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Maison de la Simulation USR 3441
Bâtiment 565 - Digiteo
91191 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex
The GPS coordinates of the entrance of La Maison de la Simulation are:
The CEA at Saclay is located about 25 km southwest of Paris.
Click on label "A" - Digiteo building where Maison de la Simulation is hosted.
From roundabout "Christ de Saclay" to Maison de la Simulation:
Take the metro up to “Châtelet les Halles”. Take the RER B direction Saint Rémy les Chevreuse / Orsay. Note that, if you take the bus 91-06 (see below), you can also take the RER B direction Massy-Palaiseau.
Follow the instructions at§4.1.
If you arrive at Roissy (Charles de Gaulle) airport, take the RER B direction Saint Rémy les Chevreuse / Orsay (1 hour 15). Then follow the instructions at §5.1.
If you arrive at Orly airport, take the Orlyval, stop at Antony and take the RER B at Antony direction Saint Rémy les Chevreuse / Orsay (30 mn). Then follow the instructions at §5.1.
Note that, if you take the bus 91-06 (see below), you can also take the RER B direction Massy-Palaiseau.
You can stop at two RER B stations depending on the bus you take:
Le Guichet: there you can take either the CEA bus, the bus 9 or the bus 10 (see §5.2)
Massy-Palaiseau: there you can take the bus 91-06 (see §5.3)
My advice is:
before 9:45: take the CEA bus at Le Guichet
after 9:45: you can take either bus 91-06 from Massy-Palaiseau or bus 9 from Le Guichet
How to take the bus at Le Guichet is shown in Illustration 1. There you can take two bus:
CEA bus: it is written “RER Le Guichet CEA Saclay” in front of the bus. The bus is free of charge. Get off at the second stop, “Poste de garde 306”. Time table is given in Illustration 2
bus 9: take the ticket in the bus (direction Jouy-en-Josas, or Val d'Avian, HEC). Get off at “Rond-Point du CEA / N306”
time table of bus 9 at Le Guichet (Gare du Guichet, Orsay)
If there is no roadwork, the CEA bus takes 5 mn, while the regular bus 9 takes 30-40 mn.
bus 10 : take the ticket in the bus (direction Lycée Franco-Allemand). Get off at “Rond-Point du CEA / N306
Illustration 1: taking the bus at Le Guichet
Illustration 2: Time table for the CEA bus from Le Guichet to “Poste de garde 306”
Time table of bus 91-06 at Massy-Palaiseau (30mn if no roadwork). Get off at “CEA Porte 306 (Saclay)”
You walk on the path indicated in Illustration 3 up to the entrance of the Digiteo building.
Illustration 3: Walking from the bus stop “Porte 306” to "La Maison de la Simulation"
Illustration 3 indicates how to take the bus from la Maison de la Simulation. The bus stop is exactly the same as the one you took to come
Illustration 4 gives the time table of the CEA bus from La Maison de la Simulation (Porte 306) to Le Guichet on the evening. It should be written “RER Le Guichet” in front of the bus
Time table of bus 9 at "Rond-Point du CEA / N306 (Saclay)" to Le Guichet. Be careful: as the stop is for the bus going in both directions, you should take the bus 9 that goes to “Le Guichet” or to “CC Les Ulis”
Time table of bus 91-06 at "CEA Porte 306 (Saclay)" to Massy-Palaiseau. Take the bus 91-06 that goes to “Massy-Palaiseau”
Illustration4: Time table of CEA bus from La Maison de la Simulation (Porte 306) to Le Guichet
Bus number 10 (map here http://www.caps.fr/se-deplacer/transports-en-commun/plan-de-reseau-interactif.html)
The right bus station are "Quinconces" or "Croix de Fer".