Local Information


Please bear in mind that July is the peak of the tourist season and that the conference site is situated in the very centre of Paris, so early reservation is advisable.

You may actually get the best deal on one of the big travel search engines such as expedia, hotels.com, booking.com or priceline. Keywords to look for are “5th arrondissement”, “Pantheon”, “Quartier Latin” or “Luxembourg”. Here are some of the standard options around the Institut Henri Poincaré.

The IHP itself maintains a website with a list of hotels and approximate prices.

Note that several metro and RER (commuter rail) stops are within close walking distance of the conference site (see map under “Getting around”), making it feasible to stay in other neighbourhoods of Paris. Since these may not be obvious to the uninitiated, we have listed some of the options below.

  • Luxembourg (RER B, 5 min walk to IHP): access to hotels near ‘Gare du Nord’ and ‘Denfert Rochereau’. The area around ‘Gare du Nord’ in particular boasts a very high concentration of hotels, ranging from 1- to 5-star establishments.
  • Place Monge (Metro line 7, 10 min walk to IHP): access to hotels near ‘Place d’Italie’, but also ‘Opera’, ‘Palais Royal’ and ‘Pyramides’
  • St Michel (Metro line 4, 15 min walk to IHP): access to hotels near ‘Porte d’Orleans’ and ‘Gare Montparnasse’

For those on a tighter budget, we recommend having a look at the following options, all of which have reasonable connections to the conference site by public transport.

You may also be interested in renting an apartment for a few days. Amongst your options are airbnb and feelparis.com.

If you have trouble finding accommodation to match your budget, please contact us at caparis2012@ihp.fr and we will do our best to help.

Getting around

It is very easy to get around Paris by public transport. Here are some links that might help you in the process.

Food and Drink

There are plenty of café and restaurant options around the Institut Henri Poincaré, for example:

  • Interlude Cafe (brasserie)
    5 rue Lhomond
  • Tsuru (Japanese)
    35 rue Gay-Lussac
  • Terra Nova (Italian)
    17 rue Fossés-Saint-Jacques
  • Le Cosi (Corsican)
    9 rue Cujas
  • Le Café de la Nouvelle Mairie (wine bar, French)
    19 place de l’Estrapade
  • Le Comptoir du Panthéon (brasserie)
    5 rue Soufflot
  • L’Ecritoire (brasserie)
    3 place de la Sorbonne
  • Les Caves de Bourgogne (bistrot-brasserie)
    144 rue Mouffetard
  • Le Petit Café (bar-brasserie)
    6 rue Descartes
  • La Baleine (French)
    47 rue Cuvier
  • La Mosquée de Paris (tea parlour, middle Eastern patisserie)
    39 rue Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire

We will expand this section over the next few weeks and months.