ECSQARU 2023 will take place at the Université d’Artois in Arras, close to Paris, a beautiful old Flemish-style town in the Northern part of France.
The Université d’Artois is located within walking distance from the Arras SNCF train station. The conference is organised in person and will take place on 19-22 September 2023 in the “La Maison de la Recherche” building.
How to reach Arras?
The conference location is at Université d’Artois, 9 rue du Temple, 62030 Arras. It can be easily reached by the A1 toll highway from Paris and the Northern part of Europe (180 km from downtown Paris, 155 km from Paris International CDG Roissy Airport).
There are direct high-speed train services (TGV) from both the CDG Roissy Airport and the main SNCF Gare du Nord (also called Paris-Nord) train station. The journey takes 40 mins. TGV schedules and booking can be found SNCF Connect
Fly to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Roissy (CDG) airport, the main Paris international airport. There, take a TGV high-speed train to Arras from the SNCF train station located within the airport. As an alternative, you can take the 40 minutes metro-train RER B journey to the central Paris-Nord-Gare-du-Nord SNCF train station in downtown Paris. There, board a direct TGV high-speed train to Arras (a 50 minutes journey). If you prefer driving, you can rent a car at the CDG Roissy airport. The driving distance between the airport and Arras is about 90 minutes by toll road.
If you fly to the other main Paris airport (Orly), you will have to cross Paris using the Orlyval automatic train to the Anthony metro station and then take the RER B metro train to reach the Paris-Nord-Gare-du-Nord SNCF train station.
You can also fly directly to Lille Lesquin, take a shuttle to Lille Flandres station and then a train to Arras.
Coming from London, Brussels, or Amsterdam?
If you are coming from the U.K., take the Eurostar high-speed train at the Saint Pancras Station in London to reach Lille-Europe in France within 80 minutes (but do not underestimate the required time for security and customs formalities). In Lille-Europe, you will find some train departures to Arras. Still, most probably and depending on the selected schedule, you will need to go to the Lille-Flandres station (a 5-minute walk) and there board a TER regional train to Arras (a 45 minutes journey).
If you are coming from Brussels or Amsterdam, Arras is easily accessible by train through Lille also (Brussels>Lille>Arras, Amsterdam >Lille>Arras).