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

Airport Transportation

Arrival Coordination

Room Sharing

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).


Getting Around (to and from the Meeting Venue)



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


Cellphones / Data

Miscellaneous Information



Social Event & T-shirt Tickets

Espresso, Coffee & Tea



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