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CHI 2013 will be held at the Palais de Congrès de Paris in France. 

The official website for visitors to Paris is http://en.parisinfo.com. See a short video of Paris, the City of Lights, from the Paris Visitors Bureau.

Paris at dusk

The Palais des Congrès at night – © Sharon Young

Travelling to Paris

Paris is easily accessible from all over the world by air travel. The main airport is Charles-de-Gaulle, north-west of the city, approximately 22km (14 miles) from the Palais des Congrès. The Orly airport, south of the city, is about the same distance from the Palais. It has mostly domestic flights and a few European flights. Both airports have extensive public transportation to the city by train (called RER), bus and taxi. An Air France bus goes directly from Charles-de-Gaulle to Palais des Congrès.

When travelling from Europe, Paris is very well connected to various cities through express trains called TGV. The EuroStar connects London to Paris in two hours, the Thalys connects Brussels to Paris in 1h20, Amsterdam to Paris in 3h20 and Köln to Paris in 3h15, TGV Est connects Luxembourg to Paris in 2h, Sarrebruck to Paris in 2h40, Lyria connects Geneve to Paris in 3h and Zurich to Paris in 4h20. Within France, Lyon is 2h away from Paris, Marseille 3h, Nice 5h40, Bordeaux 3h, Strasbourg 2h15.

Paris at dusk

View over Paris, at dusk, from the Maine-Montparnasse tower (CC Benh Lieu Song)

Facts about Paris

Altitude: between 30 and 130 meters
Time Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Population: 2.2 Million
Metro Area Population: 12 Million
Telephone Country Code: +33
Language: French.