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Last-minute travel news: part of RER line C is closed for renovation from this weekend between avenue Henri Martin, Javel, and Gare d’Austerlitz. Depending on where your hotel is, you might need to plan an alternative journey. Metro line 10 and bus 63 both follow part of the same route but will be slower, so you may need to plan your journey time accordingly. A shuttle bus is available between Javel and Invalides.
This website is the Paris transport authority’s journey planner (in English): http://www.ratp.fr/itineraires/en/ratp/recherche-avancee
The conference will take place in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, which has been described as the “new Latin quarter” because it is now home to a number of important educational and research institutions. In addition to the BnF and BULAC (our two host institutions), the neighborhood includes INALCO (the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations), Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Val de Seine, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), and the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH).
Most of the conference, including the plenary sessions, many of the panels, lunches, and one of the receptions, will take place at the BnF’s François Mitterrand library. Some panel sessions will be held at BULAC, a twelve-minute walk away.
How to get to the BnF
Address : Quai François-Mauriac, 75706 Paris Cedex 13
Subway: station Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand, line 14, RER C.
Bus: Lines 62, 64, 89, 132, 325 (stops Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand, Emile Durkheim, Bibliothèque-Chevaleret).
Access through the East entrance facing 25, rue Emile Durkheim (climbing the stairs) or via the avenue de France (on the same level as the esplanade), near the entrance of the MK2-Bibliothèque cinema, 75013 Paris.
1) The wooden promenade can be slippery when wet; please stay on the anti-slip walkways.
2) For security reasons:
Please bring valid proof of identity to enter the library.
Access via the West entrance is not permitted.
For security purposes, oversized suitcases and bags are no longer accepted on any of the BnF’s sites. Only cabin-sized bags (55cm × 35cm × 25cm) are allowed on BnF premises.
Free Lockers are available in the Hall Ouest.
Please note that Quai de la Gare subway station on line 6 is closed for improvement works June 13-August 28, 2016.
How to get to BULAC
Address : 65, rue des Grands Moulins – 75013 Paris
Subway : Station Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand, line 14, RER C
Bus : Lines 62, 64, 89, 132, 325, N131 (stops Bibliothèque rue Mann, Porte de France, Bibliothèque-Chevaleret, Thomas Mann).
Tramway : T3, station Avenue de France.
Please note that for security reasons bags are checked at the entrance, which might cause slight delays.
BULAC floorplan : see the signs on site.
How to get to the reception sites
Galerie Colbert (Reception 19 July)
Address : Galerie Colbert / INHA (Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art), 2 rue Vivienne
Subway : Station Pyramides, Line 14 ; Station Bourse, Line 3
Bus : Line 29 (Stops Bibliothèque nationale, Mairie du 2ème, Victoires); Line 39 (Sainte-Anne-Petits-Champs)
The dinner cruise on board the Capitaine Fracasse (Wednesday 20 July)
Address: Île aux Cygnes, Pont Bir-Hakeim, 75015 Paris
From the BnF and BULAC: metro Bibliothèque François Mitterrand line 14 (direction St Lazare) to Bercy, then change for line 6 (direction Charles de Gaulle-Etoile) to metro Bir-Hakeim, then a brief walk to Bir-Hakeim bridge
Subway: Station Bir Hakeim, Line 6
Bus line 72: Pont de Bir Hakeim
GPS coordinates : 48.855233,2.287314
Walk to the Bir-Hakeim bridge located in front of Bir-Hakeim subway station, then head for the middle of the bridge on the left sidewalk and take the stairs down to the Île aux Cygnes.