• image1 3rd Conference of the International Society for NonParametric Statistics
  • image2 June 11th-16th, 2016
    Palace of the Popes International Conference Center
    Avignon, France

Conference Venue

The Convention center

The 3rd ISNPS Conference will take place in the international convention center of the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, France, June 11th -16th, 2016.

Address : Palais des Papes Place du Palais, 84000 Avignon, France

The convention center entrance is on the left of the Palace, on the place, before the main stairs leading to the main gate of the Palace. The conferences rooms occupy three levels of the left wing of the Palace.

palais leftwing

Some additional informations are also available. Registration will begin in the Salles des Gardes at 16:00 on the 11th of June and will be followed by a Welcome reception in the Benedict XII Cloister of the Palace of the Popes around 18:00.

Avignon : how to get there

Avignon is in the heart of Provence at the intersection of 3 French regions: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Languedoc-Roussillon and Rhône-Alpes. The city is located in the south of France, 50 miles from Marseille Airport, but also easily reachable from Lyon (55min from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport by direct high speed trains, TGV) or from Paris (2h40 by TGV, connected with flights). Avignon has also its own airport (with a few flights from United-Kingdom and Ireland as well as other european countries, during the summer).

See the Avignon Conference center website for full information on how to get there.

The main train Station : AVIGNON CENTRE is just outside the walls of Avignon but very close to the main Hotels in Avignon (5 to 10 min by feet). The TGV Station and the airport are 3kms from the center, which can be easily reached by regular navette or the local train LA VIRGULE (4min, 35 times a day) at any time of the day : we will organize the transfert from these places on Sartuday afternoon in case of special needs. Taxis are available at the exit and may be reserved on request on our website.

See also the complete map of Avignon.


For those, who will arrive by car or rent a car during their stay, the Palace of the Popes has a private Car Park, right in the center of the city, with priviledged rates for participants of the conference. It is difficult to park in the center because Avignon has many narrow pedestrian streets. Please let us know if you wish to park your car in the Palace Car Park, Rue Ferruce 84000 Avignon