Culinary Science for Tastier, Healthier Food - International Summer School Compiègne, France - July 15-25, 2019


Town Hall
Town Hall

Compiègne is an historical city surrounded by the third largest national forest and located along the Oise River. A royal and imperial town, Compiègne was the scene of major events in French history and the city of residence of Kings and Emperors from Louis XV to Napoléon III. The magnificence of the Compiègne  monuments and museums evokes its rich historical past :

  • Imperial Palace and Theater
  • Car museum (first Renaults dating from 1900...)

  • Second Empire museum

  • The Armistice Glade (First World War)

  • Statue of Joan of Arc,....

Compiègne is also a city for horse people and houses one of the National Stub Farm (The Great Stables).

Brochures and tourism maps available here.

Compiegne is a nice town to discover with a lively downtown area with numerous shops and restaurants. This city offers also many advantages :

  • Close to many popular places: Pierrefonds (12 km), Chantilly (36 km),...
  • Free intercity bus transport (Bus network map and timetables available here)
  • 45 minutes train journey to Paris (Gare du Nord)

  • Close to Roissy Charles de Gaulles and Beauvais Tille airports

  • Close to DisneyLand Paris (easly accessible by train and RER)

How to reach Compiègne and the Innovation Center ?

By Train

From Paris-Gare-du-Nord station, take a train bound for Compiègne or bound for Saint-Quentin (check if it stops at Compiègne !) (50 min journey, 15.4 €, information and tickets: here). From Compiègne railway station to the Innovation Center take the Bus Nº 5 (free of charge, bus network map : here) and stop at the G. Denielou bus stop or take a Taxi in front the railway station.

Compiègne station location:

By Air

The closest airport to UTC is Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle international airport (named also Roissy-CDG or Paris-CDG or Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle). From there, you can reach Compiègne by

  • Taxi : contact us for more details (recommended company and prices). The travel takes around 40 minutes.
  • Train : take first the train shuttle RER B from Roissy-CDG to Paris Gare-du-Nord station (30 min journey, 10 €, information here) and then follow the instructions : By Train.

If you land at the Orly airport, take the Orlyval Metro to station Anthony (9.30 €, Information here), then take RER B to Paris-Gare-du-Nord station (Single Metro Ticket: 1.80 €, general information : here) . From Paris-Gare-du-Nord station, follow the instructions : By Train.

By Car

From Paris, take the highway A1 (Direction Lille) and exit at Exit Nº9 (Compiègne Sud). GPS coordinates of the Daniel Thomas Innovation Center : 49°40'14.93'' N/ 2°79'68.30'' E. More detail on the access map here.

International Residence

The International Residence of Compiègne (ILC) is located :

  • at 5 min walking distance from the University of  Technology of Compiègne (Research Center and Innovation Center/Centre de Transfert), 
  • at 5 min walking distance from a commercial area  where you could find all the shops and services you could need during your stay : supermarket (Intermarché), drugstore, medical practice, post office, cash machine,....
  • at 100 meters from bus stop (free intercity bus network).

The residence ILC offers lodgings in a secure area. The mini studio has equipped kitchens (table & kitchen ware, electrical appliances: microwave oven, heating plates, fridge, coffee maker....), functional and contemporary design furniture, TV...  Bedlinen, towels are provided. Services : 24/7 personalised welcome, flexible cleaning service, Internet connection, photocopier,...

More information : https://www.ilc.fr/index-en.html