Compiègne is a nice small city in northern France within the département of Oise in the Picardie Region. Located along the Oise river, it is situated about 75km far from Paris. Since the origins of monarchy, Compiègne has been a royal and imperial residence. The chateau was the autumn residence of Emperor Napoleon III. The Compiègne forest, one of the most famous and largest forest in France, is the place where armistices for both World Wars were signed.
How to reach Compiègne
1) By air
The closest airport to UTC is Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle international airport (named also Roissy-CDG or Paris-CDG or Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle). From there you can get a taxi. The travel takes around 40 minutes.
Here is the name of a company of taxi from Compiegne which can organize your travel to Compiegne :
ALLO GILLES TAXI (Mr Lepoint) : 00 33 6 07 54 02 27 – firstname.lastname@example.org
From the airport you can also reach Compiègne by train, using first the train shuttle RER B from Roissy-CDG to Paris Gare-du-Nord station (about 25mn, shuttle every 10 or 15mn in the week) and then from Paris-Gare-du-Nord station a train bound for Compiègne or bound for Saint-Quentin, which stops at Compiègne (40mn to 50mn depending on the train) . The fares are 8,70€ for the RER B and 13,40€ for the train. From Compiègne railway station to the Conference site take the Bus nº 5 (Compiègne public buses are free of charge) and stop at the Centre de Recherches bus stop, or take a Taxi in front the railway station.
If you land at the Orly airport, take the Orlyval Metro to station Anthony (8mn, 10,25€), then take RER B to Paris-Gare-du-Nord station (28mn). See above for the indications from Gare du Nord. From the Orly airport you can also take a taxi. The travel takes around 1 hour and half when there is no traffic (but there is always traffic !).
2) By train
Take a train from Paris-Gare-du-Nord station bound for for Compiègne or bound for Saint-Quentin, which stops at Compiègne ((40mn to 50mn depending on the train). The fares are13,40€. From Compiègne railway station to the Conference site take the Bus nº 5 (Compiègne public buses are free of charge) and stop at the Centre de Recherches bus stop, or take a Taxi in front the railway station.
3) By car
From Paris, take the high-way A1 (Direction Lille) and exit at Exit nº9 (Compiègne Sud).
The conference place is situated in a residential area. Buses going to and coming from the city center run until around 8/9pm.
Lower-rates accomodations (50€/day) are available in limited quantity at the international residence (http://www.ilc.fr/), which is also located near the university. If you wish to book a room there, send a mail to email@example.com. To rent these rooms, it is necessary to remain at least 5 days.
Hotels near the workshop place
1) HOSTELLERIE DU ROYALLIEU *** (800m from conference location)9 rue de Senlis
00 33 3 44 20 10 24
Double room: from 100 Euros
Breakfast: 14 Euros
2) HOTEL IBIS ** (800m from conference location)18 rue Edouard Branly
Double room: from 79 Euros
Breakfast: 9 Euros
00 33 3 44 23 16 27
Hotels in town centre (around 3Km from conference location – 35/45 minutes walk along the river – 15 minutes by bus)
1) ETAP HOTEL1 rue Pierre Sauvage
00 33 8 92 68 31 04
Double room: from 49 Euros
Breakfast: 4,95 Euros
2) HOTEL DE FLANDRE **16 Quai de la RŽpublique
00 33 3 44 83 24 40
Double room: from 57 Euros
Breakfast: 8,50 Euros
3) HOTEL DE HARLAY ***3 rue de Harlay
00 33 3 44 23 01 50
Double room: from 76 Euros
Breakfast: 8 Euros
4) HOTEL BEST WESTERN LES BEAUX ARTS ***33 cours Guynemer
03 44 92 26 26
Double room: from 80 Euros
Breakfast: 12 Euros
WUML/WPMSIIP will take place in the ground floor of the Heudiasyc Laboratory. The laboratory is situated 3km from the city center, with free bus service at your disposal.