University of Bordeaux 1

Situated in the Bordeaux town of Talence, on one of the largest university domains in Europe (245 hectares), University of Bordeaux 1 is solidly implanted in a region recognised worldwide for its wine, its forest, its quality of life, its potential for high standard research in partnership with the industrial fabric (aeronautic and aerospatial, wood, composite materials, energy, microelectronics, chemistry). University of Bordeaux 1 assembles, in all its components, almost 11500 students who dedicate their efforts to the great domains of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biological Science and Marine and Earth Science.


The symposium takes place at the LaBRI (Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique). You can reach the LaBRI by taxi, city bus, city tram, or by car.


The region of Bordeaux is naturally famous around the world, thanks to his vineyard, but the city itself offers a big interest, alliance of history and modernity. Information about Bordeaux in general is provided at the Bordeaux Tourist Office.


In Gironde, the Atlantic Ocean encounters the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. On this land, where the Bordeaux vineyard has been blossoming for centuries, the architecture shows signs of a prestigious past and today alternates with nature waiting to be discovered. The way of life in the South West is a combination of festivities, tradition and gastronomy in a land of contrast and cultures.

A region of wine

Bordeaux has always been associated with the exceptional quality of its wines by wine lovers from around the world. Its reputation is based on the prestigious red wines from Médoc, Saint-Emilion or Pessac-Léognan, and the sweet white wines from Sauternes. Bordeaux is the second largest wine region in the world, with over 284320 acres under vine, 57 appellations, 9000 wine-producing châteaux, and 13000 grape growers.

Atlantic coast

The Gironde includes 180 kilometres of beaches, with surf possibilities in exceptional spots. Along the coast some famous places are situated, as the Dune du Pyla, the highest sand dune of Europe (107 m), or the city of Arcachon.

Reaching Bordeaux

You can best reach Bordeaux by plane. Visit the website of the Bordeaux airport. There, you can find a list of airlines operating from Bordeaux and a description of how to get from the airport to the city of Bordeaux by car, taxi or bus. You can also go by train, but this means that you probably have to go via Paris and take a train from there, which will take about three hours to get to Bordeaux. See the TGV Europe website for tickets and timetables.