Conference Venue: Holiday Inn Paris - Porte de Clichy 2 Rue Du 8 Mai 1945, Clichy, 92110 Paris, France
Paris has a timeless familiarity for first-time and frequent visitors, with instantly recognizable architectural icons and priceless artistic treasures. The wrought-iron spire of the Eiffel Tower, the glamourous Champs-Élysées guarded by the Arc de Triomphe, the gargoyled Notre Dame cathedral, bridges spanning the Seine and art nouveau cafes are etched in the minds of anyone who has visited the city – and the imaginations of those who are yet to.
Despite being one of the world’s major metropolises, Paris’ quartiers are like a patchwork of villages, constantly evolving to be discovered and re-discovered. Awaken your artistic spirit at the incomparable Louvre, bargain hunt at the Marché aux Puces and enjoy the view at the Basilique du Sacré Coeur with a pain au chocolat. Paris is the ideal destination for pre and post conference day-trips.
How to get to Paris
If you’re arriving by air, you’ll touch down at one of Paris’ major airports, Charles de Gaulle or Paris Orly. Both airports are within easy reach of the capital, Charles de Gaulle being 23km to the North of Paris and Paris-Orly being 14km to the South. For security reasons, left-luggage services are not available at Paris’ airports.
Getting around Paris
Paris is extremely well connected and getting from A to B is very easy. Whether you take the metro, the bus or the RER suburban trains, the whole city and the Ile-de-France region are well covered.
A single metro ticket costs EUR 1.80, and can be used for one journey, including all connections. White-coloured tickets can be purchased singly or in a book of 10 (“carnet”) for EUR 14.40, at the ticket offices or machines in metro stations, and also in some tobacconists. Keep hold of your ticket until you have completed your journey, as you may be asked to show it if tickets are being inspected. If you cannot produce proof of payment for the ticket inspectors, you may risk paying a fine. This ticket, valid for zones 1 and 2, allows you to travel anywhere in Paris, and even beyond, since it will take you to the end of each metro line, even if it is located in zone 3 (as for example La Défense on line 1).
The metro operates every day from around 6:00 to 0.30. The times of the first and last trains vary depending on the point along the line that you are departing from. Trains are less frequent on Sundays and public holidays.
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Anyone claiming to be a taxi who does not have a specially-equipped vehicle is illegal.
The minimum journey charge is fixed at EUR 7.
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