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11th European Symposium on
Martensitic Transformations

August 27 - 31, 2018
Metz, France
News & Events

  • First flyer: October 2017
  • Start on-ligne abstract submission:
    October 24, 2017
  • Abstract submission extended:
    March 16, 2018
  • Plenary speakers confirmed:
    May 7, 2018
  • Abstract acceptance extended:
    April 25, 2018
  • Invited speakers confirmed:
    July 17, 2018
  • Scientific program:
    June 15, 2018
  • Open registration and payment:
    May 15, 2018
  • Extended abstract submission:
    Deadline extended: July 13, 2018
  • Conference excursion:
    July 2018
  • Extended abstract review:
    Deadline extended: July 15, 2018
  • Accompanying program: August 2018
  • Program: Spring 2018

Venue and Housing
Venue to Metz

International airports:

Paris: 330 km from Metz
Frankfurt: 237 km from Metz
Frankfurt-Hahn: 190 km or 2 hours 10 minutes from Metz
Sarrebrück: 69 km or 55 minutes from Metz
Strasbourg: 178 km or 1 hour 55 minutes from Metz
Zweibrücken: 110 km or 1 hour 20 minutes from Metz

Domestic flights:
Metz-Nancy-Lorraine: 30 km or 25 minutes from Metz
Luxembourg: 79 km or 1 hour from Metz

By train:
  • 1h30 from Paris by high speed train (TGV)
  • 40 minutes from Luxembourg
  • 4h30 from Frankfurt
By car:

Highway E50-A4 (Paris / Strasbourg)
and E21-A31 (Luxembourg / Lyon) Exit 32 "Metz Centre".

How to get from Paris Airport Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Metz?

There are two ways:

1. There is fast train (TGV) from Paris to the 'Lorraine TGV' train station, which is still 25 km from Metz. If it is a direct train then it makes the 340 km in about 1H10 min. For each train arriving to this station, there is a bus which takes you to the railway station of Metz, in about 30 min. The price of this bus trip might be already included in your train ticket, so show your train ticket to the bus driver. It might be not, then the price of the bus will be about 7 €. Arriving to the railway station of Metz with the bus, you are almost in the center of the city. You can walk to your hotel if you do not have heavy luggages.

2. You can arrive to Metz railway station from Paris by fast train (TGV) directly if you take the TGV from the 'Gare de l'Est' of Paris. This railway station is not near to the CDG airport but you can reach it from CDG in about 1H in the following way:
Arriving to CDG, you look for the metro 'RER' and take the line B up to the 'Gare de Nord'. It takes about 30-40 min to get there. From there you either walk to the 'Gare de l'Est' (it is indicated and only 5 min walk but you have to come up to the surface and find it), or you take the metro line 4 for only one stop. If you manage all this, the TGV will take you to Metz in only 1H20 min.

Suggested Hotels
La citadelle ****
5 Avenue Ney F-57000 Metz
Phone: +33 (0)3 87 17 17 17
Regular price (€/night): single room: 135 ; double room: 145
Tourist taxe (€/night): 1.87
Number of rooms: 50
Distance Conference (km): 2.4
Distance to station (km): 0.8
Hôtel Novotel Metz Centre ****
Place des Paraiges, Centre Saint Jacques F-57000 Metz
Phone: +33 (0)3 87 37 38 39
Indicative price (€/night): single room: 102 ; double room: 112
Tourist taxe (€/night): 1.87
Number of rooms: 50
Distance Conference (km): 1.8
Distance to station (km): 1
Mercure Metz Centre ***
29 Place Saint Thiebault F-57000 Metz
Phone: +33 (0)3 87 38 50 50
Indicative price (€/night): single room: 110 ; double room: 120
Tourist taxe (€/night): 1.87
Number of rooms: 50
Distance Conference (km): 2.9
Distance to station (km): 0.3
IBIS Styles Metz Centre Gare ***
23 Avenue Foch F-57000 Metz
Phone: +33 (0)3 87 66 81 11
Indicative price (€/night): single room: 70 ; double room: 80
Tourist taxe (€/night): 1.21
Number of rooms: 40
Distance Conference (km): 4.3
Distance to station (km): 0.3
Hôtel Kyriad Metz Centre ***
8 Rue du Père Potot F-57000 Metz
Phone: +33 (0)3 87 36 55 56
Indicative price (€/night): single room: 79 ; double room: 85
Tourist taxe (€/night): 1.21
Number of rooms: 40
Distance Conference (km): 2.4
Distance to station (km): 0.5
Cecil' Hôtel ***
14 rue Pasteur - F-57000 METZ
Phone: +33 (0)3 87 66 66 13
Indicative price (€/night): single room: 63 ; double room: 69
Tourist taxe (€/night): 1.21
Number of rooms: 25
Distance Conference (km): 2.9
Distance to station (km): 0.4
Hotel moderne Metz **
1 Rue Lafayette - F-57000 METZ
Phone: +33 (0)3 87 66 57 33
Indicative price (€/night): 55
Tourist taxe (€/night): 0.99
Number of rooms: 41
Distance Conference (km): 2.4
Distance to station (km): 0.1


Since early ages, Metz has been one of the largest town in Eastern France, a large Roman centre, and an independent city during the Middle Ages; capital of Austrasia for 300 years. Metz, called city of light, resounds with ancient history. Cultures and civilisations left their successive imprints in the golden stone from Jaumont. Metz is also a city of gardens and water with 4.5 km2 of public parks.

The city of Metz - where the poet Paul Verlaine was born - takes legitimate pride in its brilliant past, with unique illustrations of French, Germanic and Italian architecture to be discovered between the sides of river Moselle and Colline Sainte-Croix or between Place Saint-Louis and the German Gate...

Metz has so much to offer with its wealth of monuments dating back to Roman, medieval, Renaissance, classical times. The city and its suburbs (total population: 230,000) has preserved a remarkable balance between extensive parks and gardens, lively business and trade activities and a buoyant cultural life.

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