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Venue & Accommodation

ITBMS 2018  will take place at the Oceanographic Observatory in Banyuls-sur-mer, France [more information on the area].



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Founded in 1881, the Oceanographic Observatory, known as the "Arago Laboratory" is an ideal place to study marine biology and oceanography in Occitanie, France. Located on a rocky coast and close to the Spanish border, the area contains an exceptional diversity of biotopes, fauna and flora in marine and terrestrial habitats. The Oceanographic Observatory become a part of the consortium of leading research institutions since 1967 as a laboratory of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and as an internal school of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in 1985. Recognized for its national mission in the field of ​​the observation, the laboratory soon gained status within the National Institute of University Sciences (INSU) and became the first oceanographic observatory created in Occitanie.

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38 km from Perpignan: on the A9 motorway take the exit "Perpignan Sud", then follow the directions Elne, Argeles-sur-Mer, Collioure and Port Vendres, thereafter you'll reach Banyuls.


The nearest station - Tél : +33 4 68 88 30 64
Direct connections with European lines
Line Cerbère - Narbonne
Many connections to major French cities
Check the timetables
All other TER-lines in the area are available for download following this link.

For more information on the traffic, you can contact the following train services:

  • For TER regional lines: and "Contact TER LR" green number (free from a French landline): 0800 88 60 91
  • For Trains of important lines: and "SNCF Direct Line" 36 35 (€ 0.34 / min from a French landline) and the French toll-free Nr.: 0805 90 36 35
  • To view in real-time the next trains departing from / arriving at major national stations including Montpellier, Nîmes, Sète, Béziers, Narbonne, Carcassonne and Perpignan:
  • To view in real-time the next trains departing from / arriving at all the SNCF railway station stops, download the "Widget":


La Llabanère Airport (Perpignan Rivesaltes): 40 minutes, bus service to the station of Perpignan, Phone: +33 4 68 52 60 70.
Weekly flights to London / Birmingham / Dublin / Southampton / Brussels-Charleroi / Paris / Madrid.
Shuttle from the airport to the main bus terminal or to Perpignan train station (SNCF) or taxi services from Banyuls-sur-Mer (on reservation).

Girona Airport: 100 km served by bus service "Eurolines" (Compagnie Eurolines), Banyuls taxi (on reservation).

ACCES BY BUS (1€ bus)

Schedules (link)

Regular bus: € 1 for any journey
Line Banyuls - Perpignan: all year from Monday to Saturday
Line Banyuls - Cerbère: all year from Monday to Saturday
Operator: The Catalans Couriers +33 4 68 55 68 00