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Laboratoire d'Optique Appliqué (ENSTA et Ecole Polytechnique)
ENSTA, 181 Chemin de la Hunière et des Joncherettes
91762 PALAISEAU cedex, France
Téléphone : +33 1 69 31 97 09 ~ Fax : +33 1 69 31 97 00

Postal mail adress: ENSTA-ParisTech, 828 bvd des Marechaux, 91762 PALAISEAU Cedex FRANCE

LOA laboratory is located in the "centre de l'Yvette" of the ENSTA ParisTech campus.



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By car, from Ecole Polytechnique

To reach the Palaiseau ENSTA Yvette center, where is localized the Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée :
1) If the gate is open, go through the campus directly.
2) If the gate is closed, follow the direction PALAISEAU CENTRE at the exit of Ecole Polytechnique, then follow ENSTA - CENTRE DE l'YVETTE. ENSTA is located at the end of chemin de la Hunière.

Byy car, from PARIS-SUD, using highway A6

In Paris, Orleans gate: follow A6a
in Paris, Italie gate: follow A6b
Then exit A6 and take highway A10 in the direction Palaiseau, follow the direction SACLAY.
You will see on your left the main gate of Ecole Polytechnique.


By car, from PARIS-OUEST, using the national road N118

Use the N118 from pont de Sèvres,
Then take the road D36, following the direction Ecole Polytechnique.


By train RER and on foot

Ligne B : Exit at the station Palaiseau-Villebon (go through the bridge over the rail for those coming from Paris), take the street Elisée Reclus, climb up to the plateau and go straight up to ENSTA buildings on your left (15 mn on foot).

By train RER and bus

Ligne B : Get off the train at the station Massy-Palaiseau, then take the buses 91.06B, 91.06C or 91.10 until the bus-stop Polytechnique - Joncherettes. Take the exit of the campus towards the chemin de la Hunière to reach the ENSTA buildings and the LOA. Bus timetables can be obtained at the following address ( From the RER B station "Palaiseau-Villebon", you can also use the bus line n°14. See also for more details:

By plane

From ROISSY airport, go to the RER B station (and then see directions above to reach ENSTA-LOA)
From ORLY airport, take the subway Orly-Val up to the station ANTONY and then the RER B line (see directions above to reach ENSTA-LOA).

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