Logistics and Venue


The symposium will take place in the City of Toulouse, France just prior to the 8th edition of the EuroScience Open Forum. The city of Toulouse is also the place of Mercator Ocean, member of the GEO Blue Planet Initiative and entrusted by the European Commission to operate the EU Copernicus Marine Service.  This makes the city an ideal location for the first GEO Blue Planet Symposium in Europe.

About ESOF Toulouse 2018

The biennal European event, EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) will take place in Toulouse, France, “European City of Science” from 9 to 14 July 2018. “Sharing science: towards new horizons” will be the motto of this ESOF 2018 edition, a 6-in-1 event including various sections “Science”, “Science policy”, “Science to Business”, “Careers” and “Media & Science Communication” and a “Science in the City” programme dedicated to the general public. A series of themes covering all fields of science and their relations with society are covered by this multidisciplinary event through conferences, exhibitions and satellite events.


The 4th GEO Blue Planet Symposium will be hosted at the Convention Centre Pierre Baudis in Toulouse, France.


Getting to Toulouse

By Plane

Toulouse Blagnac International Airport is located 15 minutes from city centre.

By Train

The SNFC Toulouse Matabiau station is 5 hours and 30 min from Paris by high-speed train, 2 hours from Montpellier, and 2 hours from Bordeaux.

By Bus

Lines 16 – 31 – 45 – 63 will take you to the Centre.

By Metro

The line B stop, Compans Caffarelli, is located 1 minute by foot from the Centre. The metro operates from Sunday to Thursday from 5:15 a.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday until 2:00 a.m.

By Tram

Get on at the Palais de Justice stop, then on line B, stop at Compans Caffarelli. For more information, go to www.tisseo.fr/


Direct access to the Q-Park with 1000 private places.


The hotel park of the Toulouse urban area includes 174 hotels (8,600 rooms), and 3,449 beds in apartments.

So Toulouse – Tourism Office