How to get to the conference siteThe conference will be held at Institut Henri Poincaré, a mathematics and theoretical physics institute in the Latin quarter of Paris. The address is 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. The closest landmarks are the Pantheon and the Luxembourg gardens. Google map (red marker).
Public transportation in ParisThe closest Metro station is "Luxembourg" (on the RER line B). In addition there are nearby buses: 21,27,38,82, and metro stations Cluny-Sorbonne and Maubert-Mutualité.
Maps and information about public transportation can be found at www.ratp.fr
Arriving by plane
- If you arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle, Roissy airport, take RER line B to Luxembourg (around 10 €, 45 minutes).
- If you arrive at Paris Orly airport, we recommend that you ake the Orlyval train to Antony and from there the RER line B to Luxembourg (10 €), or take the OrlyBus to the RER B station Denfert-Rochereau and from there to Luxembourg (around 8 €, 45 minutes).
- The Paris Beauvais airport (low-cost flights) is quite far. Take a shuttle to porte Maillot (1 hour, 13 €) and continue with the subway from there (another 45 minutes).
Be prepared for long lines at Charles de Gaulle to buy tickets. Individual tickets and carnets can be bought at vending machines but most if not all machines only accept credit cards with chips and a PIN. There are different types of machines: you want Transilien (blue, grey colors), not the yellow SNCF machines. You can also get tickets at the ticket counter.
Be wary of pickpockets on the RER B train from Charles de Gaulle, and if possible take the train that goes straight from the airport to Paris. Pickpockets especially love inattentive passengers with loosely attended backpacks.Door to door shuttles exist, but not very common. Taxis are available at all airports. Taxi fare from Charles de Gaulle airport is approximately 50 € during the day (more expensive at night or on weekends).
More information about getting to and from the airport can be found at www.adp.fr.
Our suggestion: When you arrive at the airport buy a return ticket to Paris, and keep the second coupon for your trip back. For your trips in Paris during your stay buy (at any metro station) a "carnet" which consists of 10 tickets . It is much cheaper than buying the tickets individually. They can be used for subway or buses inside Paris.
If you plan on using public transportation frequently during your stay, you should consider buying a weekly pass. These are valid Monday through Sunday, and require buying a non-refundable Navigo decouverte (5 €) card plus a weekly fee of 15-37 € depending on the number of travel zones you need. Paris is zone 1. Zones 1-5 will get you to Charles de Gaulle airport. Orly is in zone 5 but access to OrlyVal is not included in the weekly pass; OrlyBus is. Versailles is in zone 4. Auvers sur Oise is in zone 5. Fonainebleau is on zone 6.