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How to meet us in Tours ...

U1259 Inserm Unity is located in the centre of Tours On the grounds of Bretonneau Hospital and the Medical university.

If you wish to meet us…

Multiple traveling possibilities are at your disposition:

By car:

-          A85 motorway (Nantes-Bordeaux)

-          A10 motorway (Paris-Bordeaux)

By Train:

The Paris-Bordeaux line stops in Tours and the suburb Saint Pierre des Corps (1Km away), there is about one TGV per hour.

Tours Train station is a 20-minute walk from the laboratory (you can also take the bus), if your train stops in Saint Pierre des Corps, a shuttle train is connected to Tours train station  (travel time: 5 min approximately)

By plane:

Aéroport Tours Val de Loire: With several national and international daily connexions 

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Map of the grounds :


There are three pedestrian entrances into grounds of the Medical University:

- By Rue Victor Hugo,

- By Tonnellé Boulevard.

- On the southwest corner of the faculty

The Vehicle entrance is on Tonnellé Boulevard.


U966 is located in two buildings:
- Dutrochet building (3rd floor)
- Vialle Building (right entrance, ground floor)