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. Cnam was involved in pioneering Internet experiments, see this curiosity corner.

Amphithéâtre 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.

Social events

We have planned multiple social events during the whole week:

  • Monday 17th: dinner in Restaurant Georges, Centre Georges Pompidou, in an ideal location on the Centre Pompidou's vast roof. It is a designer restaurant that offers spectacular views over Paris's most famous monuments.

Restaurant Georges, Centre Georges Pompidou, 6ème étage Palais Beaubourg Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris

  • Tuesday 18th: visit to the Arts et Métiers Museum followed by a Cocktail at Cafés des Techniques. The museum was founded in 1794 as a repository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions.

Café des techniques, 60 Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris

  • Wednesday 19th: dinner at the Musée du Vin, located near to the Eiffel Tower in central Paris. The cellars, formerly used by a religious order, now house a permanent exhibition displaying tools and objects related to the vineyards and wines of France.

Musée du Vin, 5 Square Charles Dickens, 75016 Paris

Welcome Lunch

The first lunch of the TMA week on Monday 17, 2019, will take place in the Salon d'Honneur (from the access 2 rue Conté), which can be accessed from the main Cnam access (292 rue St Martin, 75003 Paris) by going through rue Réaumur as shown in the map below.


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".


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.


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 Chinese district, the oldest one in Paris, is also situated just nearby (rue Volta and rue au Maire).

Entrance of Marché des Enfants Rouges
Marché des Enfants Rouges

Don't miss the "Fête de la Musique", also known as Music Day, which will take place in France in June 21, 2019. On Music Day French citizens are allowed and urged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces and parks. Free concerts are also organized, where musicians play for fun and not for payment. For the occasion, multiple famous places in Paris will host concerts. For example the Petit Palais will join forces with the "Jeunes Talents" (Young Talents) association to offer free concerts to listen at the Museum's auditorium. Parc Montsouris bandstand will welcome Orchestrerie on the occasion. For an original show, you could hear Japanese drums in the Place Simone de Beauvoir and discover Nika Taiko. If you like classical music, you could go to the Musée Henner where students from the conservatoire Debussy will play, or to the Hôtel de Matignon. The sumptuous Philharmonie de Paris will also offer you two performance-concerts, a vocal concert and a symphonic concert.

Philarmonie de Paris
Fête de la Musique in Champ de Mars



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: