HQ2010 - Travel & Accommodations


The information on this page will be updated as we get closer to the conference dates.

The workshop will take place at Agelonde - Odalys l'Ile d'Or , La Londe-les-Maures, in the french riviera. La Londe-les-Maures is located close to Toulon in the Département du Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France. Talks will take place from 9am on Monday to 8pm on Saturday

Its geographical coordinates are 43° 8' 0" North, 6° 14' 0" East. Situated on 20 ha (50 acres), the resort property is located in the middle of vineyards and woods next to the Massif des Maures . It is very close to the beach (300 m) and nice hike trails are starting nearby from the route de Brégançon.

Click here for google map of the area: the village of La Londe-les-Maures is indicated by the (A) and the entrance of site is given by the arrow.


All rooms are double occupancy, rooms will be asigned once all participants have accepted their invitations to come.

The cost of the accomodation including full board is 350 EUR per person. This fee also covers the conference registration. We are able to waive registration and subsidize your accomodation due to the kind support of our sponsors.

More details coming watch this space

Payment Methods

The payment of 350 EUR must be done one month in advance since this is the only way to guarantee your room and board. So please, use one of the payment methods below before Saturday, may the 22nd . Method A.) is clearly preferred; For using the method C.), a French check from a French bank is mandatory.

  1. All the account and bank info for transferring money (see table below): it is mandatory to add a message specifying the name of the participant then "HOT QUARKS - LA LONDE" (as shown in the last row of the table).
  2. Payment using Credit Card with calling them by phone: +33 4 9415 3092 on monday (16h-19h) or thursday (16h-19h) (french, english and german spoken: please ask Marie-Hélène).
  3. Par chèque français à l'ordre de "Odalys l'Ile d'Or" et envoyé à (only with a French check from a French bank to the order of "Odalys l'Ile d'Or" and sent to the adress below):
    Bd. de la Plage de l'Argentière

Bank Account Holder: ODALYS S.A.
Réglement Clients
Parc de la Duranne
655 rue René Descartes
B.P. 412
IBAN: FR76 3000 4024 7800 0105 3601 813
Account Number: 3000 4024 7800 0105 3601 813
Bank Address: BNP PARIBAS Méditerranée est
Agence Côte d'Azur, Bâtiment Palace Center
2, Allée des Tourrades
Message (reason for the money transfer): FirstName LastName - HOT QUARKS - LA LONDE


Agelonde is a resort for Conferences and Workshops 13 km away from the Toulon-Hyère (TLN) airport, which connects frequently (5 times per day) with Paris-Orly (ORY). If you are traveling from outside of Europe will probably find you will not be able to land at Paris-Orly (ORY). Transfer between airports in Paris is a bit of a pain. We therefore suggest considering the Marignane option below.

Another option is the Marignane Airport (Marseille Provence) via the highways A50 (1.5 hours, 115 km or 71 miles) and A8-E80 (2 hours, 145 km or 90 miles). In the second case, use A7 then follow A8 in the direction of Aix en Provence and Toulon. Before Toulon, take A57 then A570 direction Hyères. Finally follow D98 in the direction of Lavandou Saint Tropez and take the exit of La Londe les Maures.

There is also a TGV between Geneva and Marseille St Charles (3.5 hours), leaving Geneva at 13h44 and arriving in Marseille at 17h17, to be confirmed with the new summer schedule). The closest train stations is Hyères (then Toulon).

A local map of La Londe-les-Maures

The route from Toulon airport to La Londe-les-Maures

The satellite view of the route from Toulon airport to La Londe-les-Maures

The route from Marignane airport to La Londe-les-Maures


Average temperature: 20°C / 68°F. The beach season begins. Lifeguards are on duty from the middle of the month, the water is warming up and the sun is at its strongest. The French summer vacation period hasn't yet started so it's still possible to get a spot for your towel on the beach.


Several activities can be organized such as sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and sea diving.

What to Pack

More details coming soon.

What to Expect (communications with the outside world)

More details coming soon.

Last Update:Sunday, April 11, 2010