TMA Conference 2019 will take place in the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Cnam). The Cnam was created in 1794, during the French Revolution, on the location of a medieval monastery, the royal abbey of Saint-Martin des Champs. Nowadays, thanks to its integrated network, the Cnam spreads higher adult education and life-long training, in France and abroad.

The Cnam is located at 292, Rue Saint-Martin, Paris, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris.

Amphitheatre Abbé Grégoire

 

The Cnam hosts the Musée des Arts et Métiers that you will be able to visit during the conference. The museum groups a collection of inventions, including the Foucault pendulum.

Access

The campus map is as below. You should use the “Entrée 292 rue Saint-Martin”. The plenary sessions will take place in the Amphitheatres Robert Faure (Z – level -1) and Jean-Baptiste Say (Y – level -1), close to Number 1 in the picture below.

Below is shown the entry at 292, rue Saint-Martin. The amphitheatres are situated in the basement. Right after going into the campus, use the stairs at the left or at the right like in the images below.

How to reach the Cnam from Paris airports

Orly Airport (ORY) is about 20 minutes south of Paris and Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is about 40 minutes northeast. To get from these airports to the Cnam, you may proceed as follows:

From Charles de Gaulle Airport:

  • Depending on your Terminal of arrival (1 or 2), you may walk to the RER (train) station or you may need to take a free bus shuttle.
  • Buy an RER ticket to Paris-section-urbaine (metro ticket included).
  • Take the RER B and get off at “Châtelet-les-Halles” station.
  • Take a correspondence to metro line 4 direction “Porte de Clignancourt”, get off at “Réaumur Sébastopol” Station and take the exit “Rue Papin”.

From ORLY Airport:

  • Take Orlyval until Antony.
  • Buy an RER ticket to Paris-section-urbaine (metro ticket included).
  • Take the RER B and get off at “Châtelet-les Halles” station.
  • Take a correspondence to metro line 4 direction “Porte de Clignancourt” and get off at “Réaumur Sébastopol” Station and take the exit “Rue Papin”.

Neighborhood

The Cnam is situated in the historical area of the city named Le Marais. In the neighborhood you will be able to visit Beaubourg which is a famous museum of modern art.

Beaubourg

The Marché des Enfants rouges was established in 1628 which makes it the oldest covered market in Paris. The market offers fruits, vegetables, flowers, plus restaurants with local food. A little Chinese market is also situated just nearby.

Entrance of Marché des Enfants Rouges
Marché des Enfants Rouges

Hotels

There is no special fare for the conference, given the high number of hotels nearby.

Here is a list of hotels close to the Cnam: