Please consider that Roscoff is a touristic place and we recommend booking your hotel soon!


The Roscoff marine station

The Roscoff Marine station (La station biologique de Roscoff in French) is a research and teaching center in marine biology and ecology, located on the North coast of the Brittany region. It is an historical place, since it was created in the second half of the 19th century as part of the Paris University, its founder, Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers, holding the chair of zoology at the Sorbonne. It is now affiliated with both 'Pierre et Marie Curie' University (Paris VI) and the CNRS and is hosting the Ifremer team « Genomics of vibrios », organizing on site the Vibrio2016 conference. Besides contributing to the international exposure of the largest French marine biology station, this conference will be the occasion for foreign scientists to discover magnificent surroundings, a rich patrimonial diversity and local economy. Roscoff, a charming and renowned little coastal town, is well appointed in hotels and Bed and Breakfast with at least 300 rooms available.


The conference center

The nearby town of Saint-Pol de Léon boasts an excellent conference center (, with a 700 seat amphitheater and onsite dining, recently renovated with state-of-the-art facilities from an old historical vegetable market. Meeting sessions and lunch will take place at Saint-Pol de Léon (8h30-16h30) and poster sessions (17h-19h) and diners will be at Roscoff. A shuttle bus will run between the two towns (15 minutes each way).