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Paris Public Transport

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   [Hotels nearby]
   [Students accommodation]
   [Hotel selection by Michael Fingerhut]

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Metro/Bus information

Paris public transport network is operated by RATP and gives access to Metro, Buses, Tramway and the RER suburban lines.

Transportation boundaries are defined by zones. Check out the RATP website and select "zone map". The Charles-De-Gaulle Airport is located in zone 5, while IRCAM is in the center of Paris in zone 1. Most tickets are valid for zone 1&2, covering inner Paris.

You can download a standard Metro map in PDF format from the here.

RATP offers a wide range of travel cards and passes within the region of Paris and its suburbs (fr.: banlieue).

Airport tickets: Tickets from/to the airports Charles-De-Gaulle and Orly are priced 8.50 EUR; the closest RER B station to IRCAM is Chatelet - Les Halles.

Metro tickets: t+ single fare tickets are valid on all Metro and Bus lines and the RER network within the zones 1&2 (metropolitan Paris). The t+ ticket is one-way with as many changes as you need, if you stay inside the Metro network. Please note that it is not possible to make metro/bus, metro/tram, RER/bus and RER/tram connections. Purchasing a book of 10 t+ tickets (fr.: carnet) allows you to save 27% on the price of buying 10 individual tickets (single fare ticket 1.60 EUR / carnet 11.60 EUR).

Mobilis daily pass: Please ask for the Mobilis daily pass at the ticket counter (it is not available from automatic vending machines). This daily pass provides unlimited use of public transportation within different zones. Fro inner Paris, zones 1&2, it is priced 5.90 EUR.

ParisVisite: If you plan visiting Paris the ParisVisite pass provides unrestricted, unlimited trips around the region Ile-de-France. This pass exists for several durations. The minimum subscription is for zone 1 to 3. The single say full fare is 9.00 EUR, 3 days are 20.00 EUR. No photo is required. Reduced prices for children are available. The pass is only available at the counter (not from automatic vending machines).

Navigo week pass: The Pass Navigo is a public transport pass that can be charged for different zones and time periods. It allows you to freely travel on the Metro and RER network. Within Paris, the minimum subscription is zone 1&2 (inner Paris) for 17.20 EUR. You have to buy the pass from the ticket counter providing a photo in ID format and your passport (8 EUR administration fee). It can be charged using the automatic vending machines.


Paris by train and getting to IRCAM

There are 6 main railway stations in Paris. Here is how to get to IRCAM from each of them.

Gare d'Austerlitz:
Metro line 5 (towards Bobigny-Pablo Picasso), transfer at Bastille to line 1 (towards La Défense), get off at Châtelet - Les Halles
   - or -
Cross the river Seine to Gare de Lyon and use directions below.

Gare de Lyon:
Metro line 1 (towards La Défense), get off at Hôtel de Ville.

Gare de l'Est
Bus line 47 (board at Magenta-Saint Martin towards Fort du Kremlin Bicêtre), get off at Centre Pompidou.
   - or -
Metro line 4 (towards Porte d’Orléans), get off at Châtelet - Les Halles.

Gare du Nord
Metro line 4 (towards Porte d’Orléans), get off at Châtelet.
   - or -
RER line B (towards Massy Palaiseau), get off at Châtelet - Les Halles.

Gare Saint-Lazare
Bus line 29 (towards Porte de Montempoivre), get off at Grenier-St LazareQuartier de l’Horloge.
   - or -
RER line A (towards Boissy or Marne-la-Vallée), get off at Châtelet - Les Halles.

Gare Montparnasse
Metro line 4 (towards Porte de Clignancourt), get off at Les Halles.


Paris by plane and getting to IRCAM

Three airports are servicing Paris. Here is how to get to IRCAM from each of them.

Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle Airport (CDG)
RER line B (towards Massy Palaiseau), get off at Châtelet - Les Halles.
   - or -
Roissybus shuttle from Roissy to Paris Opéra Garnier, then take metro line 7 (towards Mairie d'Ivry/Villejuif) and get off at Châtelet.

Orly Airport
Orlyval railway shuttle, change at Antony for RER line B (towards Aéroport Charles de Gaulle), get off at Châtelet - Les Halles.
   - or -
Orlybus to Paris Denfert-Rochereau, then take RER line B (towards Aéroport Charles de Gaulle), get off at Châtelet - Les Halles.

Aéroport de Paris-Beauvais-Tillé
Bus shuttle to Paris Porte-Maillot (about an hour), then take metro line 1 (towards Château de Vincennes) and get off at Hôtel de Ville.


Hotels close to IRCAM

Hotels proposing special prices for IRCAM events

Please qsk for "Tarifs IRCAM" and check the websites for special offers!

Hotel du Cygne **
3, rue du Cygne - 75001 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 42601416
fax: +33 (0)1 42213702

Jardin de Paris République **
30, rue Lucien Sampaix - 75010 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 42 08 19 74
fax: +33 (0)1 42 08 27 28

Jardin de Paris Marais Bastille ***
14, rue Neuve-Saint Pierre - 75004 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 44 59 28 50
fax : +33 (0)1 44 59 28 79

Hôtel Beaubourg ***
11, rue Simon Lefranc - 75004 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 42 74 34 24
fax: +33 (0)1 42 78 68 11

Hôtel de L’Ecole Centrale **
3, rue de Bailly 75003 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 48 04 77 76
fax: +33 (0)1 42 71 23 50

Timhotel Palais-Royal-Louvre **
3, rue de la Banque - 75002 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 42 25 26 27
fax: +33 (0)1 45 61 44 53

Hôtel Paris France **
72 rue de Turbigo 75003 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 42 78 00 04
fax: +33 (0)1 42 71 33 43


Further hotels close to IRCAM

Hotels next to Ircam or with an easy access by public transport!

Hôtel Roubaix **
6 rue Greneta - 75003 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 42 72 89 91
fax: +33 (0)1 42 72 58 79

Hôtel Villa Sofia Paris-Bastille ***
29 rue des Taillandiers - 75011 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 48 05 30 97
fax: +33 (0)1 47 00 29 26

Hôtel de la Bretonnerie ***
22, rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie - 75004 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 48 87 77 63
fax: +33 (0)1 42 77 26 78

Hôtel Caron de Beaumarchais ***
12, rue Vielle-du-Temple - 75004 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 42 72 34 12
fax: +33 (0)1 42 72 34 63

Hôtel Le Général ***
5-7, rue Rampon - 75011 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 47 00 41 57
fax: +33 (0)1 47 00 21 56

Hôtel Le Quartier Bastille
9 rue de Reuilly - 75012 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 43 70 04 04
fax: +33 (0)1 43 70 96 53


Student Accomodation

Bureau des Voyages de la Jeunesse, Paris/Quartier Latin
20, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau - 75001 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 53 00 90 90
fax: +33 (0)1 53 00 90 91

Auberge de jeunesse/Youth Hostel, Paris/Quartier Latin
44, rue des Bernardins - 75005 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 43 29 34 80
fax: +33 (0)1 42 33 40 53

Maison Internationale de la Jeunesse et des Etudiants
6 rue Fourcy - 75004 Paris
phone: +33 (0)1 42 74 23 45
fax: +33 (0)1 42 74 08 93


Hotel selection for ISMIR conference by Michel Fingerhut

Timhotel Louvre **
3, rue de la Banque - 75002 Paris
Located in the very centre of the capital, within a stone's throw of the Louvre Museum, the Palais Royal and les Halles, this hotel boasts one of the best locations in the cultural heart of Paris.
15 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes by subway)

Timhotel Palais Royal **
4, rue Croix des Petits Champs - 75001 Paris
This hotel, adjoining the 19th century splendid covered Galerie Vivienne, is a real peace haven in the middle of all the Parisian fashion, culture and business goings-on. Right in the centre of the square created by the Palais-Royal, the Halles, the Louvre and the Stock Exchange, you will discover the charm of a small Parisian hotel.
15 minutes walking distance or 10 minutes by bus n° 29.

Timhotel Jardin des Plantes **
5, rue Linné - 75005 Paris
Located opposite the Botanical Gardens and the Natural History Museum, this hotel is in the center of the historical Latin Quarter and its typical ambiance. It is close to the Roman Arenas ("Arènes de Lutèce") and to the Pierre-and-Marie-CurieUniversity, to the Paris Mosque and to other landmarks. The hotel's roof terrace is ideal for breakfast on sunny days, and the sauna is an equally attractive alternative for relaxing in this charming hotel.
20 minutes walking distance, or 15 minutes by subway.

Timhotel Montmartre **
11, rue de Ravignan - 75018 Paris
While this is the farthest removed from IRCAM, the location is so exceptional we thought some might want to stay there. Perched on the slopes of Montmartre, next door to the celebrated Bateau Lavoir of Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso and many other famous painters, the location of this hotel is one of the most desirable in Paris. Set beside a quaint chestnut tree square and a Wallace Fountain, it looks like a scene from a picture postcard.
35 minutes by subway.

Brébant ***
30-32, bd Poissonnière - 75009 Paris
The hotel is just steps away from the Opera House, the picturesque "covered galleries" (see below the description of the Quality Pulitzer for details and read Walter Benjamin' famous book) renowned department stores, the stock exchange, theatres and concert halls. This wonderful hotel combines traditional French decor from the 19th cent. (known as "Second Empire") with all of the modern amenities. Its air-conditioned comfortable rooms are an enchanted blend of personalized atmosphere and the right touch with first-rate conveniences. Its restaurant, Le Vieux Pressoir, offers inventive cuisine and select wines. The Hotel's staff promises to attend to your every fancy with courtesy and skill.
20 minutes walking distance or by subway.

Quality Pulitzer Opéra ***
23, rue du Faubourg-Montmartre - 75009 Paris
A block away from the Brébant, it is a very clean and new hotel with modern facilities and designer furniture. It has fully air-conditioned rooms with complete bathrooms, double electrical outlets for telephone/computer with Internet connection (local rate). On the same block you'll find: Á la mère de famille (n° 35), the oldest confectioner's shop (confiserie) of Paris, going back to 1761, with wonderfully-looking and tasting products; the Chartier (n° 7), a large traditional restaurant in a slightly worn-out grand setting going back over a century; several of the famous Passages of Paris, Passage Verdeau (n° 31bis) full of antique, rare books and musical instrument stores, which runs into the Passage Jouffroy (described by Émile Zola in his novel Nana, and where you shouldn't miss the wonderful 1882 wax museum Grévin), which in turn runs into the Passage des Panoramas across the Boulevard Montmartre,
20 minutes walking distance or by subway.

>Peyris ***
10 rue du Conservatoire - 75009 Paris
A couple of blocks east of the Quality Pulitzer Opéra, this hotel has fully air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathroom (bath or shower), direct-dial telephone (by request: rooms with modem sockets, no-smoking rooms) and a restaurant lounge. Close to the Folies Bergère, a host of ethnic restaurants (oriental, kosher), and the places mentioned above.
25 minutes walking distance or by subway.

Molay ***
94, rue des Archives - 75003 Paris
This charming three stars hotel, fully renovated in the Marais 18th century style (Le Marais is a historic district, and Ircam is right in there) is situated in the center of Paris, a few steps away from museums (Carnavalet, Picasso, Pompidou, Cognac-Jaÿ, Jewish Museum and many others), from jewellery and clothing shops, bars and restaurants next to the Place des Vosges and Hötel de Sully. 

Antin Trinité **
74, rue de Provence - 75009 Paris
This modest and clean friendly hotel is a couple of  blocks away from the Hélios and in the same neighborhood.
20 minutes by subway.


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