Travel and hotels

General Information

Sciences Po is located in the Left Bank of Paris, near Saint Germain des Pres and 10 minute walk from Louvre. At the time of the conference, the main building of Sciences Po (27 rue Saint-Guillaume) will be closed for renovation. The parallel sessions will be held during the day on June 16th and June 17th at 28 rue des Saints Pères (the home of the Department of Economics and LIEPP, the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Public Policy Evaluation) and at 13 rue d’Universite (the home of Sciences Po’s School for Public Affairs). The plenary sections will be held in the evenings of June 15th and 16th (followed by cocktail receptions) at the Catholic Institute of Paris at 21 rue d’Assas, next to the Luxembourg Gardens and 10 minutes walk from Sciences Po.

The Gala Dinner and the Presidential Address on the night of June 17th will be held on the other side of the River Seine, at the Cercle National des Armees, 8 Place Saint Augustin (about 25 minutes from Sciences Po by public transportation).



Paris has two major public airports, Charles de Gaulle and Orly. From each airport, there is a train service (RER B) to the city of Paris. Within Europe, Paris is also accessible by train; all seven major train stations are located in the downtown of Paris.

Within the city, there is a dense network of metro and buses (as well as taxis and Ubers).

AirFrance and KLM are the official carriers for the conference. For attractive discounts on a wide range of fares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide please see the AirFrance & KLM Global Meetings website. The Event ID Code to keep for the booking: 25210AF


There are no large hotels in the area. Also, large blocks of hotel rooms were booked by football associations following the 2010 announcement that Paris will host Euro 2016 (the European Football Cup) from June 10th to July 10th. Still, the market for hotel rooms (as well as apartments including AirBnB) is liquid. The link provides special conference rates for hotels in the area for SIOE participants but the participants may also independently book other hotels in different price ranges depending on quality and distance to the center of the city.