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Practical Infos

The 2022 Platform Meeting will be held in Espace Encan, Quai Louis Prunier - 17033, La Rochelle, on March 22nd - 23th.
The Encan site is located close to the historic center, near the old harbourg, called now the "bassin des grands yachts". It was built on the old fish market, place of memory of Rochelaise fishing. The Encan center, now called "La Rochelle Congrès" has adopted an environ

How to get there

Quai Louis Prunier, 17000 La Rochelle

Enclosed parking, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.: 410 spaces
Pricing from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

La Rochelle-Ile de Ré Airport

+33 (0)5 46 42 30 26

There are a dozen direct lines including Paris, Lyon, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Porto, Southampton, Bristol, Bruxelles,,Southampton, Est Midlands, Geneve, Leeds, Dublin and Edinburgh. It also serves a number of European destinations (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Munich, Madrid, Bologna, etc.).

You can also fly to Bordeaux (Merignac) or Nantes et rent a car to La Rochelle

  • 6 TGV per day Paris - La Rochelle , in 3h15min
  • 1 train per day La Rochelle - Marseille,
  • 12 trains per day La Rochelle - Paris
  • Over 100 trains leave La Rochelle station all through the year for destinations such as Poitiers, Bordeaux, Nantes, Paris and Toulouse.


+33 9 70 60 99 70

Line n ° 7: Airport-Place Verdun (all lines connections). Monday to Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Departure every 30 minutes.

ILLICO line: Place Verdun - Les Minimes.
Serves the train station, the Espace Encan and the Forum des Pertuis from 5.30am to 9.45pm, Monday to Saturday.
Departure every 15 minutes.
Price per trip and per person: € 1.30 incl.


Accommodation: rooms have been pre-booked at the following hotel:

Résidence Lagrange l'Escale Marine *** à La Rochelle
Adresse : 36 Avenue Amerigo Vespucci, 17000 La Rochelle
+33 5 46 27 73 54
Contact :,logements-charente-maritime-vendee,la-rochelle-ROCHEL-L-CITY-residence.html#residence

  • Price for Platform Meeting participants : 63 euros per night per person (studio apartment, double bed, kitchenette), including breakfast and accommodation tax. Additional fees may be applied should you book your room through a travel agency.
  • How to book your room : kindly contact directly the hotel, mentioning that you are a Platform meeting participant. In case you are booking your travel through an agency, the agency should also mention to the hotel that you are coming for the Platform meeting. A 30% non-refundable advance payment will be reclaimed by the hotel.
  • Please note that 30 rooms have been prebooked and that rates may increase as the event gets closer. Modification of the reservation will be possible until 8 days before the event. We remain at your disposal should you face any issues regarding accommodation.
  • Access : the hotel is located 300m (4 minutes’ walk) away from the Platform Meeting venue (Espace ENCAN)

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