The LOA is located at the Yvette Research Center of ENSTA ParisTech in the Ecole Polytechnique campus.


Ecole Polytechnique campus


ENSTA-ParisTech campus



Access 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.


Access by car from PARIS-South, 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.


Access by car from PARIS-West, using the national road N118

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



Access 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).


Access 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:


Access 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).