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Logistics

Below please find below some general information that may be useful to you in preparing for the meeting and during your stay in Paris:

Meeting Dates:
31 January - 2 February 2011

Venue:
UNESCO Main Building
7, Place de Fontenoy
Paris, France

Please report to the Reception at the entrance (7, Place de Fontenoy) for a badge to gain access to the building and for security purposes. Make sure you have an ID for the Security Service. 

Languages: The meeting will be conducted in English.

Hotel Accommodations and Registration: Please find below a list of 7 hotels in the vicinity of UNESCO for your booking.  Participants are requested make their own hotel reservations. A credit card is required to guarantee bookings.

Hôtel Ibis Cambronne Tour Eiffel
2, rue Cambronne  75015 PARIS
Tel. +33 (0)1/40612121  
Fax. +33 (0)1 40612299
Hôtel Garibaldi
48, Bd Garibaldi, 75015 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 56 58 56 58
Fax.  +33 (0)1 40 56 31 33

Hôtel Tourisme
66, Avenue de la Motte-Piquet, 75015 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 47 34 28 01
Fax. +33 (0)1 47 83 66 54
http://www.tourism-hotel-paris.com/

Hotel Grenelle
140, Boulevard de Grenelle, Paris 75011
Tel. +33 (0)1 45 75 26 54
Fax. +33 (0)1 45 77 73 94
http://www.hotelgrenelle.com/

Paris Eiffel Cambronne Star rating: 3.0 of 5
166 Boulevard De Grenelle
Paris, 75015, FR
0.3 Miles From UNESCO Headquarters
Tel. +44 203 027 7155
Splendid Hotel Star rating: 3.0 of 5
29 Avenue De Tourville
Paris, 75007, FR
0.3 Miles From UNESCO Headquarters
Tel. +33 1 45 51 29 29
Hotel De La Bourdonnais Star rating: 3.0 of 5
111 Avenue De La Bourdonnais
Paris, 75007, FR
0.3 Miles From UNESCO Headquarters
Tel. +33 1 45 51 55 27
Hotel Alyss Saphir Cambronne
62, rue Croix Nivert
75015 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 45 32 51 70
http://www.saphirhotel.fr/fr/hotel_alyss.html

Hotel le Walt Star rating: 4.0 of 5
37 Avenue De La Motte Picquet
Paris, 75007, FR
0.3 Miles From UNESCO Headquarters
Tel. +33145515583
Hôtel Ares Eiffel Star rating: 4.0 of 5
7 Rue Du General De Larminat
Paris, 75015, FR
0.4 Miles From UNESCO Headquarters
Tel. +33 1 47 34 74 04
Citadines Apart'hotel Paris Tour Eiffel Star rating: 3.0 of 5
132 Boulevard De Grenelle
Paris, 75015, FR
0.4 Miles From UNESCO Headquarters
Tel. +331 53 95 60 00
Europe Hotel Star rating: 3.0 of 5
103 Boulevard De Grenelle
Paris, 75015, FR
0.4 Miles From UNESCO Headquarters
Tel. +33 1 47 34 07 44
Beaugency HotelStar rating: 3.0 of 5
21, Rue Duvivier
75007 Paris, France
Tel. +33 1 47 05 01 63

 Best Western Hotel Eiffel Cambronne Star rating: 3.0 of 5
46 Rue De La Croix Nivert
Paris, 75015, FR
0.4 Miles From UNESCO Headquarters
Tel. +33 1 56 58 56 78


Visa

Please obtain visa from the French embassy in your country with the invitation letter.

Transport from Roissy/Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport to Paris City Centre

Note: The following is 2008 information and will be updated shortly. In the interim, please check the internet for updated information.


Air France Bus

Leaves every 20-30 minutes from Airport Charles De Gaulle (CDG) and deposits passengers (whatever airline you are traveling with) at Place de l’Etoile (5.50am – 11pm) or Gare Montparnasse (7am – 9pm).  Travel time is about 45-60 minutes if traffic is clear; an hour or more during rush hours. 

The bus serves Orly Airport during the hours of 6am-11.30pm, and deposits passengers at Gare Montparnasse, Duroc and Invalides. 
Fares:  CDG-Paris: 15€; Orly-Paris: 9€

Roissy Bus

Departs every 15 minutes, between CDG Terminal 2 and Place de l’Opéra during the hours of 5.45 am – 11 pm.  Average travel time is 45 minutes. 
Fares: 8,50€

Orly Bus

Departs every 15-20 minutes between Orly Airport and Denfert Rochereau during the hours of 6am-23.30pm.  Average travel time is 30 minutes. 
Fares: 6€

Airport Shuttle

Shuttle companies offer door-to-door service between Charles de Gaulle Airport and city addresses.  Basic price is 25 euros for one passenger depending on how many people are traveling together.  We advise you to make reservations at least 24 hours in advance.
www.netcapricorn.com/clients/airportconnection/paris.htm

RER / METRO

The RER B serves both airports (please note that you should change the train in Antony when arriving to Orly Airport). Trains leave every 10-20 minutes during the hours of 6am–11pm to downtown (St-Michel Notre-Dame; Denfert-Rochereau).  Take "Paris direct" trains: local trains stop at suburban stations, adding 15 minutes or more to the normal trip time. 
Fares:  CDG – Paris: 8,50€;  Orly – Paris: 9,10€

Taxi

Expected price is 50-60 euros from CDG to Paris city center, and 35 euros from Orly Airport.

Alpha Taxis info line:  Tel: 01 45 85 85 85
Les Taxis Bleus info line:  Tel: 0891 70 10 10
Taxis G7 info line:  Tel: 01 47 39 47 39

Bank service

Société Générale: UNESCO has its own agency bank in both buildings - Fontenoy (ground floor) and Miollis (ground floor). The Bank opens from 9.30pm to 12.15am and from 1.30pm to 5pm.

Contact Persons for Information

UNGEI Secretariat:
Cheryl Gregory Faye, Tel: +1 212 326-7375, Email:  cfaye@unicef.org
Odile Adechi,  Tel:  +1 212 326-7405, oadechi@unicef.org
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Namtip Aksornkool, Tel:  +33 1 45 68 11 32, n.aksornkool@unesco.org
Charline Rambeloson, Tel. +33 1 45 68 14 81, c.rambeloson@unesco.org