP7, direction France
- While in France: motorway A9, exit 42 Perpignan South, then direction "centre ville".