Paris is a central hub of Europe. It can be reached by flights from many parts of the world and has a number of train stations.

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (Aéroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle), is the largest international airport in France, located north of Paris. The airport website also gives the quickest and most economic route to go to/from the airport.

Paris Orly Airport is located 13 km south of Paris. The airport is linked to Paris by freeways, Air France buses, RATP buses (called OrlyBus) and the Orlyval automatic metro service, which connects to the Antony (Paris RER) station. For more information see the website.

The Paris Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) website has a leaflet on 'how to get to the airports'.

Paris has six major train stations in the city centre, each serving different regions of France and Europe. Trip Advisor gives a nice overview of all the stations in Paris and where they serve. Paris Gare du Nord also hosts Eurostar, which can get you from London to Paris in around 2 and a half hours.

Before booking your travel please consult with the Joint Planning Staff, as all supported travel must be pre-approved.


Participants of the 38th Session of the JSC are responsible for booking their own accommodation. We recommend booking accommodation near the conference venue in order to minimize travel to and from the Session.

UNESCO has provided a list of recommended hotels in the vicinity (.pdf).

Paris transportation

The Paris RATP website has practical information regarding getting around Paris, including routes, timetables, fares and where to purchase tickets.


If you can extend your stay, the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau has lots of information about the many things to see and do in Paris.


To find out whether you require a short stay visa for France please consult the Schengen visa info website. They also provide a list of foreign nationals holding ordinary passports who are exempt from visa requirements.