Venue and accommodation


The 3th Acquality Symposium will be held at

Ecole polytechnique

Route de Saclay

91128 Palaiseau


Just 20 km south of Paris on a site spanning almost 160 hectares, the École Polytechnique can be reached from several access points. If you come by car, you will have to take into consideration the huge traffic jams, which make the school access very difficult during business hours.

Access using public transport
2 itineraries are possible: from the Massy-Palaiseau station or the Lozère station.
Connecting buses link the station to the campus.

> RER B Massy-Palaiseau station
Map of Massy Palaiseau station and bus stops 
At the station, take the TransEssonne 91.06 or 91.10 bus
Get off at: the "Les Joncherettes" (LOA and ENSTA), "Lozère", or "Laboratoires" de l'École stop.
Timetable for the Transessonne buses and map of the bus stops for the 91.06 on campus.

RER B Lozère station
Pedestrian route with a good 15-minute walk (approx. 300 steps).
Map of the Lozère station.
Map of the itinerary from the lozère station.

Access by road
From the Porte d'Orléans or Porte d'Italie: by the A6 highway.
From the Pont de Sèvres : by the N118.
Consult the traffic status in real time.

Local airports
- Orly airport (via the RER B and Orly Val)
- Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport (direct by the RER B)
- Villacoublay airport
- Toussus-le-Noble business airport
Download the map of airports, stations and RER stations.


The reception service

The reception service of École Polytechnique is located in the hall of the building n.69, accessible from Cour Ferrié.

Bénédicte Guichard and Samy Kara Mosly welcome visitors on weekdays from 8 am to 6 pm and can be reached at 01 69 33 36 36.

They are responsible for welcoming, informing and guiding visitors. They can also accompany them, if necessary, to their meeting places. They help with taxi bookings and lost items management as well.

The site 
École polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, FRANCE
Tél. : +33 (0)1 69 33 33 33

Campus Map of the École Polytechnique.

The main points of the École Polytechnique.
Interactive map of the small classrooms and amphitheaters et printable version.


Rooms have been reserved on the campus for the 15 PhD students involved in the Aquality project (45 euros per night).

A list of hotels is provided below; they have been selected based on their distance to Ecole polytechnique but all of them remain too far to come walking and you will have to take the bus for 10 or 15 minutes. If you plan to visit Paris, it will be more convenient to choose a hotel located near the RER B train line, in the south of Paris (near Denfert Rochereau or Cité Universitaire, for instance) but the cost will be probably higher.

Adagio –Aparthotel

6 Boulevard Gaspard Monge

91120 Palaiseau, France

Phone number: +33 185410450

Web site


Tulip Inn

21 avenue des Alliés

91120 Palaiseau

mail :

Phone number: +33 1 84 00 85 36; 

Web site:


Studihotel les Joncherettes

19 rue Royon 91120 Palaiseau

Phone number: + 33 1 60 10 23 97 Mobile : 06 68 73 14 34

Web site :


 Residhome Paris Massy

7 Rue Christophe Colomb

 91300 Massy

 Phone number: +33 1 69 81 62 62


 Séjours & Affaires Massy Atlantis

6 Rue Christophe Colomb,

91300 Massy

Phone number +33 1 60 19 20 20


Adagio –Aparthotel Massy Gare TGV

2A place de l'Union Européenne

91300 Massy Palaiseau

Phone number: +33 1 69 18 83 50

Web site: aparthotel-adagio-access-paris-massygare/index.shtml


Hôtel Mercure Massy Gare TGV

21 av.Carnot

91300 Massy

Phone number: +33 1 69 32 80 20; Mail :


Hôtel Restaurant Les Chevaliers des Balances

Place de la Mairie

91190 Saint-Aubin

Phone number: +33 1 69 41 20 55


Les Jardins d'Orsay

2 rue François Leroux

91400 Orsay

Phone number: +33 1 64 86 17 47

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