Third International Conference on Analogy


August 6-8, 2013        University of Burgundy Dijon, France


Travel info
Dijon cannot be reached directly by plane. It can be easily reached by train, car, or bus from Paris, Lyons, Basel, Mulhouse, Strasbourg. Dijon is also connected to Lausanne (Switzerland) by train.

By plane:

Through Paris.

There are two main airports in Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (Ory).

Then take the RER to the center of Paris (follow the sign ). The fares to Paris are around 9€.

From Charles de Gaulle airport (north of Paris), there is a stop in Terminal 1 and in Terminal 2.
Get off the RER at "Chatelet-Les Halles" and take the RER line D, to "Gare de Lyon".
You could also take the metro, Line 1 or Line 14 that also get off at the "Gare de Lyon".
Take a TGV to Dijon. The last train from Paris to Dijon leaves Paris Gare de Lyon at 8:23 pm.

From Orly airport (south of Paris), take the shuttle train called "Orlyval" that takes you to the "Antony" stop on the RER B line in 5 minutes.
Take the RER B and get off at "Chatelet-Les Halles".
Take the RER line D, to "Gare de Lyon".
You could also take the metro, Line 1 or Line 14 that also stops at the "Gare de Lyon".
Take a TGV to Dijon (more than 15 every day). The last train from Paris to Dijon leaves Paris Gare de Lyon at 8:23 pm.

Through Lyons (Lyon in French).

The airport in Lyons is called Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS). Take a shuttle bus to the train station "Lyon-Part-Dieu".
Take a train to Dijon (direct trains, more than 10 each day, in less than 2 hours).

Through Basel-Mulhouse Airport.

Basel is at the Swiss border. You might wish to land there.
There is a shuttle bus from the airport to Basel train station (several buses per hour).
There are 2 daily direct trains to Dijon (less than 1h30).
Otherwise, you should first reach Mulhouse (25 minutes, 2 or 3 trains per hour). From Mulhouse, direct trains to Dijon. Total time Basel-Dijon: 2h10 (see SNCF, national train company,

Cheap airfares from Berlin to Paris

Please note that there are very cheap airfares, assuming you book well in advance, from a number of airlines, in particular EasyJet. If you were to book now (beginning of May) the flight from Berlin to Paris would cost 45 euros (= $60).

By train:

From Paris.

Take the TGV directly to Dijon at "Gare de Lyon".
There are around 20 trains a day from Gare the Lyon to Dijon. Trip: 1h40 minutes. Fares are around 60€. If you book in advance, you get cheaper fares, up to 50% discount.
To buy a ticket: . Avoid trains that are called "TER" (from Paris) which are much slower than TGV. The last high-speed (TGV) train from Paris to Dijon leaves Paris Gare de Lyon at 8:23 pm.

interactive RER map

Paris Metro Map (PDF) - Paris Subway network (Metro) with Metro Lines 1 through 14 serving central Paris. Map includes RER A-E trains, plus Tram lines 1, 2, 3.

RER Train Map (PDF) - Regional Express Train network (RER) connecting popular destinations to central Paris.

Compact Paris Metro Map (PDF) - Compact version of Paris Metro map, suitable for high quality 4×6 printing on photo paper. Instructions on printing the Compact Paris Metro Map.

Paris Airport Transportation Map (PDF) - Simplified version of Paris RER/Bus map showing routes connecting Paris to CDG (Roissy-Charles de Gaulle) and ORY (Paris-Orly) Airports.

From Lyons (Lyon).

Direct TGV or TER to Dijon at the "Lyon-Part-Dieu" station. Trip duration: between 1h30 and 2h. To buy a ticket:

By car:

Find Dijon on a map. Drive there.

An infinitely useful site is ViaMichelin. This site will tell you EVERYTHING you need to know, including which sections of the road that have speed traps, how much the tolls are, etc., ad infinitum.

For those of you who will be driving, DO NOT -- repeat DO NOT -- go through Paris, unless for some strange reason you like sitting in traffic jams. Drive around the city on the Ring Road (called the Périphérique). Also avoid this ring road, if at all possible, during rush hour, i.e., between 7-9 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 pm. Take the Autoroute (A6) to "LYON". Drive towards Lyon and get off on the A38 to Dijon. Follow your nose to Dijon from there.

Get out your GPS and come to
47° 18′ 44″ N
5° 03′ 57″ E

These are the coordinates of the Psychology Building :
Pôle AAFE, Esplanade Erasme,
University of Burgundy (in French Université de Bourgogne)
21065 Dijon

map of Dijon (PDF)

Once you've gotten to Dijon:

The conference will be held on the University of Burgundy campus, not far from the center of the city.

The building name is "Pôle AAFE" which is situated on the campus. (Nobody knows what on earth AAFE stands for.)

The conference building can be reached easily from the center of the city and train station. Two options

- Tram : Line T1. Direction Quetigny.
Get off the tram on the campus at the "Erasme" stop. Head down for 250 meters. Our building will be on your left, right after the "Maison de l’Université" building. The tram travels from/to the center of the city. See public transport map of Dijon

- Bus : Line 5.
At the centre of the city, you might wish to take it at the "Darcy" or "De Brosses" or "Grangier" stops, which are in the centre of the city, close to most central hotels. Direction "Université". Get off at the "AgroSup" stop, just in front of the conference venue (Pôle AAFE) (Cross the street in front of the stop, and then cross the parking lot in front of the building).

Last Update September 2nd 2013