Venue &Travel information
The 4th IFIP NTMS conference will take place at the The University of Sorbonne (Le Centre Malesherbes) in the heart of Paris from the 7th to 10th of February 2010. All technical sessions will take place at the same place.
Metros : Malesherbes (line 3) or Villiers (line 3 & line 2)
How to get there ?
For any information on the parisian public transport network (RER, metro, bus), visit the website : http://www.ratp.fr/
Paris is served by many international and regional carriers, besides a range of charter flights departing from Europe. You will land in one of Paris' major airports : Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Paris-Orly (ORY), or perhaps Paris-Beauvais (BVA) specializing in charter flights. The airports are all within easy reach of the capital.
From Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG)
RER B (Paris by train) : provides the cheapest and fastest route between CDG airport and Paris. There are 2 RER stations at the airport : CDG 1 (T1,T3) and CDG 2 (T2). Trains depart every 10-15 minutes between 5am and 11.55pm. Estimated fare & journey time to Châtelet-Les Halles or Gare du Nord metro connections : 8€ / 50 min.
Air France Coaches : provide services every 20-30 minutes to Paris-Porte Maillot, Arc de Triomphe, Paris-Gare de Lyon and Gare Montparnasse metro connections (15-20€)
Roissybus : provide service every 15-20 minutes to Paris-Place de l'Opéra metro connection (9 €)
Taxi : The trip can take around 30-40 minutes to an hour to the center. Fare is about 45-50€.
From Paris-Orly airport (ORY)
Orlyval + RER B : OrlyVal provides a frequent shuttle link (every 4-8 min between 6am and 11pm) to Anthony station,where RER B line runs to central Paris and has metro connections. The estimated journey time to Châtelet-Les Halles metro station is 40 min (or 50 Min to Gare du Nord) and the combined ticket Orlyval + RER B costs 9.85€.
ADP shuttle + RER C : ADP Shuttle provides a shuttle link (every 15-30 min) to Pont de Rungis station, where RER C line runs to Gare d'Austerlitz, St Michel, Invalides and Porte Maillot metro stations. Estimated fare : 6.20€ (shuttle) + 5€ (RER).
Orlybus : runs every 15-20 min to Denfert-Rochereau RER and metro station (6.40€)
Air France Coaches : provide services every 15 min to Gare Montparnasse, Duroc and Gare des Invalides metro stations (11.50€)
Taxi: Expect an average fare of 25€ during the day (7am to 7pm) and 30€ at the night rate for a journey to central Paris in normal traffic conditions.
From Paris-Beauvais airport (BVA)
An hour from Paris by the A16 motorway.
By bus : special link Beauvais/Paris-Porte Maillot available exclusively for passengers in possession of a valid flight ticket. Every day, every 15-30 minutes following the arrival of your flight.
By TER train : from Beauvais train station, take the TER train to Gare du Nord in Paris. Departures every day between 6.30am and 8pm. Expect a wait of 30 minutes to 1 and a half hours between each departure and just over €10 for a single fare.
Paris can be reached by train in a matter of hours from elsewhere in France and all major European cities. All 7 stations bring you right into the heart of the city. Centrally located and each with specific destinations, they offer smooth connections with the public transport network (metro, RER, bus).
Gare du nord
Trains from: northern France and Europe (UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, northern Germany, etc.)
Metro: line 2 (La Chapelle station) to Villiers station (direction Porte Dauphine)
Gare de l'est
Trains from: eastern France and Europe (southern Germany, Switzerland, Austria...).
Metro: line 4 to Barbes-Rochechourat (direction Porte de Clignancourt), and after Line 2 (La Chapelle station) to Villiers station (direction Porte Dauphine)