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Practical information

Please note:  The prices*, travelling times and addresses mentioned in this page are given for reference only. This information is subject to change.

*Available from July 2011

Language

The official language of the conference is English.

How to go to Institut Pasteur?

By Metro


Get off at either Volontaires (line 12) or Pasteur (lines 6 and 12) station. These stations are just at 5 minute walk from the Institut Pasteur.

You can buy tickets at the Metro stations, RER stations, certain RATP commercial agencies, automatic dispensers at Roissybus stops, RATP desks in terminals 1 and 2, and on board Roissybus

Ticket prices (same ticket for metro, bus and tram):
1 ticket t+ : € 1.70
Single-use ticket purchased onboard buses : € 1.90
Book of 10 t+ tickets (standard fare) : € 12.50

Note:
One ticket allows you to travel by metro and includes all connections as long as you do not leave the metro network.
For most bus and tram routes in Paris and Ile-de-France, one ticket is valid for a single journey without connections regardless of length. On some routes (Balabus, Noctambus, Orlybus, Roissybus, 221, 297, 299, 350 and 351) fares depend on journey length.

By bus

Bus number 95 (Institut Pasteur stop, direction Porte de Vanves) stops in front of the Institute’s entrance.
Bus numbers 39 and 70 (Volontaires-Vaugirard or Sèvres-Lecourbe stops) stop slightly further away (5 to 10 minute walk) and not far from the "Pasteur" metro station.

By car

Rue du Docteur Roux is a one way street and you pay for parking spaces. Paying public car parks are available at the following addresses:

Sogeparc France
81 rue Falguière
75015 Paris
Phone: +33 1 43 35 27 69

Car park
50 avenue du Maine
75015 Paris
Direct access to Montparnasse station and TGV
Phone: +33 1 43 21 50 30

From airports

The journey from Paris airports to the Institut Pasteur takes a minimum of 45 minutes (if you are coming from Orly airport) and 90 minutes (if you are coming from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport)

  • Orly Airport (South and West Terminal)
    Phone: +33 1 49 75 15 15

    Cars Air France 
    Fare (information only): € 10.35 one-way / € 16.65 return (Paris-Montparnasse ) - Journey time : approx. 35 min
    Next you can either walk about 15 minutes or take the metro (line number 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile) to get from Montparnasse-Bienvenue station to Pasteur station (one stop).

    Orlyval shuttle train: You must buy a special ticket to travel between Paris and Orly via Antony which is valid throughout the metro and RER networks. Fare (information only): € 10,75 (ORLYVAL).
    From the Antony RER station, take RER line B in the direction of Gare du Nord or Aéroport Charles de Gaulle and get off at Denfert-Rochereau station. Next take the metro (line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile) as far as the Pasteur station.

    Orlybus: You must also buy a special ticket to travel by bus between Paris (Terminus at Denfert-Rochereau) and Orly - Fare (information only): € 6,90 - Journey time: 20 to 30 min
    From Denfert-Rochereau take the metro (line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile) as far as the Pasteur station.

    By taxi: If you prefer to travel by taxi, Paris taxis will cost you roughly € 40 per journey. 

    Orlyrail shuttle will also take you to the RER C (Aéroport d’Orly station)

    Finally, the Jetbus will take you to the Villejuif-Aragon metro station, the terminus of line 7.
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  • Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle  Airport (CDG1, CDG2 and CDG3 Terminal)
    Phone: +33 1 48 62 22 80

    Different routes are possible from Roissy - Charles de Gaulle Airport:

    Cars Air France (+33 1 41 56 89 00):
    Fare (information only): € 13.50 one-way / € 21.60 return (CdG - Porte Maillot - Arc de Triomphe ) - Journey time : approx. 45 min
    Fare (information only): € 14.85 one-way / € 24.30 return (CdG - Gare de Lyon - Gare Montparnasse) - Journey time : approx. 50 min

    Metro/RER: Go to the RER station at the airport accessible from Roissy 2, or use the free Aéroports de Paris shuttles if your flight lands at the other terminals. Buy a Paris metro ticket and take the RER B to Denfert-Rochereau (about € 9.10). Next take the metro (line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle-Etoile) as far as the Pasteur station - Journey time* : allow 1h30 (RER).

    Roissybus: This bus goes from the airport to rue Scribe, near Place de l’Opéra.
    Tickets are on sale at line terminuses, in the airports and Roissybus buses. Fare (information only): € 10.00 - Journey time: 45 to 60 minutes.

    By taxi: If you prefer to travel by taxi, Paris taxis will cost you roughly € 70 per journey.

By train, from Paris' main SNCF stations:

Paris has several SNCF (railway) stations. Below are the routes which take you to the Institut Pasteur from the main stations.

Montparnasse station:
This is the closest station to the Institut Pasteur. You can either walk about 15 minutes or take the metro (line number 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile) to take you from Montparnasse-Bienvenue station to Pasteur station (one stop).

Saint Lazare station:
Take the metro (line number 12 direction Mairie d’Issy) from Saint-Lazare station to Pasteur station (about 20 minutes).

Gare de Lyon station:
Take the metro (line number 14 direction Bibliothèque François Mitterrand) to Bercy station. Change to line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile and get off at Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 35 minutes.

Austerlitz station:
Take the metro (line number 5 direction Place d’Italie) to the terminus at Place d’Italie. Change to line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile and get off at Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 30 minutes.

Gare de l’Est station:
Take the metro (line number 4) direction Porte d’Orléans to Raspail station. Then change to line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle - Etoile and get off at Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 35 minutes.

Gare du Nord station:
Take the RER B direction Robinson or Saint-Rémy les Chevreuse to Denfert-Rochereau. Change and take the metro line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle – Etoile to Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 35 minutes.

Tourist information

Download the general information to organize your arrival in France and your stay in Paris (Institut Pasteur document).

Visiting, cultural activities:
Paris Tourist Office Information and City hall of Paris (Mairie de Paris)

Paris, the good taste capital:
Find a restaurant on Paris Info

Weather:
The weather in Paris today.