2 conference sites

The lectures on the 23rd of March will take place at the Faculty of Pharmacy, 4 avenue de l’Observatoire, 75006 Paris, close to the RER B station “Luxembourg”. From Porte d’Orleans one can take bus 38 and get off at Val de Grâce or Auguste Comte or one can take metro line 4 and get off at Vavin (see map below).

The conference on the 24 and 25th of March will take place at the Maison Internationale in the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris,17 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, close to the RER B station Cité Universitaire. Below you will find suggested itineraries to reach the venue at the Maison Internationale from the airports and major train stations.

From the hotels around Porte d’Orléans, one can reach Cité Universitaire by tram line T3.



 Coming to Paris

Please be aware that the itinerary provided below is for the scientific part of the JEEP2016 starting on Thursday.

For other travel itineraries and additional information on the public transportation in Paris please refer to the website of the RATP.


By Plane

Orly airport is located closest to Paris and ideally situated for the conference venue in Cité Universitaire.

  • Orly bus (€7.70 one way) provides a direct connection between Orly Airport and Cité Universitaire: bus stop Montsouris Tombe Issoire (it takes about 20 minutes from the airport outside the rush hour). The  terminus is at Denfert Rochereau: connection with metro lines 4 and 6 and RER B to get to the Faculty of Pharmacy for the Wednesday session.
  • OrlyVal provides a connection with the RER B in Antony (for arrivals during rush hour, €12.05 for OrlyVal and RER B together). Take any RER B train in the direction of Paris (final destinations most of the time Mitry-Claye or Aéroport Ch. De Gaulle) and get off at the station Cité Universitaire for the conference venue (about 30 min travel time in total).
  • Les Cars Air France is another possibility to get to Paris, but they have no stops close to the venue.


If there are no flights to Orly from your nearest airport, no worries, you can fly to


Charles de Gaulle / Roissy airport, located north-east of Paris

  • RER B (€10,- one way) provides an excellent connection with the conference site. Take any RER B train from the airport in the direction of Paris (final destinations most often Robinson, Massy-Palaiseau, Orsay, or St Remy lès Chevreuse) and get off at Cité Universitaire. Depending on the train travel time is between 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Plenty of shuttle busses can take you to your hotel from the airport


Under no circumstances !!!! fly to Paris Beauvais Airport unless you need to travel on a shoestring and you like to travel for a hobby. There is a Navette to Paris for €17 one-way delivering you in Paris at Porte Maillot. From there take metro line 1 to Châtelet and change to RER B direction Robinson/St. Remy lès Chevreuse and get off at Cité Universitaire (in total approximately 2 hours travel time or more… For the aficionados: you will be taking in the northern French countryside followed by the north-western Parisian suburbs, topped off by metro line 1 which is nowadays fully automatic without driver).



By train


From the North: Thalys or TGV to Gare du Nord. Take the RER B directly to Cité Universitaire (about 15 min, direction Robinson, Massy-Palaiseau, Orsay, or St Remy lès Chevreuse) or take metro line 4 to reach Porte d’Orléans/ Montrouge for the hotels (the travel time is relatively long 30 min, but no change is required)


From the East: ICE or TGV to Gare de l’Est. If you travel directly to the conference venue it is worth the effort to follow the indications to Gare du Nord (on foot 5 min, although with stairs) and take the RER B from there (see above). If not, take metro line 4 from Gare de l’Est to Porte d’Orléans (direction Montrouge). At Denfert Rochereau the possibility exists to change to the RER B to arrive at Cité Universitaire.

From the West: Regional trains to Gare St Lazare

For the conference venue take metro line 14 (direction Olympiades) change in Châtelet to RER B (direction Robinson, Massy-Palaiseau, Orsay, or St Remy lès Chevreuse) and get off at Cité Universitaire.

For Porte d’Orléans take metro line 12 (direction Mairie d’Issy), change to line 4 in Montparnasse Bienvenüe in the direction of Montrouge.


From the South (by TGV or regional trains): 

Gare de Lyon

Cité Universitaire (conference venue): RER line A, change in Châtelet-Les Halles to the RER B (direction Robinson, Massy-Palaiseau, Orsay, or St Remy lès Chevreuse)

Porte d’Orléans: RER line A or metro line 14 to Châtelet-Les Halles and change to line 4 direction Montrouge.

Gare d’Austerlitz

Cité Universitaire (conference venue): RER line C (direction Pontoise, Versailles Chateau/Rive Droite, St Quentin (Please be aware that this is NOT the direction to Versailles Chantiers)), change in St. Michel-Notre Dame to the RER B (direction Robinson, Massy-Palaiseau, Orsay, or St Remy lès Chevreuse)

Porte d’Orléans: Metro line 10 to Odéon and change to line 4 direction Montrouge

Gare Montparnasse

Cité Universitaire (conference venue): metro line 6, change in Denfert Rocherau to the RER B (direction Robinson, Massy-Palaiseau, Orsay, or St Remy lès Chevreuse)

Porte d’Orléans: Metro line 4 direction Montrouge (or take line 6 and change in Raspail or Denfert Rochereau to line 4, because line 6 is much closer to the actual trains!)



 By Car (Really!? After all these options?)


Follow the directions to Paris, once on the périphérique (coming from the west take the “exterieur” and from the east the “interieur”) you may have to adapt your driving style and if you make it unscathed, take the exit Porte d’Orléans (south side of Paris). For the conference venue, take a right onto Blvd Jourdan and in about 1 km you will find the main entrance of Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris on your right; however, you will not be allowed to enter by car and you will have to find a place to park elsewhere…


Disclaimer: The conference organization is not liable in any way for delays of the RER B or of any other means of transportation. Listed transportation times are for reference only and are by no means legally binding. Please take into account that Parisian public transportation can suddenly stop for any conceivable and inconceivable reason in particular when you are in a hurry.

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