5-9 July 2006 Paris-Sorbonne


Travel to Paris :

- by air : Paris is served by two airports, Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY). There are flights to Paris from most major cities. Air France has agreed to offer a conference rate to our delegates.To obtain the reference number you need to give to Air France offices when booking, please e-mail

From CDG, the most convenient way to reach Paris is the suburban railway "RER" line B. From your landing point, follow the "RER" signposting, which leads to the RER station either through corridors or in a shuttle bus according to your landing point. It has stops at "Saint-Michel" and "Luxembourg" for the Sorbonne area, and (three stations later) a stop called "Cité Universitaire" for the halls of residence. It may take from 30 to 45 minutes to reach the centre of Paris. Taxis cost around 50 €.

From Orly, there is a bus stopping at "Cité Universitaire " (halls of residence) and terminating at "Denfert-Rochereau" where you can take the RER underground (line B) to "Luxembourg" or "Saint-Michel" for the Sorbonne. From Orly, you may also take the internal "Orlyval" shuttle connecting to the RER station "Antony" (line B) stopping at "Cité Universitaire", "Luxembourg" and "Saint-Michel", or the RER (line C) directly to "Saint-Michel".

- by train : there are direct or connecting trains from most European cities.

There are high-speed "Eurostar" trains from London, and "Thalys" from Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne. All arrive gare du Nord which is on RER B. St Michel station is two stops from Gare du Nord in the direction Robinson/St Rémy les Chevreuse.
St Michel and Luxembourg (3 stations from Gare du Nord) are close to the Sorbonne.
The residence "Cité Universitaire" is 6 RER stations from Gare du Nord.

There are fast trains and sleepers from Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.

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