Conference "Non-archimedean analytic Geometry: Theory and Practice"

August 24 - 28, 2015, Papeete, French Polynesia


Practical information

French Polynesia (Polynésie française in French), is an overseas country of the French Republic. It comprises about 130 islands partitioned in five archipelagos. The conference will be held on Tahiti in the Îles de la Société archipelago, the country's most populous island. The participants will stay at the Royal Tahitien hotel located in a tropical garden on the beach of a lagoon. The conference itself will take place at the Maison de la Culture (salle Muriavai) in downtown Papeete.

A free shuttle service will operate from the hotel to the conference center and back according to the following schedule:

Hotel to conference Conference to hotel
Monday 08:00 18:30
Tuesday 07:40 18:30
Wednesday 08:00 – 18:00 18:40 – 21:30 (see below)
Thursday 07:40 21:15
Friday 07:40 18:30

On Wednesday an excursion will take us to the inner parts of the island up the Papenoo valley. We will depart at 8:00 from the Royal Tahitien and should be back around 18:00. Please dress comfortably for this trip. Later on the same day, the shuttle will pick us up at 18:40 to take us to the conference dinner held at the InterContinental Hotel; it will bring us back to the hotel at 21:30.

On Thursday evening we plan to dine together at the roulottes of the Vaiete square and have a beer at "Les 3 Brasseurs".

Going out

Wikitravel has a detailed travel guide for Tahiti which we highly recommend you have a look at. For those interested in discovering the local culture, we highlight the following options:

  • visit Tahiti's market;
  • have dinner at the roulottes in Vaiete square;
  • rent a car (the most affordable option is EcoCar) and drive around the island; the drive itself is roughly two and a half hours, though of course you should stop to enjoy the numerous lookouts you will find;
  • take the ferry to Moorea, Tahiti's sister island, which feels much more remote; this can be a one-day trip but you can also book a pension to stay overnight (Linareva or Kaveka are two reasonable options);


For any question, you can contact the organizers by e-mail (preferably A. Zykin for practical questions about Tahiti):

Philippe Lebacque
University of Besançon
Email: philippe.lebacque (at)

Alexey Zykin
University of French Polynesia
Email: alzykin (at)

Sponsors: ANR, ERC, IUF, Univ. de Polynésie française