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 – email@example.com
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).
WUML/WPMSIIP will take place in the ground floor of the Heudiasyc Laboratory. The laboratory is situated 3km from the city center. You will soon find a map of Compiegne and the main sites of the UTC.