Location and Accommodation

The Journées de Probabilités 2016 will take place on the campus of Le Mans University, in the premises of the Institut du Risque et de l'Assurance.

Coffee breaks, lunches, accomodations with breakfast and conference dinner are supported by the fees and the organization.

Accomodations could be booked from Sunday, 22nd to Friday, 27th.


The city of Le Mans can easily be reached from Paris in less than one hour with a high speed train TGV and in a couple of hours with local trains. Timetables for trains can be found on the website of french railways (SNCF).
The trains to Le Mans depart from the station Paris Montparnasse; some trains also make the direct trip from Charles de Gaulle international airport (station: Aeroport CDG2 TGV). The city center is within walking distance from the main railway station.

Directions to the hotel

Participants will be hosted at Hotel Première Classe Le Mans Centre, 40, rue du Vert Galant, 72000 Le Mans.
The hotel can be reached on foot from Le Mans main train station (roughly 10-15 min walk), otherwise by tram: take the tram line T1, direction Le Mans Université, and get off at the stop Eperon-Cité Plantagenêt (see map below).

Or at Hotel Charleston, 20 rue Gastelier, 72000 Le Mans.
The hotel can be reached on foot from Le Mans main train station (300 m). 


Directions to the conference venue

The location of the university campus is shown in the map below

A detailed map of the campus indicating the exact location of the Institut du Risque et de l'Assurance (IRA), where the lecture hall is located, can be found here.

  • From Hotel Première Classe: walk to the tram stop Eperon-Cité Plantagenêt (see map below) and take tram T1, direction Le Mans Université (one tram every 12 mins), to the stop Campus-Ribay. The journey lasts about 10'. The tram stops a few minutes walk from the building of Institut du Risque et de l'Assurance (see campus map link above).

  • From Hotel Levasseur : the same journey, just hop on the tram at the stop Republique (one stop before Eperon-Cité Plantagenêt).

Please consult the website of Le Mans public transports (...french only!) for information and timetables.

Information about the area

The hotels for participants and lectures are situated within walking distance from the old city center ("Le vieux Mans"), which benefits from a large number of restaurants, cafés and bars.
Informations about restaurants, bars and others activities in Le Mans will be posted here.

LMM - IRA, Université du Maine, Avenue O. Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans cedex 9 Tel: +33 2 43 83 32 22