| Congrès international du Jubilé
International Jubilee congress
26-30 juin 2000 - Paris
De la clinique à la recherche : penser la psychiatrie|
From clinical practice to research : rethinking psychiatry
TRAVEL TO PARIS
Paris is located at the center of a railroad and airline network. There are many direct flights from all over the world, and main European capitals are linked to Paris by train. Paris is also connected to network, of major highways.
Airplane : You can reach Paris directly by plane via the two international and national airports : Roissy Charles de Gaulle or Orly.
Train : Paris has 6 train stations, managed by the SNCF: Gare de Lyon, Gare dAusterlitz, Gare de lEst, Gare Montparnasse, Gare du Nord and Gare Saint Lazare.
Branch offices of the Paris Visitors Bureau are available at these stations, and provide information to travelers. All the train stations are connected to buses, the Metro, and some are linked to the RER.
TRAVEL TO PARIS DOWNTOWN
From the international airports, you can either take a taxi, a bus, or the RER to go to the city. Buses provided by AIR FRANCE and the RATP (bus and metro company) will take you directly to Porte Maillot (location of the Congress) or Place Charles de Gaulle Etoile, Invalides and Gare Montparnasse (where you can transfer to public transportation).
AIR FRANCE : OFFICIAL TRANSPORT FOR THE CONGRESS
The French national airline will be the Official Carrier for the event. In order for the participants to benefit from special airfares, a partnership is set up with AIR FRANCE regarding the domestic network. If you wish to benefit from these special airfares, mention it on the Congress registration form (A form). You will receive a document with the AIR FRANCE agreement number. Upon presentation of this document to
any AIR FRANCE sales points or any travel agencies, you will benefit from the special airfares on a domestic airflight.
Up to 50% discount to round trip journey on the domestic network
TRAVEL WITHIN PARIS
Using public transportation is the best way to travel within Paris and to discover the city. Public transportation is fast and inexpensive.
During the Congress, all the registered participants and accompanying persons (except those benefiting from reduced fees) can use the RATP public transportation free of charge (RER, metro or bus). A PARIS VISITE transportation ticket, valid for the total length of the Congress (5 days), will be sent to participants, together with the final confirmation. Should you loose or forget the ticket sent to you, no additional ticket will be delivered free of charge. Tickets, however, can be bought at the Tours and Events Desk , onsite, at a special fare of 23 E (150 FRR) per ticket.
Metro - RER : There is always a metro station within 500 m of wherever you are and want to go in Paris. Metro stations usually have a map of the neighborhood hung on the wall near the exits.
Paris underground network consists of two separate but linked systems : the Métropolitain, known as the Métro , which has 13 lines and over 300 stations, and the RER, a network of suburban services who pass through the city centre.
Bus : The best way of transportation to travel easily while discovering Paris and its monuments. There are 58 lines throughout the city. It is recommended, however, that you avoid taking buses during peak hours. Regular bus services operate Monday to Saturday from about 7 am to 8.30 pm. Bus service is drastically reduced on Sundays and after 8.30 pm. As your bus approaches, signal the driver by waving.
Taxis : They are substantially more expensive than public transportation, but allow you to travel at a time when the RATP system is closed. Taxi stations are available throughout the city, especially on important thoroughfares or by entertainment halls or train stations.
Climate : The weather in Paris is a continental one. In the summer, the weather is usually warm and dry during daytime. However, warm clothes are recommended in the evening. Rain showers may occur.
The official currency is the French Franc. You can also use the Euro (E) currency for your payments by credit card or bank transfer. Only cash payments in FFR will be accepted.
The customs formalities vary according to the country of origin. Please address enquiries about customs and vaccination requirements to your travel agent or to the local French consulate.
Insurance : The Congress registration fee does not include insurance. Participants should arrange their own insurance. Health and accident insurance is recommended and has to be purchased in your own country.
Dernière mise à jour : mercredi 7 juillet 1999 18:26:31
Dr Jean-Michel Thurin