Coming to UCCS site at Villeneuve d'Ascq (near Lille)

Most of the UCCS teams are located on the campus of the Cité Scientifique at Villeneuve d'Ascq which is near to Lille (approx. 10 km).

This table shows where the teams of UCCS are located. Before you come, check with the person you want to visit his precise location.


C3 Building
C4 Building C6 Building
C7 Building
Centrale Lille



















The CASU and CMNM teams are located in Lens: How to come to UCCS Lens

By car

From the North (Ghent), follow the indications Lille (Rijsel) then Villeneuve d'Ascq-Paris, take exit Cité Scientifique.

From the North-West (Tournai-Brussels), take first exit after the Belgium/France border (Villeneuve d'Ascq) and immediately take left towards Cité Scientifique.

From South (Paris), follow the indications Valenciennes-Villeneuve d'Ascq, take exit Cité Scientifique.

From the East (Dunkirk), follow signs for Paris and Villeneuve d'Ascq, take exit ... Cité Scientifique.

GPS coordinates of C3 Building: 50 ° 36'42.5 "N 3 ° 08'38.3" E

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By train

Trains from Paris arrive at Lille-Flandres and Lille Europe railway stations (1 hour by TGV).

Those coming from the other french towns and from Charles de Gaule (Roissy) airport arrive mostly at the Lille-Europe station.

Some Eurostars (London-Brussels) stop at Lille-Europe station.

The two stations are only a few hundred meters apart in the center of Lille

To reach the Campus, take the metro (Plan) from the Lille-Flandres station (Line 1) to the stations "Cité Scientifique - Pr. Gabillard" or "4 Cantons - Stade Pierre Mauroy". From Lille-Europe take Line 2 (in direction of St Phillibert) and change line at Gare Lille-Flandres. It is also possible to go from one station to another on foot (500m).

By plane

Lille-Lesquin Airport (LIL) is served by domestic flights from major french cities and some international flights. Shuttles are available (to the center of Lille) or take a taxi to go directly to the Campus (3 km).

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is 1 hour from Lille by TGV. Some companies, including Air France, sell tickets including the CDG-Lille Europe route in correspondence with a flight (TGV Air formula). To qualify, you must enter the airport code XDB as your destination instead of LIL.

Brussels Airport (BRU) is about 2 hours from Lille. Take the train from the airport to Brussels-Midi station then the TGV to Lille-Europe (Eurostar or TGV) (38 minutes).

Brussels South - Charleroi Airport (CRL) is about 1h30 from the Campus by car. Take the direction of Mons and Tournai and follow the directions above (North-West). Shuttle buses are also available (from/to Lille Europe station).

On the campus

Coming from metro station "Cité scientifique - Prof. Gabillard", the picture (click on the picture to enlarge) shows the paths to C3, C4, C6 and C7 buildings:


From the metro station "4 Cantons - Stade Pierre Mauroy", (click on the picture to enlarge) shows the paths to Centrale Lille: