Hotel & transportation

Where to stay?

There are two recommended options for organising your accommodation and transportation during the congress:

1. The first option includes 2 nights stay in Compiegne (11 – 13 November) and 1 night stay in Paris (13 – 14 November). After the first part of the Congress in Compiegne you move to Paris and stay in a hotel near the Ministry of Higher Education (IUF) where the second part of the Congress will take place.

2. The second option includes 3 nights stay in Paris (11 – 14 November) with daily trips to Compiegne. Recommendation is to stay in a hotel near Gare du Nord so you can easily take the train to Compiegne for the first three days of the congress.

Recommended hotels in Compiegne

Hotels with bus access

Hôtel de Harlay, 3 rue de Harlay, Compiègne

Best Western hotel les beaux Arts, 33 Cours Guynemer, Compiègne

Hôtel de Flandre, 16 Quai de la République, Compiègne

Armor hotel, 4 Rue Solférino, Compiègne

Hotels with walking access

Hostellerie du Royal Lieu, 9 Rue de Senlis, Compiègne

Campanile, Avenue de Huy, Compiegne

For more information about the restaurants and hotels in Compiegne you can download the pdf: Restaurants&Hotels


Recommended hotels in Paris near Gare du Nord of the SNCF with easy access to trains for Compiegne:

Hotel Whistler, 36 Rue de Saint–Quentin, Paris

Hotel Habituel, 168 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, Paris

Hôtel ibis Styles Paris Gare du Nord TGV, 31-33 Rue De Saint-Quentin, Paris

Hôtel Kuntz, 2 Rue des Deux Gares, Paris

Appia La Fayette, 13 Rue des Deux Gares, Paris


Recommended hotels in Paris near the Ministry of Higher Education (IUF) in Latin Quarter with easy access to the major city attractions:

Hotel de Crillon, 10 Place de la Concorde, Paris

Hôtel Résidence Henri IV Paris, 50 Rue des Bernardins, Paris

Hotel Moderne Saint Germain, 33 Rue des Écoles, Paris

Hôtel Familia, 11 Rue des Écoles, Paris

Hotel Royal Cardinal, 1 Rue des Écoles, Paris

Hôtel Minerve, 13 Rue des Écoles, Paris


How to get to Compiegne?

To get to Compiegne from the airport Charles de Gaulle first you have to take the RER line B train from the airport to Gare du Nord. Then you have to take the train from Gare du Nord in the direction of Compiegne.

Airport Charles de Gaulle to Gare du Nord

At the airport you should look for the place where the RER line B trains depart – between the terminal 2D and 2E (CDG terminal map). The tickets can be purchased with cash or bank card at the special ticket machines that can be found on the airport. The ride to Gare du Nord station takes approximately 25 minutes (RER line B info).


Gare du Nord to Compiegne

In Gare du Nord you have to take the train to Compiegne that leaves from the Terminal Eurostar on Level 1 (map of Terminal Eurostar). The tickets for the train can be purchased at the ticket machines, on the ticket counters in Gare du Nord or on the SNCF official website. Before the departure time you have to check the train departure platform on the displays inside the Terminal. The trip from Gare du Nord to Compiegne takes between 45 and 60 minutes. The trains from Paris to Compiegne operate approximately from 06h30 to 22h30 and from Compiegne to Paris from 05h30 to 20h30.


How to get around Compiegne?

By bus

The easiest way to get around Compiegne is to use the free public transport. The bus lines operate from Monday to Saturday. The bus lines 1, 2, 3 and 5 start from Gare de Compiegne and stop close to the Centre d’Innovation (stop Guy Denielou) and Research center (stop Centre de Recherches).

Timetables: Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, Line 5

Timetables for all other lines you can find on the link: Timetables

You can click on the map of the bus lines to open it in a new tab:


By taxi

Allo Gilles TAXI
tel. +33 (0)6 07 54 02 27

Transports Hourrier
tel. +33 (0)6 20 98 70 46

La Borne des Taxis de Compiègne
pl. de la Gare
tel. +33 (0)3 44 83 24 24

By bike

You can also rent a bike for only 5 euros per week at VéloTIC (, near the Gare de Compiègne and enjoy the cycling trail along the Oise river. It is about 10 minutes from the Gare de Compiègne to the centre d’innovation UTC (3.5 KM).

Where to eat in Compiegne?

Restaurants with traditional French cuisine:
Le Bistrot de Flandre
Le Bistrot du Terroir