CNSM 2011 will be held in the historic building of the Paris Descartes UniversityParis Descartes University
12, Rue de l'éle de Médecine
, in the heart of the renowned Quartier Latin in Paris.
Paris Descartes University is located in one of the most famous and attractive districts of Paris, and and is very close to the Seine river. Most attractive places in Paris, such as Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse Tower, Saint Michel's fountain, Jardin du Luxembourg, Jardin des plantes, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame de Paris, etc. are within few minutes.
- From Gare du Nord: you can take the Metro line No. 4 direction "Porte d'Orléans" and get off at "Odéon". Get out the metro station to Boulevard Saint Germain. You will see UGC DANTON Cinema face to you, and you continue at your left. You must pass near STARBUCKS COFFEE shop and the cinema become behind you. Just continue directly up to 12 rue de l'école de medicine (about 200 m).
- From other Gare station : Gare de Lyon, Gare de l'Est, Gare d'Austerlitz, Airport CDG/ORLY, etc. : Please consider visting the site of RATP for more information (Discovering Paris, Travelling, Access to the Airports, Maps, Routes).
- From other city in France or Europe : If you intend to come from other city in france, you may get more information here.
Exit "Odéon" Metro Station./images/P5/1.jpg
Roadmap: Starbucks coffee./images/P5/2.jpg
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1-Façade de l'entrée du Siège Unversité Paris Descartes./images/P5/5.jpg
2-Façade de l'entrée du Siège Unversité Paris Descartes./images/P5/6.jpg
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3-Façade de l'entrée du Siège Unversité Paris Descartes./images/P5/8.jpg
L'entrée du siège de l'université Paris Descartes./images/P5/9.jpg
Hall Principal du RDC au siège./images/P5/10.jpg
Hall pour l'accès au Grand Amphi./images/P5/11.jpg
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Hall pour l'accès aux salles du RDC./images/P5/14.jpg
Galerie du Saint Germain./images/P5/15.jpg
Salle du Jury au RDC./images/P5/16.jpg
Salle du foyer des Professeurs au RDC./images/P5/17.jpg
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Salle du conseil au 1er etage./images/P5/21.jpg
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Site Touristique: Saint Michel./images/P5/paris1.jpg
Site Touristique: Paris - Seine./images/P5/paris2.jpg
Site Touristique: Paris - Tour Eiffel./images/P5/paris3.jpg
Site Touristique: Notre Dame de Paris./images/P5/paris4.jpg
Site Touristique: L'arc de triomphe./images/P5/paris5.jpg
Site Touristique: FontaineBleau./images/P5/fontainebleau1.jpg
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Site Touristique: Versaille./images/P5/versailles1.jpg
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Site Touristique: Versaille./images/P5/versailles4.jpg
Bld Saint Germain des Près is one of the most luxury place in Paris, and hotels in the very vicinity are little expensive and overbooked. We note that Paris 5 university is located near the metro N° 4, which is the most frequent line in Paris (1 metro every 2 minutes). The bus station is located near the entry, and deserved by many bus (63, 86, 87 and 96). Here a few suggestions of hotels:
7 rue Casimir Delavigne, 75006 Paris
Tel. +33 (1) 53 10 28 50 - Fax +33 (1) 43 25 28 12
Single occupancy rate: 250€
9 carrefour de l'Odéon 75006 Paris
Tél. : +33 (0) 1 44 27 07 97 - Fax. : +33 (0) 1 46 33 45 30
Single occupancy rate: 220€ breakfast included
17 rue du Cotentin, 75015 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 91 23 86 - Fax: +33 (0)1 53 91 23 74
Single occupancy rate: 140€ breakfast included
32 rue des Saint Pères, 75007 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 45 49 80 00 - Fax +33 (0)1 45 44 75 24
Single occupancy rate: 139€ breakfast included
1 bis, rue de Vaugirard, 75006 PARIS
Tel : +33 (0)1 43 29 88 10 - Fax : +33 (0)1 43 29 15 98
Single occupancy rate: 139€ breakfast included
21/23, avenue de la Porte de Châtillon, 75014 PARIS
Tel : +33 (0)1 58 14 01 60 - Fax : +33 (0)1 58 14 01 65
Single occupancy rate: 47€, breakfast: 3.70€
Entry to France
Visas and Legal Formalities
Visas are delivered by the French diplomatic authorities in the country of origin of the applicant. The paper acceptance email usually suffices to obtain a visa to enter France. However, if you need nonetheless an invitation letter from the organizers in order to obtain a visa to enter France, please send to email@example.com
- Last Name:
- First Name:
- Address + country:
- Date and Place of birth:
- Passport number:
An invitation letter will be emailed to you afterwards. Please note that a Visa letter can only be sent to you once your registration and payment for CNSM'2011 have been received.
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Banking and Shopping
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- Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents; €1 and 2.
Value of the euro against the US dollar can be found at http://www.xe.com/ucc/.
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One of the most economical ways to use your money in France is by paying directly with your credit card and to get cash directly from ATMs or banks. Using credit cards for purchases is easy and reliable throughout France. Visa is the most widely accepted, followed by MasterCard. American Express is more often accepted in premium establishments. Most establishments post signs indicating the cards they accept. If you intend to use credit cards in smaller shops and restaurants, it is a good idea to ask what cards they take before ordering. ATM machines are available anywhere in France, and they often offer the best exchange rates. Virtually, all ATMs in France take Visa and Mastercard, and many are linked to the Cirrus and Plus systems. American Express has ATMs in major cities as well. Be sure to remember your PIN number: you will often be asked for it when paying at hotels, restaurants, shops, etc...
Most of the Department stores and shops are open on Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. till 7:30 p.m.
A sales tax of 19.6 percent (the Value Added Tax) is tacked on to almost every purchase. However, provided that you are non-resident of the European Union, if you spend more than amount at any participating store, you can get the VAT amount refunded before you depart
The VAT can be refunded for goods but not services.
Most restaurants include tax and a 15% service charge ("service compris") in their prices. If a meal or service has been particularly good, leaving another E Euros (or 2-3 %) is customary, as is leaving the waiter the small change from your bill if you pay in cash. If service is not included ("service non compris") a 15 % tip is appropriate. Tip is not mandatory but expected from hotel porters, taxi drivers or hairdressers depending on your satisfaction.