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Airport Connection

The conference will take place in the Latin quarter, not far from the :

RER (Réseau Express Régional) train station Luxembourg.

The subway stations Maubert Mutualité or Cardinal Lemoine.

From Paris to the meeting area

We remind you that Paris is already in a busy tourist period in June and that you should arrange flight and hotel bookings as soon as possible.
Most foreign participants will arrive either at the Roissy Charles De Gaulle International Airport or at the Orly Airport or in one of the Paris Train Stations. There are also low-cost companies flying to the Beauvais Airport

From Roissy CDG (by public transportation) :
Public transportation to the city of Paris is provided by the RER B (express train service). From Terminal 2, you can walk to the Roissy RER station. From Terminal 1, you will need to take the airport shuttle from the terminals to the station.
Take the RER B going to Paris until Luxembourg Station. It will take 45 minutes to get there.
Fares : combined ticket to Paris (RER-Métro) : 8.00 euros. Frequency every 15 minutes or so.
There is also a bus (Roissybus) going directly from the airport to Opera.
Depending on the traffic and the time of day, a taxi from CDG to downtown Paris should cost between 50 and 80 euros.

From Orly (by public transportation) :
There two options:

It will take 45 minutes to reach Luxembourg from the airport.
Depending on the traffic and the time of day, a taxi from Orly to downtown Paris should cost between 25 and 50 euros.

The following map shows the schematic path to go from the airports and train stations to the "Carré Des Sciences" (main entrance: 25, rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève, PARIS 5ème. Former site of Ecole polytechnique) area, which is close to the Luxembourg RER-B train station.

RER Plan

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Public Transportation

Subway tickets:
Single tickets are valid for single journeys. Tickets are sold individually or as a pack of 10, called a "carnet".
Fares : 1 ticket costs 1.40 euros, while a pack of 10 tickets (carnet) cost 10.70 euros.

Weekly Orange card coupon:
The Orange card coupon is a travel cardpass enabling you to use all the public transportation services (subway, RER, Bus) depending upon the chosen fare zone (concentric sections). It is valid from Monday morning through Sunday evening. You need zones 1-2, inside central Paris, which cost is 15.70 euros. If we want to travel from the airport (RERB, Roissybus or Orlybus but not Orlyval), you'll need a zone 1-5 ticket which costs 30.90 euros. The Orange card coupon can be purchased at all subway stations at cashiers. An orange card is made of a nominative card (remember to ask for it at the cashier) and a separate ticket on which you'll have to write the number of the nominative card. You will need an identity photo for the nominative card.

Paris visite coupon:
It is a travel coupon to travel freely in zone 1-2 or 1-5 for 1,2,3 or 5 days. See here for details.


You can get more detailed plans and informations from these URLs :

Subway Additional informations on the Subway.
Map of the Subway.
Paris airports Additionnal informations on Paris airports.
French railway Additionnal information on French railway.


With the following array, you estimate the trip duration.

Orly Airport to Luxembourg station 45 minutes
Roissy Airport to Luxembourg station 45 minutes
"Gare de Lyon" station to Luxembourg station 20 minutes
"Gare de Lyon" station to Monge-Mutualité bus stop - by bus number 63 15 minutes
"Gare du Nord" station to Luxembourg station 20 minutes
"Gare d'Austerlitz" station to Luxembourg station 20 minutes
"Gare de l'Est" station to Luxembourg station 20 minutes

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General informations

Most services and shops are open all day from 8 or 9 am to 6.30 or 7.30 pm. Sunday and Monday are standard closing days for shops but many of them tend to open on Monday.

Weather forecast:
Current weather in Paris.
Average temperature in early June: 12°C to 21°C.
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