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Important information: strike action during April 2018

Planned strike action by transport workers in France will take place before, during, and after the 41st New Phytologist Symposium. This is likely to affect your travel to and from the Symposium. We strongly advise that you check the two websites below for up to date information on the planned strikes:


About Nancy

Nancy is famous around the world for its group of architectural masterpieces inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List (Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d’Alliance) and for the Art Nouveau movement that flourished in Nancy (School of Nancy) and across Europe from the late 19th century. There is also a tradition of research and training in Wood Sciences, Agronomy, and in Engineering Sciences in Nancy.

Where is Nancy?

Nancy is one of the principal cities in the Lorraine region, in the North East of France. The city is easily reached from Paris (TGV, 90 min), from Luxembourg (Regional Train, 60 min), from Strasbourg (regional train, 60 min), and from Basel (120 min), which gives access to several international airports.

Coming to Nancy

By plane

Charles De Gaulle International Airport, Paris

330 km to the west of Nancy.

By car: access by the A4 motorway or N4

There are two options for travelling from CDG to Nancy by train:

  1. Take a TGV train from Aéroport CGD – TGV station (at the airport, in Terminal 2) to Lorraine TGV station (Louvigny). Duration: 1:20. Websites: or (in English). Then continue with a bus shuttle to Nancy Centre (railway station) for €10 per trip, if not included in your train ticket (timetable on the TER website:
  2. Take a Suburban train (RER B) from CDG airport to Paris Gare du Nord, then take the subway (line 4 or 5) from Gare du Nord to Paris Gare de l'Est ( or walk (5 to 10 min). Take a TGV train from Paris Gare de l'Est to Nancy Centre (railway station, duration: 1:30).

Luxemburg International Airport, Luxemburg City

145 km to the north of Nancy

By car: access by the A31 motorway

By train from / to Nancy: take a bus (lines 16 and 9) between Luxembourg airport and Luxembourg Railway Station and take a train to Nancy Centre. Further information at


Metz – Nancy Lorraine Regional Airport

45 km north of Nancy on the A31 motorway.

Flights from and to different French cities (Lyon, Nantes, Nice, Marseille) and connections to Brussels, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Prague, Rome, Vienna, etc.

A shuttle bus runs to and from Nancy for €8 per trip (timetable on the airport website).

By train

Gare Lorraine TGV (Louvigny)

Route Départementale 910
57420 Louvigny

The station is 35 km north of Nancy on the A31 motorway.

Trains from and to different French cities and locations (Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes, Strasbourg, Rennes, Mulhouse, Marne?la?Vallée, Charles De Gaulle Airport, etc.).

To see all the TGV connections, check Europe by train:


Nancy Centre Railway Station

3, Place Thiers
54000 Nancy

The station is in the city centre, 5 minutes on foot from Place Stanislas.

Trains from and to different French cities (Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon, Dijon, etc.) and European cities (Luxemburg, connections to Brussels, Stuttgart, London, etc.).


By car

  • From Paris or Strasbourg: take the A4 motorway or N4.
  • From Brussels, Luxembourg and Dijon: take the A31 motorway


Nancy - Paris: 355 km (195 miles)

Nancy - Strasbourg: 155 km (100 miles)

Nancy - Luxembourg: 145 km (70 miles)

Nancy - Brussels: 330 km (205 miles)