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ICPS 2019 will take place at The Palais des Congrès de Paris.

The Palais des Congrès de Paris

ICPS 2019 will convene at the Palais des Congrès de Paris, an architecturally iconic, easily accessible venue in the heart of Paris. Located in the 17th arrondissement, the Palais offers ICPS attendees a wide range of public transportation options to reach the venue and nearby tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe via the Porte Maillot metro station on Line 1. The Palais is a major meeting place for decision makers and scientific experts, and also features a wide choice of restaurants.

The Palais des Congrès de Paris
2 Place de la Porte Maillot
Paris, France 75017

Visiting Paris
Visitor information is available through the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau website and the official travel guide site of France.

Traveling to Paris
Information for attendees travelling to Paris can be found on the following pages:
U.S. Passports & International Travel
French Customs Information
Paris Travel Guide

Arriving by Plane
Paris has two international airports.

Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
95700 Roissy-en-France, France
30 km (19 miles) north-east of Paris

From Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport:
The RER line B
links Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris Gare du Nord. This is the quickest way to reach central Paris (about 40 min). Departure every 10 – 15 minutes from 05:00 to 24:00
By air France or ADP shuttle bus – take line 2 (buses go directly to Porte Maillot / Palais des Congrès or to “Opera” in the city center) Departure every 15 minutes from 05:45 to 23:00
Approximate travel time: 1 hour
Cost: € 15

Orly Airport (ORY)
94390 Orly, France
18 km (11 miles), south of the city.

From Orly Airport:
A high-speed shuttle train (Orlyval) runs every 4 – 7 min (6 am – 11 pm) to RER B station Antony. Getting to central Paris takes about 35 min. Or use the les Cars Air France.
By les Cars Air France – take Line 1 to get to the station “Invalides” or “Montparnasse” Departure every 30 minutes from 06:00 to 23:00. Approximate travel time: 40 minutes to 1 hour.
Cost: € 11.50
By Taxi: Approximate travel time to central Paris is 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic.
Cost: approximately € 50 / € 60

Public Transportation Paris
Paris public transport is operated by the RATP and includes the métro subway system, RER trains, buses, night buses, Montmartre bus, and the Montmartre funicular railway, all of which accepts the same tickets and passes (but see also RER trains below). You can purchase individual tickets, or a Paris Visite Metro Pass, available for 2, 3, or 5 consecutive days and designed expressly for visitors and offering unlimited travel, special offers and discounts of up to 35% at a variety of attractions in the Paris area. This makes travelling around the city very easy.

For more information on underground routes and time tables refer to

How to Purchase a ticket
Single tickets are € 1.50. Tickets for public transport are available at subway stations, some bus terminals and registered retailers, usually tobacconists and bookshops, displaying the RATP sign.

The metro is probably the best way to travel within the city. It operates from 05:30 to 01:00. You should keep your ticket until you leave the metro as you may need it at some exit doors and in case of controls.

Line 1 of the metro (La Défense-Château de Vincennes) crosses the city from east to west and provides direct access to the Palais des Congrès “Porte Maillot” station.

Although slower than the metro at certain hours of the day depending on traffic density, bus services are frequent during the day and more irregular after 20:00 on some lines. Lines to “Porte Maillot”: 82 (Luxembourg-Neuilly), 73 (Concorde-La Défense), and PC 1, 2 and 3 (beltway line).

The average fare from Downtown to the Palais des Congrès is 15 €. For your ride back, there is a Taxi station located in the Avenue de la Grande Armée, right to the Palais des Congrès: +33 (0) 145 72 61 84.

Taxi Bleu: +33 (0) 891 70 10 10
G7 Taxi: +33 (0) 147 39 47 39

Arriving by Car
To reach “Porte Maillot”, you need to drive on the inner/outer ring road and you should exit on “Boulevard Périphérique Ouest” (west beltway). Direct access to the underground parking of the Palais des Congrès via Porte Maillot. Open 24 hours a day.

Arriving by Train
Line C
of the RER Commuter train provides direct access to “Porte Maillot” station.

Shuttle Bus Service
Shuttle bus service is available from Paris airport Roissy Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly and the railway stations Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon, Gare Montparnasse and Gare de l’Est to the Palais des Congrès. Please refer to the shuttle bus link on the Bonjour La France website or the Paris-Charles de Gaulle by public transport webpage.