The conference will held at the IUT of Fontainebleau, located in the forest of Fontainebleau, at 15 min by foot from the city center. Here is the official address of the site:IUT Sénart-Fontainebleau – Site de Fontainebleau Route forestière Hurtault 77300 FONTAINEBLEAU
From Charles de Gaulle airport (north of Paris and approximately 100 kms from Fontainebleau).
By Taxi: Travel time: approximately 1 hour and 30 mins.
By Coach (Metro)+Train: Take the coach from Charles de Gaulle Airport to the Gare de Lyon. Or take the RER Line B (Metro-Train) to the Gare du Nord, change to RER line D to the Gare de Lyon (Another variant: go to Châtelet and then by RER A or line 14 until Gare de Lyon). For directions from the Gare de Lyon to Fontainebleau please see ‘By train’ below. Travel time : approximately 2 hours.
From Orly airport (south of Paris and approximately 45 kms from Fontainebleau).
By Taxi: Travel time: approximately 45 mins.
By Taxi+Train: (This involves going north to Paris and taking a train south to Fontainebleau.) Take a taxi from Orly to Gare de Lyon, then follow the instructions ‘By train’ below. Travel time: approximately 2 hours.
By Automatic Train: Buy your ticket directly to Fontainebleau. Take the ‘OrlyVal’ from Orly airport to Antony. Change here to the RER line B to the Châtelet-les-Halles Metro station in Paris. From here, take the RER line A or D to the Gare de Lyon. For directions from the Gare de Lyon to Fontainebleau please see ‘By train’ below. Travel time: approximately 3 hours.
Airport Information: Check here for further information on travel to and from the Paris airports.
From Beauvais airport (north-west of Paris and approximately 150km from Fontainebleau. Airport for low-cost companies).
Take the coach to Paris. The bus is synchronized with plane arrivals and it stops at Porte Maillot. From Porte Maillot, take the subway line 1 (direction Chateau de Vincennes) until Gare de Lyon. For directions from the Gare de Lyon to Fontainebleau please see ‘By train’ below. Travel time: approximately 3 hours. Airport information can be found here.
Trains to Fontainebleau leave from the Gare de Lyon in Paris.
If you arrive on the Eurostar or the Thalys
You will arrive at Gare de l’Est. Take the subway line 5 (direction Porte d’Orléans). Change at Bastille for line 1 (direction Chateau de Vincennes) and get off at Gare de Lyon.
From the Gare de Lyon to Fontainebleau
At the Gare de Lyon go to the ‘Ile de France/Banlieu’ counter (NOT ‘Grandes Lignes’) to buy your ticket for ‘Fontainebleau/Avon’. The ticket price is 8,85€.
The final destination of your train can be one of the following; Montereau, Montargis, Sens or Laroche-Migennes. This is what will be displayed on the Departures board. So make sure to ask what the final destination of the next train stopping in Fontainebleau is, in order to find the platform it will leave from. They leave from any one of two sets of platforms – ‘numbered’ platforms at one end of the station and ‘lettered’ platforms at the other.
The closed circuit TV screen at the head of the platform announces all the stops. You can make sure that your train stops in Fontainebleau.
The journey to Fontainebleau is about 38 min.
At Fontainebleau station
You can either
- Take a taxi to IUT or to your hotel
- Take bus ligne A, towards ‘Lilas/Château’ and get off at the last station ‘Les Lilas’ (the timetable is here). Then take the underground passage and move to IUT (see the red+blue lines on this map). For the city center get off at Château station. More details can be found here.
To navigate your way to IUT please refer to the attached map.