Location and Hotel InformationThis year’s conference location, Paris, is one of France's most popular destinations and has a lot of attractions to offer for all ages and tastes.
The 2015 conference venue "Cité de la Musique" is located in the North East of Paris in the quarter "La Villette" and easily accessible by car, train, plane, public transportation, and even by boat.
CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE is located in the Parc de la Villette. Close by, also within the park, you'll find additional restaurants, museums, theaters and other event locations.
If you're driving to the venue, please download this map of parking locations (PDF)
The main entrance to the venue. Please use this entrance when arriving at the event.
Download a map of the Parc La Villette & surrounding area (PDF)
Paris is famous for its sights, monuments, museums and cultural offerings. It is also the capital and most populous city of France. Situated on the Seine River, it is at the heart of the Île-de-France region.
Paris hosts the world headquarters of twenty-nine of the Fortune Global 500 companies and is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centers. The city has a global influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, and the arts. Paris is also one the world's leading tourist destinations.
With the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay and the Centre Pompidue Paris was in 2013 the home of the three of the most visited art museums in the world. It is also home of several of the most visited architectural landmarks, including the Notre-Dame-de-Paris, the Eiffel Tower and the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur.
Paris is also known for its fashion designers and the Paris Fashion Week and renown for many celebrated three-star restaurants. Most of France's major universities are located in or close to Paris.
Paris is a major rail, highway, and air transport hub and offers a broad public transportation system, including the Metro, RER, trams and busses.
With the Gare du Nord, Gare de L'Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare Montparnasse and Gare Saint-Lazare Paris has six major railway stations. They are connected to three railroad networks: the TGV serving four high-speed rail lines, the normal speed Corail trains, and the suburban rails who service destinations in France and abroad.
The city is served by three commercial international airports, Paris-Charles de Gaulles, Paris-Orly, and Beauvais-Tillé, connecting Paris to most of the major national and international cities.