TNC24: 10-14 June 2024 | Rennes, France

TNC24: Rennes, France | 10-14 June 2024

VISIT

DESTINATION   |  VENUE   |   HOTELS  |  GETTING AROUND  |   VISA ACCESSIBILITY

DESTINATION

TNC24 will be held in Rennes, France. Capital of Brittany, Rennes has a thriving digital industry and is a true hotspot for tech enthusiasts. With its vibrant student scene, a rich cultural calendar and a diverse heritage, Rennes is only 90 minutes by train from Paris and offers a unique perspective on French art, architecture, and gastronomy. You will be surprised by how the city brings people together by merging its historic heritage with its bustling modern urban culture.

The event will be hosted by RENATER, the French National Telecommunications Network for Technology, Education and Research.

THE VENUE

TNC24’s venue is Le Couvent des Jacobins, a 14th century former convent located in the heart of the historic centre of Rennes. The convent’s church is dedicated to the worship of Our Lady of Good News and used to be an important place of pilgrimage. It was then assigned to the French Army during the Revolution in 1793.

Today, the convent’s historic premises belong to the city of Rennes and make an impressive location for hosting conferences and events. The Grand Auditorium can accommodate up to 1,200 people.

HOTELS

This year we have partnered with GL Events, a local professional conference organiser, who will handle all hotel bookings for TNC24.

They have developed a platform that allows TNC24 participants to explore available hotels near the Couvent des Jacobins and in the heart of Rennes. The custom link below will redirect you to the hotel online booking systems.

Prices displayed have been pre-negotiated for TNC24 participants. Cancellation and refund policies are specific to the hotels and displayed on the booking system. All prices include 10% VAT and city tax. City tax rate varies from one hotel category to another.

Please make sure that you are familiar with the cancellation policies as these may be different for each hotel. We encourage you to make your hotel reservation at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointments.

All questions and correspondence about hotel reservations can be directed to Revolugo.

Support and Information:

reservations@revolugo.com
+33 (0)1 80 06 62 88

Group bookings
tristan@revolugo.com

 

ROGNER HOTEL

PRICES
Standard single room, €102 per night, single use
Standard single room, garden view €112 per night, single use
Deluxe single room, garden view €117 per night, single use  
Standard double room, €127 per night, double use
Standard double room, garden view €137 per night, double use
Deluxe double room, garden view €142 per night, double use

OFFER END DATE
14 March 2023

DISTANCE
Walking directions

ADDRESS
Golden Eagle Shpk, Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit 9, Tirana 1010

CANCELLATION TERMS
Rogner cancellation terms: Reservations guaranteed by credit card can be cancelled up to 6 days prior to the arrival date at no charge. In case of no-show the hotel will charge 1 overnight to the credit card provided.

TIRANA INTERNATIONAL

PRICES
Standard single room, €76 per night
Standard double room, €86 per night
Includes: Breakfast, City Tax & 6% VAT

OFFER END DATE
30 April 2023

DISTANCE
Walking directions

ADDRESS
Sheshi Skënderbej 8, Tirana 1001

CANCELLATION TERMS
No fee will be charged if the cancellation for the individual reservation (maximum 1 person) will be done at least 30 days  prior to the day of arrival at 14h00.
If the cancellation for the individual reservation (maximum 1 persons) will be done at least 20 days prior to the day of arrival will be charged 30 % of the total amount.
If the cancellation for the individual reservation (maximum 1 persons) will be done at least 10 days prior to the day of arrival will be charged 50 % of the total amount.
If the cancellation for the individual reservation (maximum 1 persons) will be done at least 7 days prior to the day of arrival will be charged 70 % of the total amount.
If the cancellation for the individual reservation (maximum 1 persons) will be done at least 3 days prior to the day of arrival will be charged 100 % of the total amount.
In cases of No Show, the full amount of the accommodation will be charged .
However, the hotel reserves the right to ask for extension of the cancellation deadline due to very busy periods.

SKY HOTEL TIRANA

PRICES
Standard single room, €76 per night
Standard double room, €90 per night
Includes: Breakfast, City Tax & 6% VAT

OFFER END DATE
01 April 2023

DISTANCE
Walking directions

ADDRESS
Rruga Dëshmorët E 4 Shkurtit, 5/1, Tirana 1000

CANCELLATION TERMS
Cancellations 4 weeks before the arrival free of charge, less than 4 weeks up to 2 weeks before 50% of payment as cancellation policy and less than 2 weeks full amount will be charged.

HOTEL AUSTRIA

PRICES
Standard single room, €70 per night
Standard double room, €80 per night
Includes: Breakfast, City Tax & 6% VAT

OFFER END DATE
31 March 2023

DISTANCE
Walking directions

ADDRESS
Rruga e Dibrës Vila 153, Tirana

CANCELLATION TERMS
Free cancellation 2 weeks prior arrival, less than 2 weeks full amount will be charged.

GETTING AROUND

Travelling to Rennes

There are several high-speed trains running daily between Rennes and Paris Montparnasse station: Trains Paris – Rennes 

Paris Montparnasse train station <–> Rennes train station : about 90 minutes 

If you are arriving to Paris Gare du Nord with the Eurostar, please allow up to two hours to get the train connection to Rennes at Paris Montparnasse. The metro between Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Montparnasse takes about 30 minutes but the process of buying a metro ticket, locating the metro station and train platforms can be really time consuming, as well as allowing the potential for train delays.

For more information about metro tickets in Paris visit www.ratp.fr

Airport of Rennes: Rennes airport flights  

Rennes is also one hour by plane from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG), however, you can also easily fly to Paris and then take the train to Rennes. The train station at CDG airport is located on level 1 of Terminal 2 – Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV. Please allow up to three hours to get the train connection to Rennes, especially if you have to go through customs. There are three direct trains to Rennes at 08:51, 12:18 and 18:47.  The journey takes about two hours and a half. 

In alternative, there are direct trains to Rennes from Gare Montparnasse – see section above “By train”.

To get to Paris CDG airport to Paris, use the direct metro line (RER B). For more information visit www.ratp.fr

If you arrive in Paris Orly Airport, there are multiple trains during the day to Rennes (2 changes, the journey takes about two hours and fifteen minutes) from the airport train station. In alternative, take the Orlybus to “Montsouris – Tombe Issoire” and then complete the trip by taking the metro line 6 to Montparnasse, where you can take a direct train to Rennes. 

Rennes Train station to city centre

Take the metro line A, direction JF Kennedy and get off at Sainte-Anne station (5-min journey) Take metro line B, direction Cesson-Viasilva and get off at Sainte-Anne station (5-min journey) 

The fee is 1.80 EUR per ticket (ticket valid for 1 hour). For further information: www.star.fr  

Depending on where you will need to be, you can also walk from the train station to the city centre. 

Rennes Airport to city centre

The C6 bus takes you to the city centre (République bus stop) in around 20 minutes, every day from Monday to Sunday. The bus departs every 10 to 20 minutes. 

The fee is 1.80 EUR per ticket (ticket valid for 1 hour). For further information: www.star.fr  

The journey from the airport to Rennes city centre takes around 20 minutes, depending on traffic, and costs around €18 (daytime) to €20 (night-time) one way. These prices are given as a guide.  

The taxis at Rennes Bretagne airport, located in front of the arrivals hall, have signed up to a quality charter and are committed to providing the best possible service. 

City centre to Couvent des Jacobins

The venue is very centrally located, in the old town of Rennes. It is very easy to walk to the venue from wherever you are in the city centre. 

Le Couvent des Jacobins venue is adjacent to the Saint Anne stop, served by metro lines A and B.
From the city centre to the venue: Take metro line A from the République stop in the direction of J.F KENNEDY to the Saint Anne stop. The venue is 160 m walking distance from the stop.

For further information: Line A | STAR  

For both the metro and the bus lines in Rennes, you can check in with your bank card. More information: Valider par carte bancaire | STAR

There are several taxi ranks in the city centre at: the railway station north exit (Place de la Gare), railway station south exit (underground car park), Rue du Pré Botté. 

– Taxis rennais: +33 (0)299307979 

– Allo Taxi : +33 (0)664840054 / +33 (0)663366214 

– Artisans Taxis de Rennes: +33 (0)2993603  

– (At Any Time Taxi): +33 (0)299301240 

Book a taxi in 3 clicks on Rennes-taxi.fr  

More information and possibilities here. 

VISA

France is a member of the European Union and is in the Schengen area. 

All travellers, except those of visa-exempt nationality, must apply for a corresponding visa at their local French embassy or consulate well before the start of the conference. Participants with a valid residence permit or valid long-term visa issued by another Schengen Member State should check the validity of their visa to avoid any problems. 

Please go to the visa wizard to know if you need a visa. 

Participants requiring supporting documentation in order to apply for a visa, can request this with the organisation. Please be aware that a letter of invitation does not imply any financial support. 

Registration, including payment, to the conference is necessary prior to requesting a letter of invitation. TBC: In the event that the visa is refused, TNC24 will refund the registration fee only on receipt of the official refusal document from the embassy/consulate, and only if the visa application was submitted to the embassy on time and with all the required documents. 

If you need a visa, go to the official French website for more information on the visa application process, as well as the documents that will be needed to support your application. Please bear in mind that applying for a visa can take time and varies according to nationality and time of year. We recommend that applicants start their visa application early enough to ensure that it is validated before they travel. The process may take longer in some countries, so please check with your nearest French embassy or consulate. 

 Useful links 

 

In case you need a letter of invitation, please reach out to tnc24@gl-events.com  

ACCESSIBILITY

Wheelchair Access 

The main venue is wheelchair friendly with all rooms and toilets being accessible by wheelchairs. There is room for wheelchairs to move around easily and accessible lifts link all floors. For persons arriving by their personal vehicle there are several accessible parking around the venue. It is also possible for wheelchair users to be dropped off next to the main entrance of the building. 

 Deaf and hard of hearing facilities  

Visual fire alarms alert deaf or hard of hearing people in all toilets in case of fire. The venue is equipped with the SENNHEISER MOBILE CONNECT system which is a smartphone app.  This system is available in the Grand Auditorium and La NEF. 

Delirium Café is wheelchair friendly with step free access to venue and toilets. 

La Halle Martenot is wheelchair friendly with step free access to venue and toilets.  

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