INA rue de Patay (Tuesday afternoon and evening, June 3,
Wednesday, June 4)
83-85 rue de Patay, 75013 Paris,
(Métro Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand on line 14; RER express train line C; Metro Olympiades on line 14)
Maison de la recherche, Paris-Sorbonne university (Thursday,
June 5 till Saturday, June 7)
28, Rue Serpente (corner of rue Danton), 75006 Paris
01 53 10 57 00
(Metro Odéon on line 4 and line 10
Metro Saint-Michel on line 4; RER express train line C and line B)
Salle Olivier Messiaen et Studio 116 (Thursday evening, and
concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 6-8).
Maison de la Radio
116 avenue du Président Kennedy
(Métro Passy, métro Bougainvilliers; RER C Av. du Président Kennedy-Radio France, direct from Saint-Michel station)
From the Sorbonne conference location, take the train at "Saint-Michel Notre-Dame" station: Go to the the RER express train line C platform (use a normal metro and bus ticket); when on the platform, wait for one of these trains, which are identified by a 4-letter name. Do not get on any other train. The trains you want are one of these: GOTA, NORA.
From the INA (rue de Patay) conference site, take the Metro to the Maison de la Radio area (note that there metro stations are not close to the Maison de la Radio), or transfer to RER Express train line C (see above). Adventurous? Take a bus.
By taxi, simply say 'Maison de Radio-France" or "Maison de la Radio".
If you land at airport (Charles-de-Gaulle international airport, CDG), your are likely to arrive at either terminal 1 or 2. Terminal 1 is reserved for Star Alliance Network airlines, such as United, ANA, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Canada, Air China, Thai, US Airways, BMI, etc. Most other airlines arrive at Terminal 2, which is composed of several halls. Public transportation is available at all terminals.
Bus to Paris:
Air France Express Bus
See the Air France Coaches page (click on "Lines").
To Montparnasse Train Station, 14 euros. To Place Arc de Triomphe-Etoile: 13 euros one-way;Round-trip fares also available. It takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour; depending on traffic.
There is another bus company, CDG-Roissypole, which will take you to either the East Station (Gare de l'Est) or to Nation (East of Paris). From Gare de l'Est, take the metro (line 4) to the Latin Quarter or to INA.
Train to Paris:
Express train RER line B
The RER express train wlll take you from the airport to a number of stations in Paris, including Saint-Michel. fare (one way): 8.20 euros. See the RER page.
Metro. One ticket takes you eveywhere inside Paris. You can buy tickets at vending machines located inside the station; pay with coins or credit card (only if you have a PIN). See the RATP page.
Bus. Another convenient way to move about. Use the same types of tickets to ride on the Metro and on the bus. See the RATP page.
Taxi. not cheap, but fast and convenient. Taxis share special lanes with buses and therefore are able to avoid trafic jams.
Bicycles. The City of Paris has launched a convenient bicycle-sharing system. Bicycles sations are located in convenient places (one is in front of the Maison de la recherche). Bring your own helmet. Informatio on how to rent: a velib ("velo liberté"): Velib.