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SBDM 2012

Second Symposium on Biology of Decision Making, Paris, France

Symposium venue

ICM 

Address:

Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière

Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière

47 Bd de l'Hôpital
75651 Paris Cedex 13
FRANCE

To reach the symposium venue from any place of the city, we suggest to make use of the public transportations. General information about public transportations in Paris are available on the website of the RATP. You can also directly plan public transportation itineraries using the following website: http://www.ratp.fr/itineraires/fr/ratp/recherche-avancee.

Detailed instructions to reach the symposium venue from the international airports by public transportation (train, bus) or by taxi are provided below on this page.

The closest metro stations for the symposium venue are CHEVALERET (on line 6), SAINT-MARCEL (on line 5) and GARE D'AUSTERLITZ (on lines 5, 10 and RER C). These stops will bring you at different entrances of the Hôpital la Pitié Salpétrière where the ICM building is located (see map below).




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Transport to and from Charles de Gaulle airport

Train and subway

Charles de Gaulle Airport is well-served by the transportation network, so you should have no problems getting to the city. By the RER B (follow the sign "Paris by train" in the airport; one way ticket cost around €10), by taxi (around €60). Both Air France and SNCF run buses into the centre of Paris, for between €10 and €20.

Trains are quicker than buses and perhaps more convenient especially from Aérogare 2, which gets you to central Paris and to the RER/Métro complex in around 40 minutes. There are seven stops on RER-B within Paris; four of these offer connections (fr. correspondances) to certain métro lines, as follows:

  • Cité-Universitaire
  • Denfert-Rochereau (métro lines 4 & 6)
  • Port-Royal
  • Luxembourg
  • St-Michel Notre-Dame (métro lines 4 & 10; RER line C)
  • Châtelet-Les Halles (métro lines 1, 4, 7, 11, & 14; RER lines A & D)
  • Gare du Nord (métro lines 2, 4, & 5; RER lines D & E)

So, in summary, if you want to the RER B train directly to the symposium venue (ICM) from the Airport, you should follow the sign "Paris by train" in the airport, and once in the RER B train, stop at Gare du Nord to take line 5 (direction: Place d'Italie) and stop at Saint-Marcel. This will lead you to the entrance of Hôpital la Pitié Salpétrière where the ICM building is located (see the map above). So can plan other public transportation itineraries using the following website: http://www.ratp.fr/itineraires/fr/ratp/recherche-avancee.

Taxi

The rates, which are regulated by the Paris Prefect of Police, vary according to the time of day and the zone of travel (urban, suburban, and beyond). In normal traffic and excluding supplements, expect a fare of about €60.

The distance from Roissy/CDG, central Paris (75001) is approximately 40 km (25 miles).

Consult travel times for each "arrondissement".

Transport to and from Orly airport

There are a number of options for transferring from Orly airport to the City of Paris, or to Roissy/CDG for connections with international flights. A few will also offer transport to certain suburbs.

Taxi

Since Orly is so close to Paris, taxis can be a quick - if somewhat expensive - way to go. We do not recommend this method at rush hour, since fares can mount quickly while stuck in traffic!

The rates, which are regulated by the Paris Prefect of Police, vary according to the time of day and the zone of travel (urban, suburban, and beyond). In normal traffic and excluding supplements, expect a fare between Orly Airport and Paris to range from €30 to €45, depending on the "arrondissement".

In addition to the metered amount, there is a supplement of about €1 for each piece of luggage, as well as €2.70 for a fourth passenger. Families traveling with infants should keep in mind that taxis will not have a child seat available.

When you phone for a taxi to return from Paris back to the airport, the meter starts running from the point where the taxi was dispatched - which could be anywhere in the city. Consequently, the fare showing on the meter may already be €7-10 by the time you board the vehicle at your hotel.

The distance from Orly to central Paris (75001) is roughly 19 km or 12 miles (consult travel times for each "arrondissement").

Train and subway

The airport is also indirectly connected to Paris downtown by the Orlyval (automatic métro), a short 8-minute hop to the RER station 'Antony' in the suburb of Arcueil. From there you can take the RER-B rail line (regional métro system) north, directly into the heart of Paris.

The journey takes about 35 minutes to reach the Châtelet-Les Halles RER/métro complex (1st arrondissement). There are seven stops on RER-B within Paris; four of these offer connections (fr. correspondances) to certain métro lines, as follows:

  • Cité-Universitaire
  • Denfert-Rochereau (métro lines 4 & 6)
  • Port-Royal
  • Luxembourg
  • St-Michel Notre-Dame (métro lines 4 & 10; RER line C)
  • Châtelet-Les Halles (métro lines 1, 4, 7, 11, & 14; RER lines A & D)
  • Gare du Nord (métro lines 2, 4, & 5; RER lines D & E)

Orlyval operates between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., leaving every 4 to 7 minutes from each Orly terminal (Orly Sud and Orly Ouest). Tickets for this service can be purchased in all métro and RER stations, and also at a special Orlyval sales desk in Orly airport.

The one-way Orlyval fare is €7.60 for adults and €3.80 for children (ages 4-10) just to reach the 'Antony' station, or €9.85 for adults and €4.90 for children to head into the center of Paris - rather expensive in light of the short distance involved! Another valid fare, when purchased for Zones 1-4, is the Paris Visite pass (1, 2, 3 or 5 days) - a much better choice if you'll be traveling often on the métro and/or buses during your stay.