Directions to ICARE Data and Services Center

Location

AERIS/ICARE is on the University of Lille campus (Cité Scientifique) in Villeneuve d'Ascq (France), in building M3-extension, a 2-story building on concrete piles. It's a 8-minute walk from either the "Cite Scientifique Professeur Gabillard" Metro station or from the "4 Cantons - Grand Stade" Metro station (terminus of the line).

Getting to "Cite Scientifique Professeur Gabillard" Metro station from Lille train station


There are 2 train stations downtown.
From Lille-Europe train station (about 20 min.):
  • Take the subway line 2 towards Saint Philibert (line n° 2)
  • At "Gare Lille-Flandres" change to line 1 towards 4 Cantons Grand Stade
  • Get off at "Cite Scientifique Professeur Gabillard"
From Lille-Flandres train station (about 15 min.):
  • Take the subway line 1 towards 4 Cantons Grand Stade
  • Get off at "Cite Scientifique Professeur Gabillard"

For subway information, visit http://www.transpole.fr

Getting to Lille by plane and by train


By plane
From Paris/Charles de Gaulle international airport, a 50-minute ride with the High Speed Train (TGV) will take you to Lille-Europe or Lille-Flandres train station.
From Lille/Lesquin international airport, take the shuttle bus to Lille Europe train station and then take the subway to Lille 1 campus or take a taxi from the airport directly to Lille 1 campus (10 km).
From Brussels/Zaventem international airport, there is a 20-minute ride to Brussels Midi train station and then 40-minute ride to reach Lille with the high-speed train ("Thalys" or "Eurostar" heading for London).

By train
There are 2 train stations downtown, Lille-Flandres and Lille-Europe. Travel time by TGV (high speed train):
  • Paris - Lille: 50 minutes
  • Bruxelles - Lille: 38 minutes
  • Londres - Lille: 2 hours

For train fare and schedule, visit   http://www.sncf.com

Getting to University of Lille by car

From Paris, take highway A1 towards Lille, then E42 towards Bruxelles/Gand/Roubaix/Villeneuve d'Ascq. Exit at Cité Scientifique - 4 Cantons (exit 2b).
From Brussels, take highway E19 to Paris (Parijs), then E429/E42 towards Lille (Rijsel), then A22 towards Gand/Tourcoing/Roubaix/Villeneuve d'Ascq. Exit at Cité Scientifique / 4 Cantons (exit 2b).
From Gand, take highway E17 towards Kortrijk, then A22 towards Lille. Follow directions to A23/Valenciennes/Villeneuve d'Ascq, then Villeneuve d'Ascq - Autres Quartiers. Exit at Cité Scientifique - 4 Cantons (exit 2b).
From Calais, take highway A26 towards St-Omer, and transfer to highway A1 towards Lille. Follow direction to Villeneuve d'Ascq and Gand. Exit at Cité Scientifique.

After exiting the highway:
The University campus is across the traffic light. Drive straight ahead to the roundabout (next to the "4 Cantons - Grand Stade" Metro station) and turn left into Paul Langevin Avenue. After 850m, turn right on Carl Gauss Avenue and enter the parking lot located immediately to the right.

Plan d'acces de LILLE1