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The school will be held in the premises of the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, located on the Pessac campus of the University of Bordeaux. World famous for its wines, Bordeaux is also a historical and touristic city, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Walking around the historical centre, you will discover the remains of the old Roman city of Burdigala, the impressive gates of the middle-age walls, the rich architecture of the 18th Century or the modern gardens of the river front with the popular “water-mirror”.

For more information on Bordeaux, see:


How to reach the Venue

Address: Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal (CRPP)
               115 Avenue Albert Schweitzer, 33600 Pessac


By train

Your destination will be Bordeaux St Jean station. It takes approx. 3 hours from Paris-Montparnasse by high speed train (TGV).

By car

Free parking is available on site.

By airplane

Fly to Merignac airport (BOD). You can reach the venue by taxi (~30 euros) or take a shuttle bus to downtown Bordeaux, then tram B to station “Doyen Brus”.

By tram

Take tram B from Bordeaux city center (direction Pessac). Stop at station “Doyen Brus”, 5 min away from CRPP by foot. See the map below”.



A limited number of sits (35) is available for this school event. Therefore, we suggest you to register as soon as possible.

Registration fee includes:

  • Participation at all classes
  • School material
  • 1 social dinner
  • 1 social event
  • Welcome reception
  • Lunch for four days

Note: you may consider becoming METAMORPHOSE VI Personal Member (Student: 50 Euro, Senior >65: 60 Euro, Regular: 90 Euro) to take advantage of the significant discount. 

Registration Type Fee in Euro
Student METAMORPHOSE Member 250
Student non-member 350
No-profit organization 400
Profit organization 450

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Please, go to the main website of the Association and create an account if you do not have one. Once registered, on the left side menu you will find the METAMORPHOSE online store.

Note: if you are from a METAMORPHOSE Member Institution and do not have an account to the main website yet, please, create one and send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to activate it with proper rights and get the discounted rates.

Important dates

  • March 01, 2017: Travel grant application deadline
  • March 08, 2017: Information on the results of the grant applications are send out
  • March 27, 2017: Registration deadline for the school
  • April 03-06, 2014: School

Cancellation policy:

  • after March 06, 2017: no refund
  • before March 06, 2017: 50% refund
  • before February 06, 2015: total refund minus 10% of handling fees



Three 300 Euro travel grants will be given to motivated students for attending the school. Please, send your application to the school coordinator Prof. Philippe Barois ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by March 1st, 2017.

The application should include the student’s CV, some information on the own research topic, and a confirmation letter from the advisor explaining why a specific funding is requested. The outcome of the application to the travel grants will be provided by March 08, 2017.



Should you need a visa for attending the school, please, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with attached a signed document by your supervisor certifying that you are coming to Bordeaux for attending the school.

Moreover, please provide the following personal information:

  • First Name and Last Name (as they appear on your passport)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Date of Issue
  • Expiry Date


A lot of hotels areavailable downtown Bordeaux. The venue (on Pessac campus) is easily reached by tram (20-30 min depending on hotel location).

  A few residences offer appartments close to the campus in Talence.


Poster session

The course includes a poster session where the students are asked to present their recent research to the teachers and other students. Therefore, each student should prepare and print a poster on their own research topic before the course. Using an existing conference poster is also fine.


About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is an ancient and historic land of majestic chateaux and superb vineyards. The rise of colonial trade together with the growth of the wine industry contributed to Bordeaux’ incredible expansion during the 18th Century.Today, with a population of 750,000, the historic port city has matured into a 21st Century metropolis, whilst protecting and restoring its 18th Century “golden age” buildings and monuments. In the vineyards, from the medieval village of Saint Emilion to the elegant chateaux of the Médoc and Graves, a keen desire to achieve excellence has shaped a unique cultural landscape, with world-renowned wines and distinctive architecture, featuring gems from several centuries, including leading contemporary designers.
The Bordeaux area also includes wild islands scattered along the largest estuary in Europe, the Dune du Pyla with its amazing view over the Banc d’Arguin and the Atlantic Ocean, as well as oyster-farmers’ huts and chic holiday homes around Arcachon and Cap-Ferret.