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April 17, 2009

Getting to the Institut des Sciences COGNITIVES

The first day of the conference is at the ISC, which is on the eastern edge of the city (on the borderline between Lyon and one of its suburbs, Bron). Here are the suggested directions for getting here (this is lifted from the program, which will soon be on -line).

To the Institut des Sciences Cognitives (67 Boulevard Pinel, Bron), next to Hopital Vinatier.

From "centre-ville," there are two options:

Option 1 (especially if it is a nice day):

The most efficient way to get here is with the Tram T2 (direction St Priest Bel Air). Get off at Vinatier (the 11th stop from Perrache). When you get out from that station, do a 180, cross the tracks, veer left towards the main boulevard (Boulevard Pinel) and turn right on to it. Then, walk exactly 1 km to the Institut (follow the bike path). It's a 10 minute walk (on New Yorker standards). You'll pass the grounds of Hôpital Vinatier on your right the entire distance.

Option 2 is a variation on Option 1 (especially if the 10 minute walk is untenable):

Get to Grange Blanche, a prominent stop on the Tram T2 (the 9th stop from Perrache) as well as a stop on the Metro's D line. Grange Blanche is on the eastern side of the city map and the D is usually marked in green. Get into the Traffic Circle (which is also a minor station for several buses) and look for the bus 28, direction LAURENT BONNEVAY. Assuming the McDonald's (which should be visible) represents 12 o'clock on the traffic circle, the bus stop is at approximately 3 o'clock. The bus takes a long, circuitous (up to 20 minute) route and leaves you directly in front of the Institut des Sciences Cognitives. The bus stop is known as Parc Chambovet (and follows the stop known as Hopitals Desgenettes et Vinatier).

Posted by ira at April 17, 2009 9:10 AM


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