Liminal utterances: attending the colloquium


Thanks to our partner institutions, attending the colloquium is entirely free for everyone.

Audience members (apart from staff and invited speakers) are welcome to share the collective meals, at their own expense.


Invited participants are hosted at Hôtel Qualys Nanterre, 2, avenue Benoît Frachon 92000 Nanterre, Tel. 01 46 95 08 08.

The hotel is within a few minutes walk from the RER A stop "Nanterre Ville".
To plan your arrival, we suggest using the RATP route planner available here: If you encounter any difficulties with the planner, please email us your travel details and we’ll check the best route for you.

From Nanterre Ville stop to Qualys hotel

From Rer stop Nanterre Ville to the hotel

Participants staying at the hotel will be provided upon their arrival with RER tickets for the daily commuting between the hotel and the university (1 stop).

It is also possible to walk the distance, should you prefer to do so.

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Walking from the hotel to the University


The colloquium takes place on the campus of Nanterre University, building B, Salle des Conférences. Below is a map of the campus.

 Campus map

Easiest way to arrive, whether from Paris or from the hotel, is by RER A, stop "Nanterre Université". It is also possible to walk from the Hotel to the University (straight walk, ca. 20 min).


Lunches will be served at the university’s restaurant on campus — the pink building on the map above, named Resto U.

Invited speakers arriving on the 19th afternoon are invited for dinner at Hotel Qualys.

Dinners and vocal workshops on 20th and 21st will take place at the "Ferme du Bonheur". This is just in front of the building marked "MAE" in green on the map (but it is not a component of the University, therefore it doesn’t appear on the map).

Farewell dinner on 22nd will take place at Flam’s restaurant in Paris (Rue des Lombards).