Coming to the City of Light

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Learn more about Paris, the host city for 4D Summit Europe 2013, and how to make the most of your time here.

You can never stop discovering Paris. It's so rich in museums, monuments, restaurants and little curiosities hidden around its thousands of streets, that you have to visit at least once in your life, and then come back again and again. Dubbed the "City of Light" both for its reputation for intellect in the Age of Enlightenment and – in more modern times – for the millions of lights that illuminate the night, Paris' artistic and cultural reach spans the globe. It is one of the most visited cities in the world, where people take delight in architectural marvels, the arts, haute cusine and fashion like nowhere else.


Take advantage of 4D Summit Europe to discover Paris in all its splendor.


4D Summit Europe 2013 will take place at the Eurosites George V conference center, in the prestigious "Golden Triangle" enclosed by the Champs-Élysées, Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V.


We are presently negotiating preferred hotel pricing at nearby accommodations. Stay tuned for news, which will come as soon as we have our special rates available for you.


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Getting There

Paris is served by two major airports – the primary one being Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to the north of the city, which is served by major domestic international airlines, and the secondary being Paris-Orly Airport (ORY), to the south of the city. Both airports are operated by Aéroports de Paris, who have detailed information on their Web site.


Both are served by the RER Line B commuter train, which costs between €9 and €11 each way between the airports and central Paris (approximately 30 minutes). Direct bus service is also available for a slightly lower fare. Please consult Aéroports de Paris for precise, up to the minute information. Taxis are easily available at the airports, however rates and times can vary widely based on traffic and routes taken.


Further afield, Aéroport Beauvais serves regional and low-cost airlines. Private bus service (travel time of 1 hour without traffic) is available via the Beauvais Airport Shuttle which departs and arrives at Porte Maillot in the west of Paris.


Paris is also served by numerous international train stations with direct trains from the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Italy. For more information about international train travel, please consult the SNCF Web site.


About Paris, France

Made up of 20 spiraling districts called arrondissements, Paris is a populous, cosmopolitan city which at the same time remains accessible and easy to explore by foot or by public transport.


The city was established as a Celtic settlement called Lutetia by the Romans on the Île de la Cité – the island on the river Seine which is home to Notre Dame – where it grew over the centuries into the seat of power and the largest city in France. Signs of its long history are visible throughout Paris, from Roman architectural relics to sites from the Middle Ages; from unmistakable Belle Epoque architecture to world-famous modernist constructions.


The city is at once home to a rich and ancient culture, and fast-moving, contemporary and ethnically diverse. Its reputation for the arts, fashion, cuisine and culture need no introduction, as it is a city rife with opportunities to view museums, go shopping, indulge in gastronomic delights and feed one's brain on books and philosophy.


A new wave of young movers and shakers has also given the city its own startup scene, street art, food movement and plethora of sporting activities rarely seen as little as a decade ago.  



In November, Paris tends to be chilly with a moderate amount of precipitation and occasional bursts of glorious sunshine. It is advised to dress warmly, but in layers as indoor temperatures and climate control can vary wildly.

  • Average high is 9ºC/48ºF
  • Average low is 3ºC/37ºF
  • Average rainfall 52mm/2.0in