Paris is the administrative, economic, cultural and scientific capital of France. It is in the center of the Île-de-France region, also known as the “région parisienne”, or Paris Region. The City of Paris has an area of 105.4 square kilometers (40.7 square miles) and a population of about 2,250,000 within its city limits. The Paris Region covers 12,012 square kilometers (4,638 square miles), with a population of 12,000,000 which represents around 18 percent of the population of France. The average temperature in Paris in June is 17 Celsius degrees (63 Fahrenheit degrees). Visit the following websites for more details:
- City of Paris portal
- Paris Convention and Visitors Office
- RATP – Paris public transportation
- TimeOut – arts, culture and going out in Paris
The city of Paris is divided into twenty districts called “arrondissements”. The conference will take place at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), on Jussieu campus, in the heart of the Latin Quarter located in the 5th arrondissement. The Latin Quarter is the historical student quarter, and has remained an important student place. It is also a touristic highlight with many attractions to visit including the Pantheon, the Musée National du Moyen-Âge, the Luxembourg gardens and museum and the Arènes de Lutèce.
How to reach Paris?
By Air: There are two airports in the Paris Area
Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport
From Roissy airport to the center of Paris:
From Orly to the center of Paris:
Urban train: take the shuttle train called “Orlyval” from Orly airport to the train station named Antony. From there, the urban train RER B can take you directly to the center of Paris.
You can also travel to Paris by train. There are four main train stations in Paris, all of which are located in the city center: gare Montparnasse, gare de Lyon, gare d’Austerlitz, gare Saint-Lazare. See the website of SNCF (i.e. French National Train Company) for more details.
How to reach the conference site?
There are several possibilities to reach the conference site by public transport:
Metro: Jussieu station (lines: 7 or 10)
RER (Paris’ suburban train): Austerlitz station (15mn walk)
Bus: Jussieu station (lines: 567, 89) or Université Paris 6 station (lines: 24 or 63)
More information to come.