To know if you need a visa to travel to Paris please check here.
In case you have to get a visa, this website could be helpful. Contact the organization commitee if you need an invitation letter.
This information is provided as a guide to participants. The ISMIR 2018 organization commitee will not be liable for any visa-related issues you may incur.
The main program (oral and poster sessions) will take place at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP). In the following, we provide a guide for participants to go to CIUP from the airports Orly and Charles de Gaulle.
1 - At Orly airport buy a ticket at the Orlyval ticket office (check signs at airport). Ask for a ticket to Paris, this will cover the two connexions (Orlyval and RER B). Keep the ticket with you throughout the journey. You'll need to validate it to exit the trains.
2 - Take the Orlyval (entrance K in South Terminal, entrance A at Arrival level in West terminal) and descend in Antony.
3 - At Antony, take the train RER B direction Mitry Claye or Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV.
4 - Descend at Cité Universitaire.
1 - At Orly airport buy a ticket for the Orlybus with direction to Paris. You can buy it at the ticket office or ticket machine at Orly Sud departure point; on board the Orlybus; and at the Orlyval agencies at Orly Ouest and Orly Sud.
2 - Take the Orlybus at gate H platform 4 (in Terminal South) or gate J level 0 - arrivals (in Terminal West).
3 - Descend at Denfert Rochereau (terminal). Buy a ticket+ (€2) and take the train RER B direction Saint-Rémy Les-Chevreuse, Robinson or Massy Palessau.
4 - Descend at Cité Universitaire (1 stop).
Taxis are only located at exit L and B. The vehicles located there are the only ones allowed to provide service at Orly airport. From the airport to reach Paris should cost €30-35. Official taxis always have a clear sign on top of the car and a taximeter inside.
1 - At Airport Charles de Gaulle, got to the train terminals (RER B terminals). Those are located at: terminal 1 and 3 in Airport Charles de Gaulle 1; terminals 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G in Airport Charles de Gaulle 2.
4 - Look for a ticket machine and buy a ticket to Paris (station Cité Universitaire).
5 - Take the train RER B direction Saint-Rémy Les-Chevreuse, Robinson or Massy Palessau.
6 - Descend at Cité Universitaire.
Official taxis always have a clear sign on top of the car and a taximeter inside. To leave the airport, you will find taxis at the exit to the baggage reclaim area of your arrival terminal:
Terminal 1: exit 24 on the arrivals level
Terminal 2A: exit 6
Terminal 2C: exit 14
Terminal 2D: exit 7
Terminal 2E: gate 10 on the arrivals level
Terminal 2F: gate 11 ont the arrivals level
Terminal 3: exit of the arrivals hall
Terminal 2G: blue gate
In case your hosting is not near Cité Universitaire, you can reach your place with the Paris Metro. Please check in the map for the more convenient connexion. Tickets for the Metro (and local buses) can be bought individually or in packs of ten (un carnet), which is cheaper. If you are staying in Paris for more than two days and you plan to visit the city then the carnet is an appealing option.