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The 10th International Symposium on Special Topics in Chemical Propulsion will take place from 2-6 June 2014 at the National Engineering School ISAE-ENSMA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique), in Poitiers, France.

Access to congress :

By plane :

The airport of Poitiers-Biard is 10 km from ENSMA and has daily national connections with LYON, MARSEILLE, METZ/NANCY, MULHOUSE, NICE, STRASBOURG…

It has also international links with LONDON-Stansted (direct) and connections with AMSTERDAM, FRANCFORT, MUNICH, GENEVE, MILAN, BARCELONE, MADRID.

More informations:

Direct connection to and from Poitiers airport by plane (IATA code for Poitiers airport: PIS):

1) London Stansted (STN) – Poitiers (PIS)

Monday 2 June:
departure London: 11:20
arrival Poitiers: 13:45

Friday 6 June:
departure Poitiers: 13:50
arrival London: 14:20

Saturday 7 June: no flight

Sunday 8 June:
departure Poitiers: 10:15
arrival London: 10:45

2) Lyon St-Exupéry (LYS)- Poitiers (PIS)

Monday 2 June:
Departure Lyon: 8:55 arrival Poitiers: 10:05
Departure Lyon: 19:50 arrival Poitiers: 21:00

Friday 6 June:
Departure Poitiers: 6:50 arrival Lyon: 8:00
Departure Poitiers: 17:50 arrival Lyon: 19:00

Saturday 7 June: no flight

Sunday 8 June:
Departure Poitiers: 17:50 arrival Lyon: 19:00

By train:

Direct TGV Station on Futuroscope area or Poitiers railway station from 8 km to Futuroscope. Poitiers is at 90 minutes from Paris by TGV (high speed train). Departure to Montparnasse station (Paris centre) or the TGV station of Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Train tickets between Paris or Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport to Poitiers railway station (see the corresponding time tables).

Time table and reservation

1) You can get the TGV tickets from the desk at the railway station. There is the possibility to buy them directly from ticket machines as well.

2) You can buy your TGV tickets when you will know your flight times or have your flight tickets. You have the possibility to buy them through the internet and print directly e-ticket using your printer and simply present them once on board.

3) You can buy a so-called combined plane-train ticket. We do that every time and it is very convenient, for example if the flight is delayed, you will get another train ticket for the next one without any additional charge. If you want to test this, be informed that Poitiers railway station possesses its own IATA code. For example, IATA code for Charles de Gaulle Airport is “CDG”, the one of Poitiers railway station is “XOP”.
If you choose this possibility, you will have to have your TGV tickets printed once landed in Charles de Gaulle Airport. When arrived at the Charles de Gaulle Railway station (2 floors downstairs in the middle of terminal 2, go to the desk, show your passport so that you can get your TGV ticket, there is a special desk for people having a flight, it is completely on the right, and the desk is called “TGV air”.

Depending upon the time at which you will have to take the train, it can be full, especially in this period.
Monday 9 June is a vacation day and some trains will be full for the weekend (Saturday 7, Sunday 8 and Monday 9 June).
Options 2 or 3 would be preferable

If you need more help, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail:

By road:

A10, exit n°28-direct to the park 320 km from Paris and 250 km from Bordeaux.

By bus :

Bus from Poitiers Railway Station or City Center to ENSMA (line 1, cost of the ticket: 1.30 euro).

The bus stop Gare SNCF is across the street from the train station The bus stop “1ere Avenue” serves the Alteora Hotel The bus stop “Université” serves the ENSMA The bus stop “Parc de loisirs” serves the Hotel Express By Holiday Inn The bus stop “Téléport 4” serves the Hotel Ibis Futuroscope The bus stop “Palais des congrès ” serves the Hotel Plaza Futuroscope.



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