Venue and programme
The eigth International Mathematica Symposium (IMS'06)
will be held at the Conference Center of Popes' Palace in Avignon -
France, from June 19th to June 23rd,
2006. Located in the south of France, not far from
Marseille and close to the Mediterranean sea, Avignon welcomes its well known festival
every year in July.
The Conference Center of Popes' Palace
The International Congress Center of
Pope's Palace provides you with a hotel reservation
service until March, 23th, 2006.
This service is directly available in the registration form of the
You can also get information and help about
accommodation at the URL : http://www.palais-des-Papes.com/anglais/cichotels.html
Nevertheless, you must be aware that booking in
the city and its surroundings will be difficult, even before March 23th, because of high touristic
The University of Avignon
(site in French) of Avignon is organized in three departments: human
and social sciences, science and technology, economy and law. In
connection with other regional institutions in Aix-Marseille and Arles,
its research activities are organized in about fifteen laboratories on
such topics as : history, communication, management, law, theater,
computer science, mathematics, biochemistry and earth sciences.
The City of Avignon
City of history and city of theater, Avignon is known
for the famous Pont d'Avignon and also the Popes' Palace where the symposium will be held. The tourism office
of Avignon and the city
website give information about possible visits (cathedrals, museums, galleries…),
accommodation, shopping, gastronomy (pubs, restaurants…), events and various
practical services, in particular maps. Started in 1947 by Jean Vilar, the well known theater
every year in July nearly 120 000 spectators come to discover
dance, theater or music shows.
The Lambert Collection
- museum of modern art…
Angladon-Dubrujeaud museum - a private collection of artworks
transformed into a museum…
The Louis Vouland
Museum - decoration, furnishing, arts de la
table, painting, sculpture…
You may find information about bus or shuttle transportations (tcra - in French),
biking (in French), car rental…
(see also the menu Travel Information on the left).
Camping - camping lots in Avignon and its surroundings…
Holiday-Bikes - cycle or car rentals…
River Cruises - (in french) boat tours in Avignon and its surroundings - see also Boat Tours
Well known for its festival,
Avignon is situated in the region of Provence, not far from the seaside as well as the Alpes mountain (photos kindly lent by Pierre
1.1 Seaside at Morgiou
1.2 Leisure in Tarascon
2.2 Seaside at Carro
2.3 Sunset in Fos/mer
2.4 Leisure in Ubaye
Provence - accommodation and tourism in Avignon,
its surroundings and the region of Provence
Vaucluse - Avignon and the the department of Vaucluse, photos…
Villages - Avignon and Provence towns and villages…
Guide - (Vaucluse) region…
You may also take a look at the following websites.
Cathedrale d'images - Cathédrale d'images of Les Baux de Provence
Pont du Gard - Le pont du Gard
Mappy - a lot of maps…
Map-Vista - route planner, hotels, flights, train and bus…
Cotes du Rhone - a site about the local wine…
Virtourist - virtual visit (photos), other links…
Vaucluse and Provence - a virtual tour of Vaucluse and Provence…
The most celebrated activity in Avignon is the theater festival which attracts
every year 120 000 spectators come to attend dance, theater or music shows. It stands in July, next to IMS'06.
A social programme is considered. More information will be given later.
In addition, a conference excursion is planned in the surroundings of Avignon. The
destination and conditions will be specified later.