How to Arrive at the Venue, IEMN, Espace Culture [& Accommodation for Speakers]

Hotel Speakers-Accommodation & How to Arrive [already booked for most Carnot Lille 2024 Speakers]

The Originals City Ascotel Hotel ☆☆☆ Practical Information

  • Address: 7, avenue Paul Langevin. It is in the Lille University Cité scientifique Campus 59650 VILLENEUVE D’ASCQ, 5-7 minustes walk from the IEMN venue | 2 minutes walk from Esapce Culture/LILLIAD WEcole Cocktail Venue
  • Tel.: +33 3 20 67 34 34
  • Email:
  • Website:
  •  Metro Line: 1, Cité Scientifique Professeur Gabillard STOP


How to Arrive at the Venue (IEMN and Espace Culture - front side LILLIAD - venues at the Lille University) Science and Technology Campus, University of Lille, Villeneuve D'Ascq, France

  • From Lille City it takes around 12 minutes by metro and ca. 15 minutes car. Please see below.
  • From other cities and abroad, easily by plane (Lille airport, Brussels airport, Charleroi Brussels Sud airport, Paris airports, etc.), please see below.





LILLIAD-Lille University [The Espace Culture is just front-side to LILLIAD]





By Car [Except eventual Men at Work Signs on the Roads]

  • Five motorways lead to Lille:
    • A1: Paris (220 km)
    • A22/E17: Ghent (75 km) then Antwerp (125 km) and Amsterdam (290 km)
    • A23: Valenciennes (53 km)
    • A25: Dunkerque (80 km) then A26: Calais (110 km)
    • A27/E42: Brussels (110 km) - Leuven (205 km) - Köln (323 km)
  • From UK:
    • Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais, then to Lille by the motorway A26.
    • Ferries from Dover to Calais (Seafrance and P&O), Boulogne (Speed-Ferries) or Dunkirk (Norfolkline), then to Lille by the motorway A26 and / or A25.

By Train 

There are two trains stations in Lille: "Lille Flandres" and "Lille Europe", about 400m from each other:

  • Lille Europe Station is a transit station for TGVs from every region in France. You can also catch Eurostars London (1h20), Brussels (35 minutes), Lyon (2h50), Strasbourg (3h20), Marseille (4h30), Bordeaux (5h) as well. Some TGVs coming from Paris (1h) and continuing to the coast may also stop there.
  • Lille Flandres Station is the final stop for TGVs arriving from the Gare du Nord in Paris. The Regional Express trains leave this station for the different towns in the region.
  • Please check

London-Lille-London by Eurostar International EURO Tunnel




By Paris (France) International Airport

  • The best and easiest is Roissy Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport north of Paris, you can get a frequent TGV (High Speed Train) at the airport station which will take you directly to the centre of Lille (55 minutes non-stop or 1h20 with stops).
  • If you arrive by flight from CDG Airport, in the following some information to reach the CDG TGV station are provided; except for new indocations):
  • From Terminals 1 or 3 you need to take the free channel CDGVAL and get out at stop "Terminal 2 Gare TGV".
  • From Terminal 2, you can reach the station on foot (except from Terminal 2G, from which you need to take a bus).
  • Then, once in the station, go at level 2 if you need to buy or print your ticket (at a big yellow automatic ticket machine or from a salesman at a ticket office desk). Platforms are at Level 1.

By Lille (France) International Airport

  • Lille International Airport (over 70 national and international destinations) is situated ca. 10 Km from the Lille centre, of a very dense motorway network: mainly the A1 Paris-Lille, the A25 Dunkerque-Lille, the A23 Valenciennes-Lille, the A22 Gand-Lille. This location makes it very easy to get to the airport. Apart from its proximity to Belgium and the towns of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, the airport is only 20 minutes from the centre of Lille and its Railway stations, a Lille Airport Shuttle links the airport to those stations.
  • Lille airport shuttle connects the airport (at door A) and the city centre (bus stop sign “Liaison aérport” outside the Euralille shopping centre/Lille Flandres Station). It is available 7 days per week. Journey time: 20 min.

By Charleroi (Belgium) Brussels-Sud International Airport

By Brussels Zaventem (Belgium) International Airport

From Lille to Carnot Lille 2024 Venues

  • Metro Line 1 (Yellow) to go to IEMN, Stop: 4 Cantons - Grand Stade. The IEMN venue is just front-side to this Metro Stop. 
  • Metro Line 1 (Yellow) to go to LILLIAD. Stop: Cité Scientifique Professeur Gabillard (ca. 1 minute via metro from above 4 Cantons - Grand Stade Stop and 7 minutes walk from each other)The LILLIAD and so The Espace Culture venue is ca. 3 minutes walk far from Cité Scientifique Professeur Gabillard Stop. 
  • Please Download Cite Scientifique Campus Map (with Path from two Metro Stations in the Capmpus to the two venues)

 Metro Lines

  • Line 1-Yellow: From CHR B-Calmette To 4 Cantons Grand Stade
  • Line 2-Red: From St Philibert To CH Dron

 Additional Information

  • Ilevia Network Lille Metro Website:  
  • Please Download Lille Metro Map: Lille Metro Map PDF
  • Info on All Public Trasportations in Lille: Public Transport Network by ILEVIA
  • Pass Pass Card (unique for Metro, Bus and Tram): The Ilevia no longer uses cardboard tickets. A contactless system, so-called "Pass Pass" is necessary to buy: whatever the ticket chosen (e.g., pass, single trip, etc.), one will get it loaded onto so-called Rechargeable ticket Pass Pass Card. At this stage it can be recharged 10 times using the same ticket.
  • N.B.: One should validate the Pass Pass Card at the start of each trip (Metro, Bus, Tram) and at each connection (except when crossing from platform to platform at STOP-Lille Flandres station and STOP-Porte des Postes station).
  • More info:



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