Euro-Par 2007 conference will be held on August 27-31 at the IRISA laboratory which is located on the campus of Beaulieu "Campus de Beaulieu" in Rennes, Brittany (France).

Access to the conference venue is explained here.

  © Office de Tourisme de Rennes Métropole 

  © Office de Tourisme de Rennes Métropole


Brittany is a large peninsula "on the edge of the world" as people used to say, in the northwest of France, lying between the English Channel to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. Brittany is one of France's most rugged regions with hundreds of bays, inlets and islands. It is said that Brittany is a fascinating mix of spectacular coastline known as the "Emerald coast", ancient beautiful towns, historic fishing villages, magical islands and inland woods.


Brittany is one of the six Celtic Nations and used to be a Celtic duchy for more than one thousand years before its annexation to France in 1532. It is a fascinating land rich in culture, tradition and history with a strong regional identity that has been forming during centuries of relative isolation. Brittany is a region proud of its roots and has successfully retained its customs and traditions.


Surprisingly for a people with strong individualistic tendencies, Brittany doesn't have its own distinctive style of cooking. The only true Breton specialities are pancakes (crêpes, which usually have a sweet filling, and galettes, which tend to have a savoury filling) and cotriade, a fish stew traditionally made from conger eel and the remains of the catch. Generally, Breton cuisine is simple, with little use of sauces, and features much fish and seafood.

More information about tourisme in Brittany:



Rennes is the capital of Brittany and is ideally situated at the heart of a dual carriageway network linking Brittany to Paris and Normandy and to the areas south of the Loire divide. The city of Rennes is very pleasant with its parks and gardens and the delightful old town with its faithfully restored streets and squares, colourful traditional timber-framed houses and outstanding buildings by famous architects.  A visit to the Musée de Bretagne is recommended to discover what life in Brittany was like in ancient times as well as the present day - there's also a fine art museum in the same building. You'll find a great choice of restaurants, bars and pavement cafés in the old town and one of the largest markets in France is held on Saturday mornings. There you can find all kinds of French delicacies such as cheese, sea food, crêpes and galettes and everything else from flowers to fresh meet.

  © D. Gouray/Ville de Rennes



Further information about Rennes:

Rennes tourist office web site (getting around, eating out, etc.)
Star - public transportation service (only in French)
Bus & subway timetables
Bus & subway line maps
Journey Planner

Map of Rennes
(Map source City of Rennes - Fond de plan source Ville de Rennes)

Rennes is less than 100 km away from the northern coast and its two most impressive attractions: Saint-Malo, a walled charming corsair city and Mont Saint-Michel, the impressive "Wonder of the Western World" forming a tower in the heart of an immense bay invaded by the highest tides in Europe. The conference banquet will take place in Mont Saint-Michel on Thursday evening.
You can read more about it here.