Travel Information and Contact During the Workshop

2001 Advanced Research Workshop
Future Trends in Microelectronics: The Nano, the Giga, the Ultra, and the Bio
June 23-27:  Corsica,  France
Travel Information

Hotel: The Workshop will take place in the "U Libecciu" hotel in Pianottoli-Caldarello, which is a village not far from Bonifacio and the Figari airport, in the south of Corsica.  All rooms are air conditioned, most have a nice view, there are several family suites.  The beach (good sand) is on the territory, there  is also a pool, a couple of nice terraces for meals, etc.   Sailboats, pedal boats, bycicles, windsurfers available for free for hotel guests.  Two tennis courts.  Pleasant and eager management, very accommodating.

Arrival Day:  since Corsica is so beautiful (and not so easy to reach) we propose to give attendees a chance to do more sightseeing than usual. As a result, we have reserved hotel rooms for a full week: June 21-28, with arrival and departure on Saturday June 21st. On Sunday, June 22nd, we will organize a full-day trip (sea and mountains).  If you are arriving on Saturday, June 21 and are interested in the Sunday excursion, but have not preregistered -- please do so by e-mail to, as we will need an approximate head count. The conference will begin on Monday, June 23rd as usual (so Sunday night arrival is also possible).

Departure Day:   the Workshop ends on Friday, June 27.  Departure will be Saturday morning, June 28.

Air:  the Figari airport (airport code FSC) is only 15 km away and is served by several daily non-stop flights from Nice and Marseille and one from Lyon (see below). The hotel will pick up all guests at Figari regardless of arrival time. There is a bigger but somewhat less convenient (two-hour drive away) airport at Ajaccio (airport code AJA) with non-stop service to London and Amsterdam, as well as Nice, Marseille, Lyon, and Paris (Orly airport, so Charles de Gaulle-Orly transfer is required; Air France runs a shuttle between the two airports).  Our scouts flew in via Nice to Figari, it was not too bad.

Auto/Ferry:  There are many overnight ferries to Corsica, to Ajaccio, Propriano, and Porto Vecchio from Marseille, Toulon, Nice, and Genova (for schedules, see ferry company sites and
Map:  For those who drive from Ajaccio or Figari airports, download a map in jpg (626 Kb, large but detailed)

Contact during the Workshop

Dedicated phone/fax lines and e-mail will be set up to simplify contact between attendees and their home institutions.  Attendees will have a chance to check e-mail remotely via the Web.

In addition, during the workshop e-mail to attendees can be sent to either of the or addresses (please specify the addressee in the "SUBJECT" line) -- these e-mails will be checked regularly by workshop staff.

Faxes to attendees (24 hours a day) can be sent to

The workshop can be reached during working hours at either of the two numbers:

Outside working hours, attendees' rooms can be reached via the main number of the "U Libecciu" hotel:

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