Paris - Cité Universitaire (France)

Practical information

Here, you’ll find the info you need for the conference about hotels, visas, meals, the weather and wi-fi.

1. Hotels

To help you to organize your stay in Paris, some hotels are listed here below. If you can not afford them, you will find some cheaper ones by clicking here

  • Hotel Westminster *Official Partner of CESAMES offering preferential rates to the participants of the CSD&M / CESAMES*
    Address:13 rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, France
    Partner price with breakfast included: 230 euros/night
    Phone number: +33 (0) 1 42 61 57 46
    Fax: +33 (0) 1 42 60 30 66
    You can book your room with the CESAMES special rate by clicking here.

  • Hotel Villa Royale Montsouris
    Address: 144 rue de la Tombe Issoire - 75014 Paris
    Partner price with breakfast included for Deluxe room: 129 euros or about 90 euros for normal room
    Phone number: +33 (0) 1 56 53 89 89
    Fax: +33 (0) 1 56 53 89 80
    Website: http://www.villa-royale-montsouris-...
  • Hotel Montsouris Orléan
    Address: 15, rue Beaunier - 75014 Paris
    Room price is about 85 euros by online reservation
    Phone number: +33 (0) 1 45 40 50 13
    Fax: +33 (0) 1 45 40 46 93
    Website: http://
  • Hotel Novotel Paris Porte d’Orléans
    Address:15 boulevard Romain Rolland, 75014 Paris
    Phone number: +33(0)141172600
    Fax: +33[0)141172600
  • Mercure Paris Porte d’Orléans
    Address: 13 rue Francois Ory 92120 MONTROUGE
    Phone number: (+33)158071111
    Fax: (+33)158071121
  • Hotel Les Jardins d’Alésia
    Address: 34 rue d’Alésia - 75014 Paris
    Phone number: +33 (0)1432760 80
    Fax: +33 (0)143202909

You can find other hotels by clicking on the links below:

2. Visa requirements

A visa to France is waived in many cases, including for citizens of the countries of the Schengen Agreement, United States, Canada, Israel, and Japan. However, it is mandatory in other cases, for example, for citizens of mainland China and India. Please visit this web site for all the necessary information. If a visa is needed, we strongly recommend that people get in touch with their local French consulate as soon as possible to see what the local procedure is. Please allow sufficient time to process a visa application if required.

According to the France Diplomatie web site, scientists are not charged a visa application fee, so prepare the necessary documentation to support this — a Ph.D. diploma and short CV should suffice. In any case, please contact your local consulate to find out what specific requirements they have.

3. Meals

Most hotels provide (continental) breakfast at an additional charge (usually 8-12 Euros).

4. Weather

Paris in December is cool, but not too cold. The average temperature for the month is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) but there can be major variations in climate. It may rain depending on the temperature.

5. Wireless Internet connection

A wireless internet connection will be provided during the conference.