15th TAROT Summer School 2019 on Software Testing, Verification & Validation – Clermont-Ferrand, France July 1-5th, 2019


The Summer School will be organized by University Clermont Auvergne and will be held in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

The School sessions will take place in the University campus next to the LIMOS laboratory, very close to the city center.


School Venue (near the LIMOS Laboratory, ISIMA)


How to travel to Aubière, Clermont-Ferrand

By air

Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport (IATA: CFE) is located 7km east of the city centre and is served by a number of airlines, including Air France. There is a railway station (station name: Aulnat Aéroport) outside the airport. You can also reach the city centre by bus (walk to the "Airport" bus stop located 3 minutes from the airport terminal, take bus number 20 (final destination: Gerzat Champfleuri), get off at Musée d'Art Roger Quilliot​, then take the tram (line A) to Pardieu Gare and get off at the Jaude stop).

Isilines [4] operates a daily coach service (journey time: 3 hr 40 min) from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport (IATA: LYS).

By train

Clermont-Ferrand's railway station is located just on the eastern edge of the centre ville (city centre) on l'Avenue de l'Union Sovietique. Trains leave every couple of hours to and from Paris through out the day 5:00 - 20:00. The ride takes three and a half hours, and makes four stops along the way.

If you are travelling within the Auvergne region (such as to Vichy, Le Puy en Velay), there is a special ticket (Forfait Vacances) [5] which gives you unlimited travel on TER regional trains during school holidays for 1-5 people travelling together at a total price of €30.

By bus

Clermont-Ferrand also has a bus station. The Gare Routiere is located at in the parking lot across from the Casino supermarket where Boulevard Francois Mitterrand splits into Boulevard Pasteur and Boulevard Charles de Gaulle, two main blocks south of Place de Jaude. The company Eurolines departs and arrives from here. The ticket office is located on the East side of Blvd Ch de Gaulle, about the height of rue de Gravenoire, in a lo-rise structure.

Isilines and Eurolines operate coach services from Clermont-Ferrand to a number of cities, including Lyon city centre (journey time: 3 hr) and Bordeaux (journey time: 6.5 hr).

European route E70 runs through Clermont, so you are well-advised to look for bus tickets to Irun and Turin here. Bus travel can be significantly less expensive than SNCF if you need to pay full fare.

By road

Clermont-Ferrand is also at the intersection of the A-71 and A-75 highways. Remember, gas is at least twice as expensive in France as it is in the United States, and lots of highways are toll roads. With the exception of the Millau viaduct, the A75 is free and allows you to come from the South (Montpellier, Toulouse, Perpignan, ...).

About Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand sits on the plain of Limagne in the Massif Central and is surrounded by a major industrial area. The city is famous for the chain of volcanoes, the Chaîne des Puys surrounding it. The famous dormant volcano Puy de Dôme (10 kilometres (6 miles) from the city) is one of the highest of these and well known for the telecommunication antennas that sit on its top and are visible from far away.


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