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International Scientific Conference 7-10 JULY 2015 Paris, France

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

GETTING TO PARIS

Paris is an incredibly vibrant city. Its rich history, distinct heritage, culture and language provide visitors with a unique experience. It is a European hub with easy access to many international cities. Paris is a city with something new to offer around every corner: monuments, museums, cultural centres, architecture, historic avenues, parks and gardens....

Accessibility

Paris, the gateway to Europe, is a well-served metropolis that guarantees optimal accessibility thanks to its consistently reliable network of transport infrastructures (air, rail and road).
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By air: Paris, a large European air transport hub

Paris is connected to the world with an outstanding transport network:
Connections from Paris to 557 cities in 132 countries
3 international airports, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG ), Paris Orly and Paris Beauvais.

FROM THE AIRPORTS TO THE CITY CENTER

After your arrival at one of Paris’ major airports, CDG airport or Paris Orly airport, or
Paris Beauvais (specializing in charter flights), you are within easy reach to the city centre.

From Roissy - Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG)

From Roissy - Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) CDG airport is 23 km north east of Paris. The estimated journey time, by various means of transport, is 45 to 60 minutes. All costs are indicative.

By public transport

Shuttle bus
Air France coaches

  • Line 2: CDG to Porte Maillot/Etoile Champs Elysées (Timetable): every day from 5.45 am to 11 pm, every 15 min. For the fare and to buy a ticket, click here (http://en.lescarsairfrance.com/prix-navette-aeroport.html)
  • Line 4: CDG/Gare de Lyon/Gare Montparnasse (Timetable): every day from 7 am to 9pm, every. For the fare and to buy a ticket, click here
  • Roissybus: CDG to Paris Opera Every day from 6am to 11pm, every 15 to 20 min (30 min from 22pm to 23pm). For more information click here)

Train (airport inter-terminal shuttle + RER B):
Take the free inter-terminal shuttle Line N1 or CDG VAL. Departures every day, every 5 to 8 minutes, to the Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle RER station
Take the RER B train departures, every day from 4.56am to 11.56pm, every 4 to 15 min: € 9,75 one way

Taxi Between € 50 and € 80

From Paris Orly airport

Orly airport is 14 km south of central Paris. The estimated journey time, by various means of transport, is 30 to 35 minutes. All costs are indicative.
By public transport By public transport
Shuttle Bus Air France coaches .Line 1 (Orly/Gare Montparnasse/Invalides/Etoile) (Horaires): every day from 6am to 11.30pm, every 15 min. For the fare and to buy a ticket, click here .Orlybus: Orly to Denfert-Rochereau Every day from 6am to 11.30pm, every 15 to 20. For more information click here
Train (Orlyval + RER B) The fast automated métro between Orly airport (Orlyval) and Antony RER B station departs every day every 4 to 8 min between 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week. RER B departures, every day from 5.08am to 0.12am, every 4 to 15 min
Taxi Between € 40 and € 60



From Paris Beauvais airport

Super Shuttle bus (Beauvais/Paris Porte Maillot) Every day, every 15 to 30 min. following the arrival of your flight; approximatively 1h15 trip (supershuttle.fr/)
Train From Beauvais train stationBeauvais train station, take the TER train (Train Express Regional) to the Gare du Nord in Paris
Taxi Between € 170 and € 200

By train: Paris’ high-speed trains (TGV ) at the heart of Europe

The French National Railway Company (SNCF) is the main operator of the rail services, including the TGV, France's high-speed rail network.

  • 7 train stations linked to 145 French destinations and 20 European capitals
  • Gare de Lyon: TGV to South of France and Italy
  • Gare de l’Est: TGV East to Frankfurt, Stuttgart or Munich and to Switzerland
  • Gare du Nord: Thalys to Brussels, Amsterdam and Eurostar to London

Transport in Paris

Paris offers a large range of possibilities to move freely and in an eco friendly manner. One can choose between the metro, the bus, the tramway, but also the Velib’ self-service bike system .

Metro, RER, Tramway

Paris Public Transportation (RATP) is very easy to use and, given the traffic congestion in Paris, is often much faster than taking a car. The various lines are numbered and colour-coded. You need to identify the number of the line and name of the station at the end of the line in the direction you wish to go so that you know which way to go in the station.
  • Fares:
  • Single ticket: €1.70
  • 10 tickets at once "carnet": €13.70
  • Paris Visite unlimited pass:
  • One day pass: €10.80
  • Five day pass: €34.70

Metro and RER map

Metro map

Velib’ self-service bike system

Take a bike, return it where you like, Vélib’ is a self-service bike system available 24 hours a day, all year round. To access the service, buy a 1-day or a 7-day ticket online or at any Vélib’ station or sign-up for a long-term subscription!

Parisian taxis

Taxis in Paris are licensed and 17,000 taxis operate in Paris, day and night. The special equipment comprises:

  • the illuminated “Taxi Parisien” sign on the roof of the taxi
  • a display meter showing the cost of the journey
  • a display at the rear of the vehicle and visible from the exterior which enables the monitoring of the daily duration of use of the vehicle
  • a plate fixed to the front right-hand wing of the vehicle bearing the licence number

Attention! Anyone claiming to be a taxi driver who does not have a specially-equipped vehicle is illegal.
You can take a taxi inside the city of Paris:
  • by hailing one in the street (it is free if the sign on the roof is lit up and green)
  • at a taxi rank
There's a unique phone number for all the taxi firms: +33 (0)1 45 30 30 30