A visa to France is waived in many cases, including for citizens of the countries of the Schengen Agreement, United States, Canada, Israel, and Japan. However, it is mandatory in other cases, for example, for citizens of mainland China and India. Please visit this web site for all the necessary information. If a visa is needed, we strongly recommend that people get in touch with their local French consulate as soon as possible to see what the local procedure is. PLEASE ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME to process a visa application.
According to the France Diplomatie web site, scientists are not charged a visa application fee, so prepare the necessary documentation to support this -- a Ph.D. diploma and short CV should suffice, but please contact the consulate to find out what specific requirements they have.
Most hotels provide (continental) breakfast at an additional charge
(usually 8-12 Euros).
To keep conference fees low, lunch will not be provided. There are many restaurants, cafes, bakeries etc. in the area.
Weather in July
Weather in July tends to be somewhat rainy, with the average low around 14°C and the average high around 24°C. The record high of 40°C was set in 1883 and the record low of 6°C in 1907, so do expect quite a bit of variation. (Last year in July, recorded temperatures ranged between 10°C and 34°C.)