How to get there?

BIS 2016 will open:

Wednesday, January 20, from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Thursday, January 21, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

On site:

- Coat check for guests (2 €)

- Concessions

- Bank machines

- Wifi connection


Access for persons with reduced mobility

French Sign Language interpreters


La Cité Nantes Events Center
5 rue de Valmy, 44000 NANTES
02 51 88 20 00



Numerous daily high-speed TGV train connections with Paris (2 hour-journey), Roissy-CDG (3 hrs), Lille (4 hrs), Lyons (5 hrs), Reims (4 hrs), Marseille (6 hrs 30), Strasbourg (5 hrs 20), Lorraine TGV (4 hrs), Valence (5 hrs 15), Tours (1 hr 40), Bordeaux (4 hrs).

The railway station is located within walking distance from La Cité Nantes Events Center: 5 minutes’ walk from the SOUTH exit.

Take advantage of the 20% discount on your return train journey to BIS. sncf

To obtain your discount voucher (to be produced when buying your ticket), please send a stamped envelope with your name and address to: Comité d'organisation des BIS - Billet Congrès SNCF - BP 41805 - 44018 Nantes Cedex 1

For further enquiries on trains, consult:


Nantes Atlantique International airport offers a large number of regular flights to regional and European capital cities. For example, in January, you have direct flights to Nantes from Amsterdam, Basel, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Brest, Brussels, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Lille, London, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nice, Paris CDG, Paris Orly, Strasbourg and Toulouse.

20 minute Tan-Air shuttle ride between the airport and La Cité Nantes Events Center.

For further enquiries on flights, consult: , ,


Air France and KLM Global Meetings discounts.

Attractive discounts on a wide range of fares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide.
Event ID Code to keep for the booking: 26716AF

More details here




GPS Data:


  • Latitude : 47.2133753
  • Longitude : -1.5442669999999907

La Cité Nantes Events Center: road signs all over Nantes.

From the ringroad, take “Nantes centre” direction and follow the signs for “Cité des Congrès”. For further details, consult the map.


Motorways Nantes/Paris, Nantes/Poitiers/Bordeaux  Dual carriageways Nantes/Brest, Nantes/Rennes/Caen

For your information: Rennes 110 km, Le Mans 180 km, Tours 190 km, Poitiers 210 km, Caen 290 km, Brest 300 km, Bordeaux 320 km, Paris 400 km, Clermont-Ferrand 490 km, Toulouse 540 km, Lille 580 km, Lyon 590 km.


By bus

Travel by bus from Paris (length of journey: 5 hours 45 minutes), Lyon (10 hours 30 minutes), Rennes (2 hours), La Rochelle (2 hours)...

Arrival locations:

- SNCF train station, 5 minutes on foot from the Events Center. GARE SUD exit.

- Bus station, 7 minutes on foot from the Events Center. (ouibus)


Parking facilities around La Cité Nantes Events Center:

Download here a map and a list of all car parks around La Cité Nantes Events Center.
Tip: with you know in real time how many parking spaces are available in Nantes car parks.
Application also available on :

Public transport

  • Tramway line 1 : « Duchesse Anne Château » stop
  • Busway line 4 : « Cité internationale des Congrès » stop
  • Bus 24-56 : « Lieu Unique » stop

Nantes bus and tram maps and timings:


  • Ouest Taxi : 02 40 29 39 49
  • Allo 44 taxis : ou