50th Probability Summer School
Saint-Flour (France), 04 - 16 July 2021

Address of the school

Hotel des Planchettes
7, rue des Planchettes
F-15102 Saint-Flour Cedex, France

Tel: +33 471 60 10 08
Fax: +33 471 60 22 44 (only during the school)


Tel: +33 473 40 70 50
Fax: +33 473 40 70 64

Lecture schedule

The first lecture will take place on Monday, July 5. The last lecture will finish on Friday, July 16. Most lectures take place in the morning (9-10.30 and 10.45-12.15), but there is no lecture on Sunday 11 (excursion day). On friday 16 lectures will start and end earlier for participant to catch our return shuttle, see section "How to come to Saint-Flour" below.

Short lectures and posters

Besides courses, participants of the school are invited to give a short lecture (35 minutes) or present a poster about their research work. Short lectures are held in the beginning of the afternoon and after dinner. Blackboards and a beamer will be available for these lectures. Poster sessions will be held in the afternoon outside lecture slots. We would like as many participants as possible, especially young researchers, to give a lecture or present a poster.


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Note to members of CNRS

The school is organised jointly with CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), and the registration of members of CNRS (researchers or students) is paid for by CNRS. .

Les agents CNRS (chargés de recherche, directeurs de recherche, ou boursiers) n'auront pas à régler de frais d'inscription et de séjour, ceux-ci étant pris en charge par la Formation Permanente du CNRS dans le cadre du budget de l'école. Cependant, les frais de transport resteront à la charge de la délégation d'appartenance du participant. Si vous êtes concernés, lors du choix du tarif sur le formulaire d'inscription, veuillez choisir "CNRS".

Registration rate

In 2019, the rate for a single room with shower and toilet was 700 euros for the period including participation and full board accommodation.

Documentation and internet access

Lecture notes will be distributed to participants at the beginning of the school. A laser printer and three laptops with ethernet connection will be permanently accessible in a dedicated room. Two wi-fi networks (ADSL and 4G) will be available. We draw the participants' attention to the fact that the size of the building and the thickness of 18th-century stone walls do not allow effective wi-fi diffusion everywhere. Specific areas will be indicated. These in general do not include bedrooms.

How to come to Saint-Flour

The City of Saint-Flour is decomposed into a Lower Town ("Ville Basse") and an Upper Town ("Ville Haute"), and the Hotel des Planchettes is on the slope between them. You can look at the Tourism Office web site.

By train: Saint-Flour can be accessed via Clermont-Ferrand. In Paris, trains to Clermont-Ferrand leave from Gare de Bercy. From Clermont-Ferrand, Saint-Flour is accessible by SNCF regional trains and coaches. Some coaches have an additional stop (called "les allées") in the upper town, which is closer to the Hotel des Planchettes.

By air: Clermont-Ferrand airport has regular flights to Paris CDG, Paris Orly, Lyon, Nice, Amsterdam, London Stansted, Porto. See also the Air France. From the airport, the railway station is accessible by city buses or regional TER trains (train stop "Aulnat Aéroport" on the line Clermont-Fd-Thiers-St-Etienne)

By coach: Clermont-Ferrand is connected to Lyon, Paris and other main cities by the following companies: Flixbus and Ouibus.

By car: Saint-Flour is on the A75 motorway (Clermont-Ferrand - Béziers) 100 km south of Clermont-Ferrand. The access to the "rue des Planchettes" is from the road between the lower and upper towns.

A shuttle will be organized in the afternoon of July 05th (around 5.30-6 pm) to take participants from Clermont-Ferrand railway station and airport to the conference center. A return shuttle will depart from the conference center around 11:30 on July 17th.

If you cannot take our shuttle, you can use the following regional trains and coaches :

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