Situated at the heart of Europe, Paris is easy to get to, with 2 international airports: Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (23 km to the north) and Paris Orly (14 km to the south) connecting the French capital to 557 cities in 132 countries. Aéroports de Paris handles some 14,000 flights per week.
Both international airports can be reached with public transport (RER, bus): all details here.
Paris is at the hub of an extensive and efficient rail network with connections to major European cities (London, Barcelona, Milan, Vienna, Berlin, Stockholm etc.) on TGV, Thalys, Lyria and Eurostar trains through its 6 major train stations: St Lazare, Gare du Nord, Gare de l’Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare Montparnasse and Gare d’Austerlitz.
The city’s 16 metro and 5 RER commuter rail lines make it easy and quick to get around Paris and its environs. The public transport network (RATP) also comprises extensive bus service and several tram lines. You will find all information about the RATP network, the ticket fares on ratp.fr.
As for private transport, taxis and private hire vehicles are available on a 24-hour basis, and can be called for immediate use, or booked in advance using new smartphone applications.
Accomodation in Paris
Paris stands out from its rivals due to its well-balanced, abundant and eclectic accommodation – from luxury palaces to small local hotels, from big chain hotels to charming design hotels with 118,000 bedrooms and 2,000 hotels.
Hotel residences, Bed & Breakfasts, youth hostels and furnished apartment rentals complete the offer.
The Conference venue, the Faculté de Médecine Pierre & Marie Curie (UPMC), Site Pitié-Salpêtrière is located on the “rive gauche” of the Seine in the 13th district of Paris.
Some hotels at walking distance from the Conference venue:
- 4* hotels:
Villa Lutèce Port Royal 52 and 52 bis rue Jenner – 75013 Paris
- 3* hotels:
Hôtel Devillas 4, Boulevard Saint Marcel – 75005 Paris
Hôtel Saint Marcel 43, boulevard Saint Marcel – 75013 Paris
Grand Hôtel des Gobelins 57 Boulevard Saint-Marcel – 75013 Paris
La Demeure by Best Western Plus 51, boulevard Saint Marcel – 75013 Paris
Citadines Apart’hotel Paris Austerlitz 27, rue Esquirol – 75013 Paris
Libertel Austerlitz Jardin des Plantes 12, boulevard de l’Hôpital – 75005 Paris