AOSD 2010, Rennes / Saint Malo
Venue information
In 2010, the AOSD conference will be held in Rennes and Saint-Malo, France.

Rennes is the capital of Brittany and, together with Lannion and Saint-Malo, is part of what is known as the French “Telecom-Valley”, since most of the major players of the country’s telecommunications industry have a site in this region (e.g., Alcatel, France-Télécom, Thomson) and it hosts 40% of France's telecom sector public research. Rennes is in the heart of an area that hosts 1,200 high-tech companies, and local companies offer a full range of skills in this industrial sector i.e. components, networks, software engineering, digital imaging, sound techniques, MDE. Rennes is easily accessed by plane or by train from Paris and Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.

Video about the history of Saint-Malo (in French)

Saint-Malo is a corsair (a corsair is a kind of official “pirate”, hired by the king) city located on the north coast of Brittany, close to the Mont Saint-Michel and to Rennes. Every street corner, every shore recalls the city's legendary past, along the innumerable walks and seafront promenades. Saint Malo is accessed by train from Paris or Rennes. Its outstanding landscapes and rich historical heritage make Saint Malo a unique destination. With its 52,000 inhabitants, this city offers a varied and healthy economic activity. Its international trade port, travelers port, fishing port and sailing port add up to an economic activity definitely open to the world.

The official site of the city provides a number of informations and panoramic views. The area offers a number of places for tourism. The website of the tourism board collects useful brochures and addresses for building up the program of a unique summer stay.

More generally, Brittany offers a variety of amazing landscapes, each part of the coastline having its own identity. The official website for tourism in Brittany provides numerous informations, brochures, photos and maps.

As part of AOSD’10, you will have the opportunity to visit the Mont Saint Michel, one of Brittany's best-known attractions and the second most visited monument in France. Surrounded by the most powerful tides in Europe, perched high on a rocky island, this medieval city and its abbey are a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site.

Venue Location
The conference venue will ve shared in two Places: the Palais du Grand Large at Saint Malo and the INRIA Bretagne Atlantique research center at Rennes.

Palais du Grand Large, Saint-Malo convention center, is located in its heart, facing the sea. It welcomes about 150 meetings a year and provides meeting organisers and participants with all modern congress facilities and services.