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About Compiègne
Compiègne is a nice small city in northern France within the département of Oise in the Picardie Region. Located along the Oise river, it is situated about 75km far from Paris. Since the origins of monarchy, Compiègne has been a royal and imperial residence. The chateau was the autumn residence of Emperor Napoleon III. The Compiègne forest, one of the most famous and largest forest in France, is the place where armistices for both World Wars were signed.


How to reach Compiègne
1) By air

The closest airport to UTC is Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle international airport (named also Roissy-CDG or Paris-CDG or Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle). From there you can get a taxi. The travel takes around 40 minutes.

Here is the name of a company of taxi from Compiegne which can organize your travel to Compiegne :

ALLO GILLES TAXI (Mr Lepoint) : 00 33 6 07 54 02 27 – allogillestaxi@bbox.fr

From the airport you can also reach Compiègne by train, using first the train shuttle RER B from Roissy-CDG to Paris Gare-du-Nord station (about 25mn, shuttle every 10 or 15mn in the week) and then from Paris-Gare-du-Nord station a train bound for Compiègne or bound for Saint-Quentin, which stops at Compiègne (40mn to 50mn depending on the train) . The fares are 8,70€ for the RER B and 13,40€ for the train. From Compiègne railway station to the Conference site take the Bus nº 5 (Compiègne public buses are free of charge) and stop at the Centre de Recherches bus stop, or take a Taxi in front the railway station.

If you land at the Orly airport, take the Orlyval Metro to station Anthony (8mn, 10,25€), then take RER B to Paris-Gare-du-Nord station (28mn). See above for the indications from Gare du Nord. From the Orly airport you can also take a taxi. The travel takes around 1 hour and half when there is no traffic (but there is always traffic !).


New ! If you buy your ticket via Air France and KLM Global Meetings website, your electronic ticket will carry a special mention which justifies the application of preferential fares. Should you prefer to process your reservations and ticket-purchase directly with an Air France and KLM sales outlet, you must keep the following documents which serve to justify the application of the preferential airfares Keep the document to justify the special fares with you as you may be asked for it at any point of your journey.


More details may be found here.

2) By train

Take a train from Paris-Gare-du-Nord station bound for for Compiègne or bound for Saint-Quentin, which stops at Compiègne ((40mn to 50mn depending on the train). The fares are13,40€. From Compiègne railway station to the Conference site take the Bus nº 5 (Compiègne public buses are free of charge) and stop at the Centre de Recherches bus stop, or take a Taxi in front the railway station.

3) By car

From Paris, take the high-way A1 (Direction Lille) and exit at Exit nº9 (Compiègne Sud).

Conference location
The Belief 2012 Conference will take place in the Pierre Guillaumat Center of the University of Technology of Compiègne. This center is situated 3km from the city center. You can find here a map of Compiegne and the main sites of the UTC.