Come to live in Bure and around

When coming here, you have two options :

The house of resistance to the nuclear waste, 2 rue de l’Église, 55290 Bure. It is a place for welcoming people and getting informations about the struggle. There are sleepings to spend the night, electricity, hot water, Internet. You can call the (+33) 3 29 45 41 77 (this number is wiretapped by police). If nobody answers the phone, please call back because the messages are not checked.

It is possible to ask in advance if you want to come by sending an email to burezonelibre (at) riseup (dot) net

L’affranchie, 1 rue de la Croix, 55290 Mandres-en-Barrois. It’s a collective house with multiple sleepings. There is no running water or electricity.



To come hitchiking from Joinville : exit the city towards Thonnance-Lès-Joinville and to the last roundabout, towards Andra laboratory. (Villages on the road are Montreuil sur Thonnance and Saudron). Then go to Bure or Mandres-en-Barrois.

To come hitchiking from Paris : towards Nancy by the N4 then Saint-Dizier (or by the highway that goes to Reims, Châlons exit, or by Troyes, Chaumont exit), either pass by Joinville (see above) or by Ligny-en-Barrois and then go down on Longeaux, Héviliers, Biencourt, Ribeaucourt, Bure (then Mandres-en-Barrois).

To come hitchiking from Nancy, go at Laxou, in front of the macdonalds, towards Toul then Paris by the N4, up to Void-Vacon then go down on Sauvoy, Mauvages, Delouze, Houdelaincourt, Bonnet, Mandres-en-Barrois, Bure.

If you fail at some point (the closest you will be from Bure, the less cars there will be), don’t forget to take the number of the house of resistance, we should be able to pick you up : (+33) 3 29 45 41 77. If it doesn’t answer once, try a bit later, sometimes there are no cars available, you can let your number to let us time to find a car.

By car

From the south (via Lyon/Dijon), follow Chaumont and then Joinville (leave at the exit “Joinville Est” on the N67) then follow Vaucouleurs on the D60. After Saudron, turn left towards Bure or continue straight towards Mandres-en-Barrois.

From the west (via Paris), follow Saint-Dizier on the N4, then follow Chaumont/Joinville on the N67 (exit at Chevillon), follow Chevillon, Montiers-sur-Saulx, Bure (then Mandres-en-Barrois).

From the east (via Nancy), follow Toul/Paris on the N4, leave at Void-Vacon, follow Sauvoy then Houdelaincourt, Mandres-en-Barrois and Bure.

By carpooling

Yes, there is an alternative to blablacar which speculates on your trips. You can try to use mobicoop, which is a free carpooling site, to drop off / pick up if there are no rides:

You can also check :

Carpools to Bure*/bure
Carpools from Bure

By train

The closest train stations are Joinville (20 km), Bar-le-Duc (35 km), Saint-Dizier (40 km), Pagny-sur-Meuse (40 km).

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At the house of resistance, it’s possible to spend the night in sleepings (take your sleeping bag and a headlamp) or in a tent in the garden! It’s also possible to come with a truck/trailer etc. There are spaces to park next to the houses.

Daily life

Day-to-day we have nice and vegan meals on the different places, there is always stuff to do, gardening, walks, cleaning, building, music, games, meetings…

Legal brief

Coming to Bure can include the risk of being confronted to the police. We invite you to read this legal brief in the context of Bure.