The ISOE2019 will be held at the Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC), a CNRS facility created in the 1960s and organizing scientific meetings throughout the year. It is located on the west shore of Corsica, at the entrance of Cargèse, a small village of 800 inhabitants (50 km north of Ajaccio). Beaches are located in the vicinity of the Institute and on the opposite side of the village. Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean sea, 150 km south of the French coast and offers beautiful landscapes and historical landmarks.

More information on the site can be found on the IESC webpage. There is also an interesting wikipedia article on the village of Cargèse.

Access to Ajaccio

Cargèse is located about one hour drive from Corsica’s main city Ajaccio.

Ajaccio can be reached by plane from Paris, Nice or Marseille using regular connexions by Air France. Another (longer) option to reach Ajaccio is to take a ferry from Marseille or Nice. Check the website of the ferry companies SNCM or Corsica Ferries. Both Marseille (3h) and Nice (5h30) can be reached by high-speed train (TGV) from Paris, see sncf.


Reaching Cargèse from Ajaccio

Special shuttle buses will be arranged for participants between Ajaccio airport to Cargèse and back. More details will be available later.

Bus: There are also regular bus transfers (duration 55 min) from Ajaccio bus station to Cargèse place St Jean twice a day (except on Sundays):

Monday to Friday: Ajaccio to Cargèse: 7:30 and 15:45 ; Cargèse to Ajaccio: 9.15 and 15.15
Saturday: Ajaccio to Cargèse: 7:30 and 12:30 ; Cargèse to Ajaccio: 9.15 and 11:45

There is a regular shuttle from the airport to Ajaccio bus station (which is also the Ferry port). Ajaccio bus station phone number : +33 (0)4 95 51 55 45.

Taxi: 100€ daytime (140€ night time).

Personal car: If you drive to Cargèse from Ajaccio, follow the direction « Calvi par la côte » (or « Calvi » when missing). If you are going to take a taxi, it is advisable to contact the organizers to obtain a preferential rate. All main car rental companies are available at Ajaccio airport.