Travel Info

By Air

The nearest airports with major international services are in:

  • Paris, either Orly (ORY) or Charles de Gaulle (CDG). When you arrive at either of these airports, you go to Paris via Rapid Transit (RER). From the Gare de Lyon, there are direct high-speed trains (TGV) to Le Creusot. From there, there will be a shuttle to take you to Couches. Shuttle times to be announced.
  • Marseilles (MRS) or Lyon (LYS). Once you arrive at these airports, get to the train station (Marseille St. Charles; Lyon Part-Dieu) and take the TGV to Le Creusot. From there take the shuttle to Couches. Shuttle times to be announced.

By Car

The GPS coordinates of Couches are:

  • Latitude: 4.5724
  • Longitude: 46.8697

The easiest solution for those driving is to go to the following Website: and type in where you are and the destination “Couches”.

The website of the village is

By Train

There are two train stations and it is important to keep from getting confused between them:

  • The fast trains (TGV) arrive at Le Creusot, at a station called the Gare Le Creusot – Montceau – Montchanin, or just Gare du Creusot TGV. In all likelihood you will arrive at that station.
  • There is, however, another station for the slower local trains (TER), and that station is called Gare Le Creusot, which is not the same as Gare du Creusot TGV!

There will be a shuttle bus for the summer school (50 seats + room for baggage) from the Gare du Creusot TGV train station, leaving for Couches at 15:30 on Saturday 7 July. The return bus will leave from Couches on Saturday 21 July at 10:00.