Warning this is an archive of the 2016 edition of the SBDM meeting.

Please refer to http://sbdm2017.isir.upmc.fr for the current edition

 

SBDM 2016

Sixth International Symposium on Biology of Decision Making, Paris, France

Symposium venues

  • May 25-26: Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière (ICM) (red location on the map below)
  • May 27: Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) (blue location on the map below)
  • Social event (May 26 evening): Tour Zamansky, UPMC campus (green location on the map below)

Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), salle Jaurès

29 Rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris, France

(blue location on the map below)

Metro stations: CENSIER-DAUBENTON (line 7) and LUXEMBOURG (RER B).

 [JPG] Entrée_ENS_45_rue_d'ulm
[JPG] ICM
 

Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière (ICM)

Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière

47 Bd de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris, France

(red location on the map below)

Metro stations: CHEVALERET (line 6), SAINT-MARCEL (line 5) and GARE D'AUSTERLITZ (lines 5, 10 and RER C).

Social event @ Zamansky Tower

Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC)

4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France

(green location on the map below)

Metro station: JUSSIEU (lines 7, 10).

 [JPG] zamansky

 

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.

 

 

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 use public transportation from the Airport, you should follow the sign "Paris by train" at the airport, and take the RER B train to Paris.

If you're going directly to Ecole Normale Supérieure, stop at Luxembourg. If you're going directly to ICM, stop at Gare du Nord and there take line 5 (direction: Place d'Italie) and stop at Saint-Marcel.

You 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 the closest airport 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.