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IETF 83 - Paris, France, March 25-30, 2012

Airport Transportation

From Charles De Gualle Airport (CDG)

From Orly Field Airport (ORY)

Arrival Coordination

Arrival Coordination

Room Sharing

Room Sharing

Departure Coordination

Departure Coordination


The official language of France is French. Some useful language for travelers (including auditory pronunciation):

Public Transportation and Area Maps

Paris Metro Map (The station near the venue is Porte Maillot, where line 1 as well as RER line C stop - there is street level access as well as access directly into Le Palais des Congrès on Level -1)

Use the RATP journey planner to navigate your way through Paris. RATP also has iPhone and iPad apps (note that functions other than displaying the metro and bus maps require connectivity).

How to Use Public Transportation in Paris (PDF).


Walking tours of Paris

Other ways to tour Paris (Segway Tours, Fat Tire Bike Tours, audio tours, etc.)

Museums of Paris

Other Places of Interest (Monuments, Gardens, etc.)

Getting Around (to and from the Meeting Venue)

Le Palais des Congrès de Paris

Multi-day Public Transportation Passes


Running Routes


Soccer BOF: I'm recovering from (another) ankle sprain, so I'm not playing. However, if we have nice Spring weather, folks might want to self-organize a BOF. The Hosts for IETF 84 promised we will have an AWESOME Soccer BOF venue in Atlanta. – Eric

ATMs & Money Conversion

The currency for Paris, France is the EURO (€).

Cash machines at the airport:

HSBC is the established bank at Charles de Gualle and Orly Field. They have 25 ATMs across Charles de Gualle and a branch, between terminals 2D and 2F. At Orly Field the bank branch is in Terminal West, arrival level. HSBC customers can access all their normal services, and other bank customers can withdraw cash.

Currency exchange:

Travelex, the currency exchange company, have 23 branches in Charles de Gaulle, and two at Orly Field ( locations). Here you can buy and sell cash and traveler’s cheques, and claim back the VAT on your purchases in France. You can also buy phone cards and transfer money internationally. There are four offices in terminal 1, two in 2A, 2B, 2c and 2D, three in 2F, four in 2E and one in terminal 3.

Currency Conversion Tool

On Tipping

ATMS near the meeting venue

Other banks

Electrical Plug / Outlet

Electrical Plug and Outlet information for France


Shop locations

Cellphones / Data

Cellphone / Data

Miscellaneous Information

Smoking/No Smoking in Paris

Safety Advice

Useful Telephone Numbers (including emergency services)

Bike hire in Paris with Vélib (there are Vélib spots at the Porte Maillot Station)


Naturalia 11 Rue Bayen 75017 Paris, France Tel: 01 56 79 02 56 (chain of small organic foods products stores throughout Paris, including vegetarian/vegan friendly items, organic produce, and gluten-free products)

Bio-Moi 35 rue Debelleyme 75003 Paris, France Tel: 0142780326 Vegan market with gluten-free products

Monoprix 25 Avenue Ternes 75017 Paris, France

Franprix 25 Bis Boulevard Gouvion-Saint-Cyr 75017 Paris, France

Shopi 59 Avenue Roule 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Franprix 6 Rue St Ferdinand 75017 Paris, France

Carrifour 3 Rue Pierre Demours 75017 Paris, France


Places to eat in Le Palais des Congres

Restaurants of Paris

Social Event & T-shirt Tickets

Espresso, Coffee & Tea

Google Map of Coffee in Paris


Current weather in Paris

Other Paris weather information