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Practical Information BIS’2014

  • BIS'2014


    Date: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday June 17-19, 2014

  • Location: Conservatoire national des Arts et Métiers (CNAM)

292 rue Saint-Martin, 75003 PARIS (France)
(Paris map and CNAM Access map)

The Cnam is a French institution of long standing (1794) and deep scientific tradition. It accomplishes three interrelated missions:

– Lifelong education for students and working professionals
– Research in science, technology and management
– Diffusion of this knowledge

About 90 000 people are enrolled in the professional and management development programs and 7 000 students are earning an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree. The CNAM held over 350 national and international conferences, managed over 5 millions in research contracts and applied for 4 patents last year.

Getting to the CNAM

CNAM Access map

The CNAM is located in the 3rd district of Paris. There are many ways to reach the CNAM:

  • From Charles de Gaulle Airport
    Take RER B, stop at the station Châtelet les Halles and then take METRO (underground) line 4 (Direction “Marie de Montrouge”) and stop at the Réaumur Sébastopol station, exit the station and go to 292 rue Saint Martin
  • From Orly Airport
    Take OrlyVAL to Antony and then take RER B to Chatelet les Halles. Then, take METRO (underground) line 4 (Direction “Marie de Montrouge”) and stop at Réaumur Sébastopol station. Exit the station and go to 292 rue Saint Martin

Another alternative from Chatelets les Halles is to take the METRO line 11 (Direction “Marie des Lilas”)and stop at Station Arts et Métiers. Exit the station by the Rue Turbigo. The rue Conté is the other access to the CNAM. At CNAM, follow the signs to the conference location.


The BIS’2014 local organizing committee does not provide support for booking of accommodation and participants should arrange their accommodation themselves. Several hotels can be booked online from the official website of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau:, “Hotels & accommodation” section.

June is a very busy period in Paris, so we strongly recommend you to book your hotel in advance in order to guaranty availability and the best possible rates. Booking through Internet usually offers discounts (Internet or early bird special rates).

A list of hotels located around the BIS’2014 conference site is availiable here (please note that this list is for information only, no hotels  are offcially recommended and the rates have to be confirmed directly with the hotels).

Also Inria Teams in France have access to hotel booking through the Oreli application (expense debited directly from their team budget).

Visiting Paris

Paris is a close-knit and welcoming place with a pleasant climate. The Seine cuts across the city and two woods on either side offer a breath of fresh air. Indeed, Paris has been blessed by nature. From Lutetia to the Napoleon Bonaparte Empire, from the declaration of the Republic to the Paris Commune: Paris was right at the heart of events that marked French history and shaped its present.

There are more than 40 museums in Paris, France, from egyptian antiquity to XVIII th century painting in the Louvre and from Impressionnists to Modern Art through Orsay and Picasso Museums. For more information, see the Paris Tourism Office website.

Usefull links

Paris Airports

Paris transportation Map

Paris Public Transportation (RATP)


Taxis G7 (+33 1 41 27 66 99)

Taxis Bleus (36 09)