The laboratory is located on the Orsay campus of the University Paris-Saclay, about 25 km southwest of Paris. It occupies a large cross-shaped building (building 510) in the northern part of the campus (on the Moulon plateau). Find us on Google Maps

Its official address is :

Laboratoire de Physique des Solides
1 rue Nicolas Appert
Building 510
91405 Orsay Cedex – France
Solid State Physics Laboratory

By cab

From the airport, either Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Orly, you can access the LPS. The price is about 100 € from CDG and 50 € from Orly.

By public transport

  • Option 1 : By RER B, direction Saint-Rémy les Chevreuse, station “Massy-Palaiseau” then take the bus line 91-06 (Christ / N306, Saclay / GARE DE MASSY PALAISEAU, Massy) to the stop “Université Paris-Saclay, Orsay” – Walk to the LPS, 10 minutes, flat.
  • Option 2 : By RER B, direction Saint-Rémy les Chevreuse, get off at “Le Guichet” station and walk up to the LPS (about 15-20 min).

From Paris-Orly airport, take the OrlyVal to “Antony” and then the RER B (11.5 €) .
From Roissy-CDG airport, take the RER B (13.5 €) directly on the entire line through central Paris to “Massy-Palaiseau” or “le guichet”.

The LPS is also served by local lines 7 and 9
7 get off at Bois des Rames Schedules and map
9 get off at Parc-Club Timetable and map

By car

Go to the coordinates (48.707134,2.179332) or :
Take the RN118.
Take exit 9 (Centre Universitaire) and follow Orsay Université and Gendarmerie towards rue Nicolas Appert.

By foot

From the RER station Le Guichet, follow the rue de Versailles, the rue de la Colline and the chemin du Bois des Rames. It takes about 15 minutes, but with a positive climb in altitude of 80 meters!