Welcome to Aix-en-Provence for the 59th annual conference of the Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur


To download the call for papers in English, please click here.

General enquiries about the conference should be addressed to information2019@saesfrance.org


Contact details of the organizing committee


Anne Page, anne.page@univ-amu.fr

Anne Page







Academic programme

Marie-Odile Hédon and Michel Van Der Yeught

For  enquiries regarding the workshops and their programmes:


Marie-Odile Hédon




Michel Van Der Yeught








Sophie Herment and Linda Pillière

For enquiries regarding registration to the conference, the conference dinner and the visit to MUCEM:


Sophie Herment





Linda Pillière







Advertising and communication

Alice Byrne and Laurence Sterritt

For enquiries regarding advertising, general communication and publishers:


Alice Byrne






Laurence Sterritt







Rooms, equipment and general enquiries

Nicolas Boileau et Aurélie Ceccaldi

For enquiries regarding the conference rooms, conference equipment, and for general enquiries:


Nicolas Boileau






Aurélie Ceccaldi







Conference Manager

Absa d’Agaro, absa.ndiaye@univ-amu.fr



Transport and Access

From Marseille airport take the shuttle bus no. 40 to Aix-en-Provence Centre Gare routière (bus station). The shuttle leaves from Quai 7 of the airport bus station opposite the MP2 Terminal, which is a 5-minute walk from Terminal 1. A one-way ticket costs 8.60€. Allow around 35 minutes for the journey or more in rush hour.

The buses run every 30 minutes.



From the TGV train station, take the shuttle bus no. 40 to Aix-en-Provence Centre Gare routière (bus station). If you are arriving from Paris or Lyon you will need to cross the train tracks via the footbridge. A one-way ticket costs 4.30€. Allow around 20 minutes for the journey or more in rush hour. The buses run every 15 minutes.

Tickets may be bought directly on the bus but you may also buy them at the same time as your train ticket. However, we advise you not to trust the bus times indicated on your train ticket, particularly for your return journey, as these only allow 20 minutes for the journey, which is insufficient to arrive on time. You can board any shuttle bus irrespective of the time on your ticket.

Both shuttle buses will drop you at the bus station in Aix-en-Provence (terminus), which is a 5-minute walk from the cours Mirabeau. All the town centre hotels may easily be reached on foot.

For more information please consult the following document:



Return journey

The airport and TGV shuttle buses leave from Quai 11 and 12 at the bus station. There is a bus every 30 minutes to the airport and every 15 minutes to the TGV train station.


Getting to the university campus from the town centre

 From the town centre you can take the number 7 bus directly to the bus stop outside the main entrance to the Humanities faculty (arrêt Schuman). You can catch it at bus stops near the Rotonde at the end of the Cours Mirabeau (arrêt Rotonde Bonaparte) and opposite the bus station. The number 7 goes to the P+R Krypton park and ride car park takes around 10 minutes to reach the university.

It is also possible to get to the university by taking the number 8 bus towards Val de l’Arc but you must get off at the Moulin de Testas bus stop on the other side of the campus.

More information about buses can be found on the Aix en Bus website.

Depending on where you are staying, it takes about 15 to 30 minutes to walk from the town centre to the bottom of the avenue Robert Schuman (n° 29), where the humanities faculty is located.



The park and ride car park P+R Krypton is within easy walking distance of the university. It is open 24 hours and a day’s parking costs €2.20. Your ticket also allows you to take a return journey on the number 7 bus for free. Allow 5 to 10 minutes to walk from the car park to the university via the footbridge which is on the far side of the bus station. You may also take the number 7 bus two stops to reach the main entrance to the campus (arrêt Schuman).

See https://www.lepilote.com/fr/part9/pr-parkings-relais-du-pays-daix/1043



The Tourist Office of Aix-en-Provence has negotiated and pre-booked a number of rooms in hotels near the conference venue. The link below will take you to an online booking system operated by the Tourist Office. This service is free, secure and entirely optional.


Please make your bookings before 19th April 2019. After this date the Tourist Office will continue to process requests but will not be able to guarantee availability or the negotiated rates.

For further information, or if you cannot find a suitable hotel for your dates, please contact the Tourist Office at this address:




Location of the Schuman campus:



Map of the campus: