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The village of Peyresq is a very picturesque site in the French Alps (Alpes de Haute-Provence) situated about 1.500m above sea level. The village is partly owned and managed by the European Association for Culture and for Artistic and Scientific Humanism Peyresq Foyer d'Humanisme, a Brussels-based philanthropic foundation, which has assigned the village as a location for scientific and cultural meetings.


To get to Peyresq by public transport, the easiest method is to first travel to Nice (air, rail, ship, whatever) and then take the picturesque train, called the "Chemins de Fer de Provence", which goes from Nice through the mountains to Digne. You have to get off in Annot, from where we arrange transport to Peyresq. Note that, in Nice, the train leaves from the "Gare de Provence", which is about 10 minutes walk from the main station, Gare de Nice-Ville. Find here the map for your walk from the Avenue Thiers to the Rue Alfred Binet. In case you do not have the time to take the train from the Gare de Provence in Nice here is the map of the location of the Gare in Lingostière which is just outside Nice. More local travel information can be downloaded here (pdf: 200KB). [Please remember not to get off at a train stop called "Peyresq", because this is in the river valley from where you would have to climb an hour uphill to the village!] By car it takes about 1 1/2 hours from Nice.

This year there is repair work being done on the line of rails and all passengers have to leave the train and take a bus which is provided by the train company between Lingostière and Plan du Var (June 2011, but please check the website just before you are taking the train as it might be changing). As the capacity of this shuttle bus is very limited there will be a bus provided by the summer school for the participants which will pick you all up on 7 September at 13:00h at the SNCF train station Avenue Thiers.

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