About NIME 06

IRCAM's address
   1, place Igor-Stravinsky
   75004 Paris
   Tél.: + 33 (0)1 44 78 48 43
   Metro: Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau, Châtelet, Les Halles
   Paris districts close to IRCAM are n° 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, or 12.

   [Local area map]
   [NIME 06 venues @ Google Earth] (kmz)

Local Transportation (below on this page)
   [Metro/Bus information]
   [Paris by train and getting to IRCAM]
   [Paris by plane and getting to IRCAM]

Accommodation Addresses (below on this page)
   [Hotels proposing special prices for IRCAM events]
   [Hotels nearby]
   [Students accommodation]
   [Hotel selection by Michael Fingerhut]

Transportation (weblinks)
   [Paris Metro map]
   [Local bus and metro stations 1]
   [Local bus and metro stations 2]
   [RATP] (public transport operator)

Web pages with hotel info and reservation facilities
   [Paris Info] (Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau)
   [Esprit de France]
   [Marais eVous]

Metro/Bus information

The local transportation is handled by the RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) running the Metro and the RER (Réseau Express Régional - local train network getting a little further out of town than the Metro).

Several kinds of tickets and passes are available for travelling within Paris and its surburbs (fr.: banlieue).
Transportation boundaries are defined by zones. Check out the RATP website and select "zone map". The Charles-De-Gaulle Airport is located in zone 5, while IRCAM is in the center of Paris in zone 1. Most tickets are valid for zone 1&2, covering inner Paris.

Here are the different flavors of tickets for the local transportation networks you might be interested in:

Airport tickets: Tickets from/to the Charles-De-Gaulle and Orly airports are about 8 euros (RER B is direct to/from the Les-Halles RER station next to IRCAM). If you look for a return ticket... just buy two.

Metro tickets: The ordinary Metro tickets are valid on all Metro lines and the RER network within Paris (zones 1&2). Better buy a pack of 10 tickets (fr.: carnet) for 10.70 EUR, than single tickets for 1.40 EUR each. A Metro ticket is one-way with as many changes as you need, if you stay inside the Metro network.

Week pass: The week pass is called Carte Orange (literally "orange card"). It allows you to freely travel on the Metro and RER network. Within Paris, the minimum subscription is zone 1&2 (inner Paris) for 15.70 EUR. Be sure to get the week pass, since the monthly one is also called Carte Orange. You have to buy the pass from the counter (it is not available from automatic vending machines) and provide a photo in ID format.

Mobilis daily pass: if you plan to massively use the Metro and the suburban transportation during one single day, ask for the Mobilis daily pass. For the zone 1&2 (inner Paris) it is 5.40 EUR (not available from automatic vending machines).

PARIS Visite: This pass exists for several durations. The minimum subscription is for zone 1 to 3. The single say full fare is 8.35 EUR, 3 days are 18.25 EUR. No photo required. Reduced prices for children. The pass is only available at the counter (not from automatic vending machines).

Depending on where your hotel is, and how often you travel, here are some examples of tickets you might want to buy:

Plane transportation, moderate tourism, hotel within walking distance:
   - return ticket from/to the Airport (RER B)
   - single metro tickets or a carnet of Metro tickets

Plane transportation, Club NIME concert setup, hotel not within walking distance:
   - return ticket from/to the Airport (RER B)
   - a carnet of Metro tickets or a week pass zone 1&2 (>= 5 days)

Plane transportation, massive tourism a single day:
   - return tickets to Airport
   - Mobilis pass and a carnet of metro tickets

Paris by train and getting to IRCAM
There are 6 main railway stations in Paris. Here is how to get to IRCAM from each of them.
Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro line 5 (towards Bobigny-Pablo Picasso), transfer at Bastille to line 1 (towards La Défense), get off at Châtelet - Les Halles.
- or -
Cross the river Seine to Gare de Lyon and use directions below.
Gare de Lyon
Metro line 1 (towards La Défense), get off at Hôtel de Ville.

Gare de l'Est
Bus line 47 (board at Magenta-Saint Martin towards Fort du Kremlin Bicêtre), get off at Centre Pompidou.
- or -
Metro line 4 (towards Porte d’Orléans), get off at Châtelet - Les Halles.

Gare du Nord
Metro line 4 (towards Porte d’Orléans), get off at Châtelet.
- or -
RER line B (towards Massy Palaiseau), get off at Châtelet - Les Halles.

Gare Saint-Lazare
Bus line 29 (towards Porte de Montempoivre), get off at Grenier-St LazareQuartier de l’Horloge.
- or -
RER line A (towards Boissy or Marne-la-Vallée), get off at Châtelet - Les Halles.

Gare Montparnasse
Metro line 4 (towards Porte de Clignancourt), get off at Les Halles.

Paris by plane and getting to IRCAM
Three airports are servicing Paris. Here is how to get to IRCAM from each of them.

Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle Airport (CDG)
RER line B (towards Massy Palaiseau), get off at Châtelet - Les Halles.
- or -
Roissybus shuttle from Roissy to Paris Opéra Garnier, then take metro line 7 (towards Mairie d'Ivry/Villejuif) and get off at Châtelet.

Orly Airport
Orlyval railway shuttle, change at Antony for RER line B (towards Aéroport Charles de Gaulle), get off at Châtelet - Les Halles.
- or -
Orlybus to Paris Denfert-Rochereau, then take RER line B (towards Aéroport Charles de Gaulle), get off at Châtelet - Les Halles.

Aéroport de Paris-Beauvais-Tillé
Bus shuttle to Paris Porte-Maillot (about an hour), then take metro line 1 (towards Château de Vincennes) and get off at Hôtel de Ville.

Hotels proposing special prices for IRCAM events
(ask for "Tarifs IRCAM")
Hotel du Cygne **
(from 80 up to 125 EUR)
3, rue du Cygne
75001 Paris
tél : 0142601416
fax 0142213702

Jardin de Paris République **
(single 70 EUR, breakfast included)
30, rue Lucien Sampaix - 75010 Paris
Téléphone : 33 (0)1 42 08 19 74
Fax : 33 (0)1 42 08 27 28

Jardin de Paris Marais Bastille ***
(single 105 EUR, breakfast included)
14, rue Neuve-Saint Pierre - 75004 Paris
Téléphone : 33 (0)1 44 59 28 50
Fax : 33 (0)1 44 59 28 79

Hôtel Beaubourg ***
(100 - 133 EUR, breakfast included)
11, rue Simon Lefranc
75004 Paris
Tél : 00 33 (0)1 42 74 34 24
Fax : 00 33 (0)1 42 78 68 11

Hôtel de L’Ecole Centrale **
(100 - 110 EUR, breakfast included)
3, rue de Bailly 75003 Paris
Tél : 00 33 (0)1 48 04 77 76
Fax : 00 33 (0)1 42 71 23 50

Timhotel Palais-Royal-Louvre **
(120 EUR, breakfast included)
3, rue de la Banque
75002 PARIS, France
Tel: 33(0)1 42 25 26 27 -
Fax: 33(0)1 45 61 44 53 -

Hôtel Paris France **
(80 - 98 - 109 EUR, breakfast included)
72 rue de Turbigo 75003 Paris
Tél : 00 33 (0)1 42 78 00 04
Fax : 00 33 (0)1 42 71 33 43

Hotels nearby
(next to Ircam or with an easy access with the underground or bus)
Hôtel Roubaix **
(54 - 56 - 61 - 66 - 69 EUR, breakfast included)
6 rue Greneta 75003 Paris
Tél : 00 33 (0)1 42 72 89 91
Fax : 00 33 (0)1 42 72 58 79

Hôtel Villa Sofia Paris-Bastille ***
(90 - 120 - 150 - 165 EUR)
29 rue des Taillandiers 75011 Paris
Tél : 00 33 (0)1 48 05 30 97
Fax : 00 33 (0)1 47 00 29 26

Hôtel de la Bretonnerie ***
22, rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie
75004 Paris
tél 01 48 87 77 63
fax : 01 42 77 26 78

Hôtel Caron de Beaumarchais ***
12, rue Vielle-du-Temple
75004 Paris
tel : 01 42 72 34 12
fax : 01 42 72 34 63

Hôtel Le Général ***
5-7, rue Rampon
75011 Paris
tél : 01 47 00 41 57
fax : 01 47 00 21 56

Hôtel Le Quartier Bastille
(opening announced for February)

Students Accomodation

Bureau des Voyages de la Jeunesse
20, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
75001 Paris
Tél : 00 33 (0)1 53 00 90 90
Fax : 00 33 (0)1 53 00 90 91

Auberge de jeunesse/Youth Hostel
Paris/Quartier Latin
44, rue des Bernardins
75005 Paris
Tél : 00 33 (0)1 43 29 34 80
Fax : 00 33 (0)1 42 33 40 53

Maison Internationale de la Jeunesse et des Etudiants
6 rue Fourcy
75004 Paris
Tél : 00 33 (0)1 42 74 23 45
Fax : 00 33 (0)1 42 74 08 93

Hotel selection by Michael Fingerhut
(proposed for ISMIR 2002 at IRCAM)

Timhotel Louvre **
3, rue de la Banque
75002 Paris
[Timhotel Booking on-line]
Located in the very centre of the capital, within a stone's throw of the Louvre Museum, the Palais Royal and les Halles, this hotel boasts one of the best locations in the cultural heart of Paris.
(15 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes by subway)

Timhotel Palais Royal **
4, rue Croix des Petits Champs
75001 Paris
[Timhotel Booking on-line]
This hotel, adjoining the 19th century splendid covered Galerie Vivienne, is a real peace haven in the middle of all the Parisian fashion, culture and business goings-on. Right in the centre of the square created by the Palais-Royal, the Halles, the Louvre and the Stock Exchange, you will discover the charm of a small Parisian hotel.
(15 minutes walking distance or 10 minutes by bus n° 29)

Timhotel Jardin des Plantes **
5, rue Linné
75005 Paris
[Timhotel Booking on-line]
Located opposite the Botanical Gardens and the Natural History Museum, this hotel is in the center of the historical Latin Quarter and its typical ambiance. It is close to the Roman Arenas ("Arènes de Lutèce") and to the Pierre-and-Marie-CurieUniversity, to the Paris Mosque and to other landmarks. The hotel's roof terrace is ideal for breakfast on sunny days, and the sauna is an equally attractive alternative for relaxing in this charming hotel.
(20 minutes walking distance, or 15 minutes by subway)

Timhotel Montmartre **
11, rue de Ravignan
75018 Paris
[Timhotel Booking on-line]
While this is the farthest removed from IRCAM, the location is so exceptional we thought some might want to stay there. Perched on the slopes of Montmartre, next door to the celebrated Bateau Lavoir of Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso and many other famous painters, the location of this hotel is one of the most desirable in Paris. Set beside a quaint chestnut tree square and a Wallace Fountain, it looks like a scene from a picture postcard.
(35 minutes by subway)

Brébant ***
30-32, bd Poissonnière
75009 Paris
The hotel is just steps away from the Opera House, the picturesque "covered galleries" (see below the description of the Quality Pulitzer for details and read Walter Benjamin' famous book) renowned department stores, the stock exchange, theatres and concert halls. This wonderful hotel combines traditional French decor from the 19th cent. (known as "Second Empire") with all of the modern amenities. Its air-conditioned comfortable rooms are an enchanted blend of personalized atmosphere and the right touch with first-rate conveniences. Its restaurant, Le Vieux Pressoir, offers inventive cuisine and select wines. The Hotel's staff promises to attend to your every fancy with courtesy and skill.
(20 minutes walking distance or by subway)

Quality Pulitzer Opéra ***
23, rue du Faubourg-Montmartre
75009 Paris
A block away from the Brébant, it is a very clean and new hotel with modern facilities and designer furniture. It has fully air-conditioned rooms with complete bathrooms, double electrical outlets for telephone/computer with Internet connection (local rate). On the same block you'll find: Á la mère de famille (n° 35), the oldest confectioner's shop (confiserie) of Paris, going back to 1761, with wonderfully-looking and tasting products; the Chartier (n° 7), a large traditional restaurant in a slightly worn-out grand setting going back over a century; several of the famous Passages of Paris, Passage Verdeau (n° 31bis) full of antique, rare books and musical instrument stores, which runs into the Passage Jouffroy (described by Émile Zola in his novel Nana, and where you shouldn't miss the wonderful 1882 wax museum Grévin), which in turn runs into the Passage des Panoramas across the Boulevard Montmartre,
20 minutes walking distance or by subway)

Peyris ***
10 rue du Conservatoire
75009 Paris
A couple of blocks east of the Quality Pulitzer Opéra, this hotel has fully air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathroom (bath or shower), direct-dial telephone (by request: rooms with modem sockets, no-smoking rooms) and a restaurant lounge. Close to the Folies Bergère, a host of ethnic restaurants (oriental, kosher), and the places mentioned above.
(25 minutes walking distance or by subway)

Molay ***
94, rue des Archives
75003 Paris
This charming three stars hotel, fully renovated in the Marais 18th century style (Le Marais is a historic district, and Ircam is right in there) is situated in the center of Paris, a few steps away from museums (Carnavalet, Picasso, Pompidou, Cognac-Jaÿ, Jewish Museum and many others), from jewellery and clothing shops, bars and restaurants next to the Place des Vosges and Hötel de Sully. 

Antin Trinité **
74, rue de Provence
75009 Paris
This modest and clean friendly hotel is a couple of  blocks away from the Hélios and in the same neighborhood.
(20 minutes by subway)