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  • Useful information 



Official language:

The languages of the conference will be English (and French only possible for the professional session on Wednesday 19th June).

Climate and Clothing

It is the beginning of summer in France in June and the temperatures can vary from 15 to 30°C. Weather information and forecasts :


In France the electrical voltage used is 220/230V. Please note that plug adapters and converters might be required.

Banks and currency exchange

The currency is the EURO (€). You can change your money easily in town.

Banks :

  • Monday – Friday 9.00am – 12.30 / 2.00pm- 7.00pm

  • Saturday  9.00am – 12.30

  • Closed on Sundays

  • Currency exchange office in the train station.

  • Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 12.30 / 1.30pm- 6.00pm

  • Closed on Sundays



In France, the most commonly used credit cards are: Visa, American Express, Diners Club, Europay / MasterCard, JCB and Maestro.

ATM Machine….

Tax and VAT

Visitors to France who are not resident in any of the European Union member states can be reimbursed for the VAT (Value Added Tax) paid on purchases that they have made in France and are being transported in their personal luggage. Only private individuals can benefit from this reimbursement. Detailed information can be seen in the following websites:

- Premier Tax Free - -
- Global Refund - -


Service is included in the bill in restaurants, though it is customary to leave an additional tip of about 5-10% of the total.

It is also normal to tip taxi drivers 5-10 % or rounding up the amount paid to the nearest euro.

Phone calls:

When calling nationally, the number will include the « 0 ». Example : 02 47 36 69 11 

The international code for France is +33.

When calling internationally, the number will exclude the « 0 ». Example : +33 2 47 36 69 11 


Hospital: CHU Angers (University Hospital of Angers):

Phone number: +

Post office: 3639

Taxi cab: Allo taxi Angers: +


In case of emergency : 15

Police : 17

Firefighters : 18 

Emergency : 112


Organizers of the Global Symposium do not accept any liability for personal accidents or injury or loss or damage to private property of any participant indirectly arising from travelling to France and/or attending the Congress. Participants are advised to purchase adequate travel and health insurance before leaving their own countries.

The organizers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings. The registration fee does not cover insurance for delegates. The organizers recommended that delegates take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses and loss of personal belongings during the visit. No vaccinations are needed when visiting France.

Force Majeure

The organizers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire conference has to be cancelled due to a force majeure incident.
In case of cancellation, no refund will be made.

Safety and Security

In general France is a very safe country. However, be aware of pickpockets and be careful when crossing the road. Passports should be kept in the hotel safe until the departure day. Also note the serial numbers of your traveller’s checks if you are carrying those. We also recommend having copies of your passport and credit cards with you in case of loss or theft.

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Co-organized by:

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