The workshop will take place at the Domaine du Lazaret in the city of Sète, 40 km from Montpellier. We have a contingent of rooms for 140 participants. The domain features a pleasant pine-tree park with direct access to the beach, and a stunning view of the mediterranean sea from the restaurant terrasse.

Domaine du Lazaret
La Corniche, 223 Rue Pasteur Benoît
34200 Sète, France

coordinates: 43°23'40.0"N, 3°40'26.6"E

The venue is accessible by a public bus service from the Sète train station 4 km away: bus line 3, stop at "plan de la Corniche" (hours here : The domaine is 5 min walk (350m) away from the bus stop.

How to get to Sète

By train

Sète train station - accessible from Montpellier (20 minutes), Paris, Barcelona, Toulouse, Marseille, Lyon (hours available here :


There are 2 train stations in Montpellier: "Montpellier Sud de France" and "Montpellier St Roch" (city center).
Most trains to Sète depart from Montpellier St Roch.
The connection between the two Montpellier stations (shuttle bus + tram) takes about 40 minutes.

By car

A9 motorway : from East > Sète exit (33), from West > Agde exit (34), and private and secure parking at the Domaine du Lazaret.

By plane

Closest airports are Montpellier (shuttle bus + tram + 20 min train from Montpellier Saint-Roch) and Béziers (shuttle bus to Adge, then train or bus from Adge to Sète).

If you land in Paris or Barcelona we recommand that you take a train to Sète rather than a connecting flight to Montpellier airport.

Note that US-based participants can request travel support from CIG.

The city of Sète and the Thau archipelago

The city of Sète, known as the Venice of Languedoc is a port and a seaside resort on the Mediterranean, and the home town of singer Georges Brassens. The nearby lagoon (étang) of Thau is famous for its oysters.