Surrounded by the vineyards (4,000 châteaux: Médoc to the north, Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and Entre-Deux-Mers to the east, Graves and Sauternes to the south...), near the ocean and the “Landes” forest (the largest forest in Europe), Bordeaux rises on the banks of the Garonne. Less than one hour away lie the Atlantic Ocean and its endless beaches of white sand dominated by the Pyla Dune, the highest in Europe, which marks the entrance to the Bassin.

Coastal Dynamics 2013 will be held in the “Palais des Congrès” of Arcachon, a city located in the western region (40 km) of Bordeaux city, beside the famous "Bassin d’Arcachon".

Palais des Congrès - 6 Bd Veyries Montagnères - 33120 Arcachon


Access Information:

Further information on Bordeaux Airport and facilities: Here

Train from Bordeaux station to Arcachon are available every 30 minutes. It takes 50 minutes to reach arcachon by train. Timeschedule here

To reach Arcachon by your own:

* By plane: Bordeaux - Mérignac International Airport is 45 minutes from Arcachon: more than 200 weekly flights from Paris and the national metropolis.

* By Train: All year round, TGV liaisons Paris Montparnasse - Arcachon in 3h30. The Palais des Congrès is located 4 minutes by foot from the Arcachon railway station.

* By Car: Under an hour from Bordeaux by the direct road N250. A63 motorway, A660 Arcachon access road. 175 Km from Bayonne, 299 km from Toulouse, 400 km from Nantes, 611 km from Lyon, 654 km from Paris, and 890 km from Lille.

Arcachon city map can be downloaded here


Acachon is a very attractive seaside resort. The Organizing Committee has pre-booked rooms for delegates in hotels centrally located, and close to the "Palais des Congres". The detailed list of available hotels together with instructions and map can be found HERE. You will be able to book your accomodation online by following the hotel links and using the code "COASTAL DYNAMICS event".

*Deadline to benefit from the pre-booked rooms is May 27, 2013.