FLYING TO PARIS
Paris has two airports:
- Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (tél : +33 (0)1 48 62 12 12) for most international flights, located to the north of the city
- Orly (tel : +33 (0)1 49 75 52 52), mainly for domestic flights, located to the south of the city.
For further information on flights and means of transport to Paris city centre, you may consult the Paris Airports’ website: www.adp.fr.
GETTING TO UNESCO HEADQUARTERS
The entrance to building for the conference is 125 avenue de Suffren in the 7th arrondissement of Paris.
- By métro (underground/subway)
On the Parisian metro system, tickets can be purchased individually at 1.90€ or in the form of a book of 10 (a “carnet”) for 16.90€ and each ticket is valid for one trip, regardless of the distance traveled.
These tickets can be purchased at almost all metro stations or from a “tabac.” The most convenient metro stations for visitors to UNESCO are Ségur (metro line 10), Cambronne (metro line 6) and École Militaire (metro line 8) .
Use the same tickets as for the metro, one ticket per trip but without the right to transfer. You must punch the ticket as you get on the bus.
Tickets purchased on board are at 2.00 €. Buses which pass near UNESCO are the 28, 80, 82, 87 and 92.
For further information on travel in Paris and the Paris region, you may consult the Paris Transport website: www.ratp.fr.
It is possible to order a taxi by calling one of the following taxi company:
Taxis G7 : 3607
Alpha Taxis : 01 45 85 85 85
Taxis Bleus : 3609
There are many public fee-paying parking spaces near UNESCO, both underground and surface, indicated by a sign with a white P on a blue background. Please bear in mind that parking tickets are regularly given if payment is not made or the time limit is passed.
Participants should contact the nearest French consulate/French diplomatic mission in their country to obtain information regarding acquiring a visa, if necessary.
The climate in Paris in March means that mornings are still cool and temperatures are mild in the middle of the day (between 4°C and 16°C). Comfortable clothing is always required. However, the weather in Paris in March remains welcoming, thanks to the pleasant presence of the sun during the day.
For weather forecasts you can consult the Météo France website: www.meteofrance.com.
The euro (€) is the standard currency in France. Most store and hotels accept major international credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express etc.).
The Presidential Conference will take place in Room I, used for the meetings of the UNESCO General Conference but which also regularly hosts major conferences and ceremonies but also a variety of cultural productions.
Simultaneous interpretation in English and French will be available during the conference and will be provided by UNESCO official interpreters