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The Second International Conference on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of Service

CTRQ 2009

July 20-25, 2009 - Colmar, France

Hotels and Travel


The conference will take place at Université de Haute Alsace, Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Colmar. The address is 34, Grillenbreit Street, 68008 Colmar.


Colmar is a lovely town in the eastern part of France, near the German and Swiss border. Capital of Alsatian wines, Colmar is also the birthplace of the sculptor Bartholi who created the Statue of Liberty in New-York. The old "quartier des Tanneurs" (Tanners district) and the fishmarket dating back to the 17th century open onto what is known as the "Petite Venise" (Little Venise). These parts of the town are perfect illustrations of renovation in the typical Alsatian style. In Colmar, the weather is usually very pleasant.

All hotels and the conference location at the University of Haute Alsace (34 rue du Grillenbreit) are located at a walkable distance. See the map of Colmar.

For additional information, see the Colmar Tourism Office site.


Here is a list of hotels that are within walking distance from the conference location. The conference will be held at the IUT-Colmar.

Hotel Ibis
10, rue Saint Eloi 68000 Colmar

Hôtel Saint-Martin
38, Grand-Rue 68000 Colmar

Hotel Mercure - Champ de Mars
2, avenue de la Marne 68008 Colmar

Hotel Mercure - Unterlinden
15, rue Golbery 68008 Colmar

or via the Tourism Office of Colmar


Step 1

We expect that most attendees will arrive by airplane to either Strasbourg (SXB) or Paris (CDG). Strasbourg (SXB) is the major airport closest to Colmar.

Step 2

From Strasbourg airport (SXB) to Colmar (60 kms/40 miles):

By train:
Every 15 min, there is a train/shuttle between Strasbourg airport and Strasbourg railway station ("Gare Centrale"). Regular trains are departing from Strasbourg railway station to Colmar (price : 10 euro). See TGV to book tickets or just check schedule. For more trains, you can also see SNCF.

By car:
Colmar is also connected to the European motorway network and can be easily reached by car from Strasbourg airport (A 35).

From Paris airport (CDG) to Colmar by TGV

There are regular TGV trains depart from AEROPORT CDG 2 TGV or from PARIS downtown (Gare de l'Est) to Colmar. See TGV to book tickets or just check schedule.

Current departure/arrival hours are as follows:

Paris CDG to Colmar (change of train at Strasbourg Station)

Departure 7:46     Arrival 11:22
Departure 12:54   Arrival 15:56
Departure 19:53   Arrival 23:23

Colmar to Paris CDG (change of train at Strasbourg Station)

Departure 5:28     Arrival 8:43
Departure 11:02   Arrival 14:37

Step 3

Once you are at the Colmar railway station, you can take a taxi to your hotel or to the conference location. This is roughly a 10 minutes ride.


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