The Soliton symposium will be held at the FEMTO-ST headquarters new building at Temis in Besançon. It is located near the main university campus of Besançon at the following address: 15B avenue des Montboucons - 25030 Besançon.


The institute is located about 10 minutes from the city center by several bus lines or by taxi and participants can either choose an accomodation downtown or close to the conference venue.

Besançon can be readily accessed by:


Do book yours early ! International Flights to France fill up quickly.

The main airports closest to Besançon are:
1- Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, then take the train RER B (ticket:10 €) in the Terminal 2 and change to RER A at châtelet to Paris Gare de Lyon (40 min), then take the direct TGV to Besançon (2h). See here and there
2- Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse, then rent a car and drive to Besançon. See Here. The round to besancon takes about 1h45.
You can also take the bus from the basel airport to the Gare saint-louis (10 min, Distribus 11) and then to the Mulhouse gare (20min), and then a SNCF train to besancon viotte (1h10). See Here and there.
3- Geneva airport, then rent a car and drive to Besançon (1h30). See Here
4- Lyon Saint Exupery airport, then rent a car and drive to Besancon (2 hours). See Here. You can also take the train to the Lyon Par-Dieu train station and then a SNCF direct line to Besancon. See Here


From Paris Gare de Lyon (2h): The Paris-Besançon TGV arrives first in the Besancon Franche-comté station (15 km from city center) and then to the Besancon Viotte Station in the city center (30 min). If your train does not go directly to the center, you have to change train and take the free shuttle.

From Lyon (2h): The train coming from Lyon or Strasbourg directly arrives in the Besancon Viotte station in the city center.

To get more information please refer to the SNCF and bus network Ginko sites.

ARD Franche-comte

We are looking forward to seeing you in Besançon.

Feel free to contact us for any travel information

John Dudley and Thibaut Sylvestre