THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE
Paris April 3-6, 2000
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications
Paris - France
How to reach to ENST from Paris airports
Touristic Information (hotels, weather, currencies)
The Evolution of Language Conference will take place at ENST:
Ecole Nationale Supérieure
des Télécommunications - Paris.
Full address: ENST - 46, Rue Barrault 75013 Paris - France.
( Area map) ( Picture of the entrance of ENST) ( Pictures taken in the vicinity of ENST )
There are two international airports that serve Paris: Orly (ORY) and Charles de Gaulle (CDG). Both airports are equivalent to get to the conference site. Flights schedule to Paris can be consulted at Yahoo travel pages - Paris. Paris has also also many train connections to major european cities. Train schedules can be consulted at the SNCF (French railway compagny) web server.
ENST is within ten minutes walk from the "CORVISART" metro station (on line 6). In Paris the metro and the suburban commuter (RER) are interconnected; you can travel from one system to the other with the same ticket. However, while any trip on the metro system costs one ticket, the price of the trip on the RER system depends on the distance covered. More about metro and bus transportation in Paris can be found in RATP (Paris metro company) and PARIS pages sites.
Orly Airport (ORY) is about 20 minutes south of Paris and Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is about 40 minutes northeast. To get from these airports to ENST you may proceed as follows:
Taxi from Charles de Gaulle to ENST is about 200-250 FF on the meter (there may be some small additional charge for luggage).
Take the ORLYBUS (about 30FF) towards "DENFERT-ROCHEREAU'', get off at ``Rene Coty'' station. Then it's a 10 minutes walk to ENST.
Taxi from Orly to ENST is about 80-150 FF on the meter (there may be some small additional charge for luggage).
ENST is located in the southern part of Paris, in the "Butte aux Cailles" (hill of quails) district. "Butte aux Cailles" is one of the old quarters and the third highest hill in Paris. The area has a "village'' atmosphere with a pedestrian quarter and many pubs and restaurants. ENST is close (15 minutes walk) to the Chinese area and not far (15 minutes by bus, line 21) from the Latin Quarter.
Some pictures of the area.
You may consult Yahoo travel pages - Paris and PARIS pages sites.
Average temperature in Paris, early April, is 15°C. Weather can be sunny as well as rainy ... Check for current weather conditions in Paris at yahoo weather forcast site - Paris: (°F ) or (°C).
One USD is roughly equivalent to 6.5 FF. You may use a currency conversion tool to check the equivalences between the French Franc and your own currency.
Attendees to the Evolution of Language Conference are invited to the Conference Dinner, at "Palais de la Decouverte", April 4, 8:00 pm. The dinner is organized by our sponsor SONY CSL (Sony Computer Science Laboratory).
Conference site: http://www.infres.enst.fr/confs/evolang/