Local information

Conference Venue

HALG 2016 will be held on the campus of Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, with the talks taking place in Amphitheater Buffon (15 rue Hélène Brion 75013 Paris).

The conference venue is located in the 13th arrondissement (district) of Paris on the left bank (Rive Gauche), a short walk from the Seine and the François Mitterrand National Library. It is a few minutes walk from the station Bibliotheque-Francois Mitterrand served by metro line 14 and RER C. The metro 14 links the venue to Châtelet-Les Halles (on the right bank) and the RER C to Saint-Michel in the latin quarter. The venue is also served by buses 62, 89 and 325 linking it to different parts of Paris. For further information on public transportation in Paris please use ratp; while Google maps works well in central Paris, the information on the ratp site is more complete when travelling from the suburbs.

There are several restaurants and cafés in the vicinity of the venue.

Below is a map showing the conference venue and the immediate surroundings.

Transport in Paris

Arriving by Train

If you arrive by train, every major train station in Paris has numerous connections to local transport (metro, RER, bus) to take you into any part of Paris.

Arriving by Plane

The two main airports serving Paris are Charles de Gaulle, Roissy (CDG) and Orly. We recommend buying return tickets to Paris when you arrive at the airport. From CDG the RER B line connects to central Paris. From Orly, depending on the time of your arrival you can either take a tram (T7) or the Orlybus that connects to the metro and RER stations.
Low-cost airlines typically arrive into Paris Beauvais which is very far from Paris; it takes over an hour by bus to Porte Maillot (cost €13) and another half hour to get into central Paris from there.

Travelling Locally in Paris

We recommend buying a booklet (carnet) of 10 t+ tickets when you arrive at the first stop in Paris. This is much cheaper than buying individual tickets. If you intend to move around a lot in Paris, you may want to consider buying a pass (there are various durations available); most tourist attractions are in the Zone 1-2 area.

For travellers from North America: Almost no automated machine in Paris will accept credit cards without a chip. So you should consider carrying sufficient cash around, or call up your credit card company and ask them to provide a replacement card with a chip. Most major credit card companies issue such cards.

Other events in Paris

There are several exciting events taking place just before and just after HALG.