Service de Physique de l'Etat Condensé
The SPEC (building 772) is located inside the L'Orme des Merisiers campus of the CEA Saclay research center.
PLEASE NOTE that L'Orme des merisiers is outside the main CEA center (see picture)
The CEA-Saclay research is located on the Saclay plateau, approximatively 20 km in the South-West of Paris.
Enter the Orme des Merisiers and then go straigth for 200 meters : the SPEC is then located on the right of the road.
By train and bus:
From Paris or from the airports, take the B-line of the RER B, direction Saint-Rémy-les-Chevreuse (from Orly, take first the Orlyval until Antony).
Take off the train at Le Guichet (roughly 35 minutes from Paris, 1h15 from Charles de Gaulle airport).
At the train station Le Guichet, take the tunnel to go on the other platform, then leave the station and go on your right twice,then on your left, to reach the bus station. There are free CEA bus that are waiting on the left side of the street, and that leave at 7h55, 8h25, 8h50, 9h00, 9h25, 9h40 and 12h55. They reach the Orme des Merisiers campus in 10 minutes. Otherwise, take the local bus 269.002 until the Orme des Merisiers campus. (15 minutes). You can find the schedules for these local bus here.
WARNING : Ask the driver to make a stop at the Orme des Merisiers ! Do NOT go to the main campus of the CEA.
The main entrance of the Orme des Merisiers is located on the D128 road, at 100m of the Saint-Aubin roundabout between the N306 and D128 roads.
Once you have entered the Orme des merisiers campus, go straight for approximately 8 minutes and turn on your right when you can ; the SPEC is located in the building 772 / 774. Inside the building, the SPEC is on your right.
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