52th Probability Summer School
Saint-Flour (France), 1 - 13 July 2024

Address of the school

Hôtel-Restaurant Ancien Grand Séminaire
7, rue des Planchettes
F-15102 Saint-Flour Cedex, France

Tel: +33 471 60 10 08
Fax: +33 471 60 22 44 (only during the school)


Tel: +33 473 40 70 50
Fax: +33 473 40 70 64

Lecture schedule

The first lecture will take place on Thursday July 2. The last lecture will finish on Saturday July 13 noon. Most lectures take place in the morning (9-10.30 and 10.45-12.15), but there is no lecture on Sunday 7 (excursion day).

Short lectures and posters

Besides courses, participants of the school are invited to give a short lecture (35 minutes) or present a poster about their research work. Short lectures are held in the beginning of the afternoon and after dinner. Blackboards and a beamer will be available for these lectures. Poster sessions will be held in the afternoon outside lecture slots. We would like as many participants as possible, especially young researchers, to give a lecture or present a poster.

Note to members of CNRS

The school is organised jointly with CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), and the registration of members of CNRS (researchers or students) is paid for by CNRS. .

Les agents CNRS (chargés de recherche, directeurs de recherche, ou boursiers) n'auront pas à régler de frais d'inscription et de séjour, ceux-ci étant pris en charge par la Formation Permanente du CNRS dans le cadre du budget de l'école. Cependant, les frais de transport resteront à la charge de la délégation d'appartenance du participant.

Accommodation and registration rates.

Participants are accommodated at the Hôtel Ancien Grand Séminaire where the school takes place. Following registration rates include conference fee, accommodation, breakfast and meals at the Grand Séminaire (full board accommodation).
Different rates depend on room category. Following rates in euros are for a shared twin room (2 persons).

  • 615€ (simple room)
  • 725€ (standard room)
  • 850€ (comfort room)
  • 950€ (high comfort room)

Single room supplement: 185 euros per person for the period.
615 euros rate is reserved in priority for Phd students and single room supplement in priority for Academics or Postdocs.
You will receive registration and payment instructions after your application is accepted.
Your rate request will be satisfied as much as possible depending on room availability, otherwise the closest possible rate will be attributed.

How to come to Saint-Flour

The City of Saint-Flour is decomposed into a Lower Town ("Ville Basse") and an Upper Town ("Ville Haute"), and the Hôtel-Restaurant Ancien Grand Séminaire is on the slope between them. You can look at the Tourism Office web site.

By train: Saint-Flour can be accessed via Clermont-Ferrand. In Paris, trains to Clermont-Ferrand leave from Gare de Bercy. From Clermont-Ferrand, Saint-Flour is accessible by SNCF regional trains and coaches. Some coaches have an additional stop (called "les allées") in the upper town, which is closer to the Hôtel-Restaurant Ancien Grand Séminaire.

By air: Clermont-Ferrand airport has regular flights to Paris CDG and Paris Orly. See also Air France. From the airport, the railway station is accessible by city buses or regional TER trains (train stop "Aulnat Aéroport" on the line Clermont-Fd-Thiers-St-Etienne)

By coach: Clermont-Ferrand is connected to Lyon, Paris and other main cities by the following companies: Flixbus and BlaBlaCar.

By car: Saint-Flour is on the A75 motorway (Clermont-Ferrand - Béziers) 100 km south of Clermont-Ferrand. The access to the "rue des Planchettes" is from the road between the lower and upper towns.

Bus shuttles: we will organize bus shuttles from Clermont-Fd to Saint-Flour and back (1h's highway drive):

  • to pick participants from Clermont-Ferrand train station/airport around 6pm on monday 1st
  • to pick participants form the Grand Séminaire around noon on saturday 13.

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