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This seminar was held within the frame of the Jicable's Workshops

Jicable HVDC'13

European Seminar on materials for HVDC cables and accessories:
Performance, Modelling, Testing, Qualification

Practical Information


All meals will be organized inside the Congress Center itself (7th floor) except the Jicable-HVDC'13 dinner organized on Tuesday, November 19 th .

Car park

Parking Wilson is a public car park which offers a direct exit to the congress center. Open 24h/24h

25 Boulevard Thomas Wilson
66000 Perpignan

Nb: the Congress Center's car-park won't be opened during the seminar.

WiFi space

Free Wifi access in the Congress Center.


The organizers cannot be held liable for any personal accident or for damage to, or the loss of any personal property, howsoever caused. Participants should therefore make their own insurance arrangements.

Useful tips

In the month of November, the temperature in Perpignan is usually around 15°C.

In France, the electric current is 220 V / 50 Hz. It is advised to consider the use of an electric adaptor.

Hotel bookings

A range of accommodation, from 2 to 4 stars and at walking distance from the Congress Center is available on page "addresses to note" or on the website.

In order to get more choice, we advise you to book your hotel as soon as possible.

Getting to Perpignan

By train

Trains from the following French cities:

  • Paris : direct 4:50 (TGV)
  • Toulouse : direct 2:20 (Intercités)
  • Lyon : direct 3:30 (TGV)
  • Marseille : direct 3:50 (TER)
  • Bordeaux via Narbonne : 4:10 (Intercités and TGV)

By car

From Toulouse: Take A61, follow A9/E15 and exit 41 to Perpignan City Center

From Marseille: Join A55 (direction of Aix), take exit A7 and then continue on A54. Follow on N113 then N572 to join A54 and A9/E15. Take exit 41 to Perpignan City Center

By plane

  • Perpignan airport (France)

Perpignan is served by an international airport, "Rivesaltes" located just 7 km north of the city.

The following companies operating at Perpignan airport are:

  • Air France : www.airfrance.fr  or tel. 36 54
  • Hop : www.hop.fr
    With Hop you can obtain interested prices depending of the chosen services for Paris-Perpignan for example
  • Flybe :  www.flybe.com tel. +44 13 92 36 01 40
  • Ryanair :  www.ryanair.com tel. +33 (0) 892 232 375
    With Ryanair you can travel to Perpignan from the following cities:
    Birmingham / Bruxelles-Charleroi / Londres Stansted
  • Iberia : www.iberia.com tel. +33 (0) 825 800 965
  • Volotea : www.volotea.com tel. +33 (0) 821 610 752
    Volotea offers direct flight Nantes-Paris
  • Aer Lingus: 
    www.aerlingus.com tel. +33 (0) 821 23 02 67

As an example, available flights to Perpignan airport on Monday, November 18 th are:

  • From Paris Orly : 4 direct flights
  • From London : 2 flights with a short stop at Paris

For more information: www.aeroport-perpignan.com

Perpignan airport to the congress center

By car or taxi: 8 kilometers / 12 minutes

The taxi fare to Perpignan centre is approximately 20 €
Taxi station in Perpignan:
Phone +33 (0)4 68 35 15 15

  • Béziers airport (France)

Béziers is served by a European airport, "Cap d'Agde" located just 95 km or 1 hour from Perpignan (A9 motorway)

The main company operating at Béziers airport is
Ryanair : www.ryanair.com - tel. +33 (0) 892 232 375

With Ryanair you can travel to Béziers from the following cities:

Bristol / Dusserldorf Weeze / London Luton / Manchester / Oslo Rygge / Paris Beauvais / Stockholm Skavsta / Edinburgh

For more information: www.beziers.aeroport.fr

  • Carcassonne airport (France)

Carcassonne is served by a european airport, "Salvaza" located at 114 kilometers or 1h10 from Perpignan (A61 + A9 motorway)

The main company operating at Carcassonne airport is
Ryanair : www.ryanair.com ou tel. +33 (0) 892 232 375

With Ryanair you can travel to Carcassonne from the following cities:

Billund-Denmark / Bournemouth / Bruxelles-Charleroi / Cork / Dublin / East Midlands / Eindhoven / Glasgow Prestwick / Liverpool / London Stansted / Paris Beauvais / Porto

For more information: www.aeroport-carcassonne.com

  • Barcelona airport (Spain)

Barcelona airport "El Prat" is an international airport located at 210 kilometers (Motorway) from Perpignan.

Many airlines operate at Barcelona Airport since it is connect with America, North Africa, Asiatic Southeast and obviously Europe. If you are looking for cheap flights to Barcelona you can compare prices online with a comparison site such as Cheap Flights.

For more information: www.barcelona-airport.com

  • Girona airport (Spain)

Girona airport is located at only 100 kilometers from Perpignan and can also be an alternative when you depart from the following countries such as the UK, Italy, The Netherlands, Denmark, Slovakia, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Ukraine, Sweden, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Morocco, France, Poland, Estonia and Lithuania.

The most important company operating at Girona airport is Ryanair.

For more information: www.girona-airport.net

Barcelona or Girona airport to the congress center

By car:

  • While in Spain : motorway AP7, direction France
  • While in France: motorway A9, exit 42 Perpignan South, then direction "centre ville".