Venue, Travel and Accommodations


The workshop will be held at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT) at University Paul Sabatier (UPS). Housing is available near the institute and in downtown Toulouse (with accessible public transportation).

Here is a map of the university and its relationship to Toulouse.

Here is a map that shows the location of IRIT within the university.

Click here for information about travel between the airport, downtown, and the workshop location.

Click here for information about travel between downtown and the university by bus.

For driving directions, you can use


Toulouse is a major tourist destination, so it's good to book a hotel as soon as possible. There are several hotels near Wilson Square ("Place Wilson"), which is a good location for MMUA 2006 attendees, since a private bus will go between there and the workshop location. It is also a good location for seeing Toulouse.

Click here for a list of hotels in the Wilson Square area.

Transportation from hotels to the workshop: On Thursday and Friday mornings, a private bus (from the Teste company) will transport MMUA attendees to the workshop location. The bus will depart at 8:15am from the the Virgin store at the corner of Lafayette and Alsace-Loraine, near "Place Wilson". The bus will leave at 8:15am sharp, so please be there a few minutes early!


Dinner Cruise on the Garonne River

On Thursday evening there will be a special workshop dinner cruise event. The schedule for this is as follows:


Bus departure from the University Paul Sabatier (IRIT)


Arrival downtown to Quai de la Daurade (see map). Going aboard the cruiseboat Le Capitole for a discovery cruise on the Garonne.


Departure for a three-hour cruise. A cocktail and a buffet will be served on board. (Dress warmly - that evening might be cool on the promenade deck).


The boat returns to Quai de la Daurade, a ten-minute walk to Place Wilson.


Travel information

Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

Shuttle bus to/from airport

Train station (downtown)

Bus and metro info (in French only)

University map


Toulouse Links (more to come)

Where is Toulouse?

Toulouse Tourist Office