The official currency in France is the EURO (EUR / €). Most foreign currencies can be converted at banks, hotels or exchange offices. International credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Banks are generally open from 9:00 to 16:30 from Monday to Friday with a break at lunch time. Cash machines can be found almost anywhere, even in the Corum conference center on the ground floor.


The official language of the conference is English.
We are looking for the possibility of a translation in French during the conference.


Most shops are open from 9 or 10 am until 7 pm.

On Sunday, most shops are closed.

 Visa information

A visa may be required for some countries. For specific information, please click here.

If you require an invitation or acceptance letter for visa or other purposes, please send an e-mail to
(Please note that an invitation letter doesn’t constitute an official invitation covering registration fees, transportation or other costs)

 Transportation by Bus & Tramway

Visitors can buy a “single ticket” (€1.50) or a “ten-trip ticket” (€10.00) from a machine or from a newspaper shop (there is one at the railway station) to travel by bus or tramway with the “TAM” label.

The ticket validity is one hour after the first validation (without changing direction) BUT you have to put the ticket in the machine each time you change transport.

We can also propose a preferential rate:

  • One-day congress pass: €2.60
  • Two-day congress pass: €5.00
  • Three-day congress pass: €7.00

For that, you will simply have to add them to your cart when paying online.


The organiser does not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance.

Participants are strongly advised to take out their own insurance in respect to health and travel insurance.


A large variety of restaurants and cafés are scattered throughout Montpellier, especially downtown within walking distance of the Corum. Some of them are open late at night.

Prices for a menu usually start from €12.00 for lunch and €18.00 for dinner.

 Telephone Codes

France: 33
Montpellier area: 04

To call France from another country, you need to dial the international code (usually 00), followed by the country code for France (33), then the phone number without the initial zero.

For example: 00 33 4 67 04 75 75 to make an international call from France, dial 00, followed by the country code, the area code (minus the first zero) and the telephone number of the person you are trying to reach.

Emergency numbers (free)

  • 15: SAMU/Medical emergency department and ambulance service
  • 17: Police
  • 18: Fire Brigade (also for medical emergency)
  • 112: European emergency number

Buying prepaid SIM cards

Prepaid phone cards can be bought at phone shops, supermarkets and newspaper shops

French electrical plugs & sockets

Check if you need to bring a Euro-adaptor for French electrical plugs & sockets

Medical emergency departments

The hospital : Hôpital Lapeyronie (CHRU)
– 371 Av. du Doyen Gaston Giraud (tramway 1 “Lapeyronie”)
– Phone: 04 67 33 95 00 or dial 15.

A private clinic : Polyclinique Saint-Roch
– 43 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Jaumes
– Phone 0 826 88 88 82

Language services & Childcare

We remind all attendees of the IUGB congress meeting in Montpellier France who bring their children (for children aged 3 to 16) that they can rely on the agreement negotiated with our exclusive partner Easy Access English. The camps run in French and English and welcome adults and children who are interested in improving their language skills and cultural exchange.

Download the brochure here.

You can sign up by e-mail at or please contact Michael Abergel with any questions.


Find here reprography shop located near the CORUM

STYLOGRAF (550 meters from the Corum)
34 Rue de l’Université
34000 Montpellier

IMAPRINT (600 meters from the Corum)
Centre Commercial Le Triangle, 26 Allée Jules Milhau
34000 Montpellier

COPIE EXPRESS (1000 meters from the Corum)
22 Rue du Cardinal de Cabrières
34000 Montpellier

Print Shop

Find here print shop located near the CORUM

PETITES AFFICHES (800 meters from the Corum)
2 Quai du Verdanson
34000 Montpellier