Grandes Écoles
d’Ingénieurs de Paris

Paris  Institute
of Technology


arrangements and European Dimension Activities Planned in PARIS for the

November 2009

For Foreign
Student Participants

During the 8-day ATHENS Session each
student will be devoting the majority of his/her time to following the
scientific course he/she has selected.

As a Socrates based Programme, each
ATHENS Session also includes a certain number of social-cultural activities
which are listed below. These
activities are also part of the Programme: students are required to

Prior to coming don’t forget:

A)Your National Identity Card or
passport, and Home University Student Card. You will need to show these
documents frequently during your stay.

B) Consult the housing list: if you have requested housing. ParisTech will place
you at one of the 2 following residences :

at the CISP (Centre International de Séjour de Paris),
17, boulevard KELLERMANN, 75013 Paris (with 2, 3, 4 or 8 beds to a room )

or at the Formule 1 hotel , 21-23 Avenue de la Porte
de Chatillon, 75014 Paris (2 students to a room).

Please consult the list (by clicking here) which indicates where each student
(who has requested housing) is housed.
This document indicates the type of room each student has been given. Please
understand that Paris was asked to house 221 students. Given the difficulty for
the residence administration to manage such a large population, students are not allowed to change rooms
during their stay.

Concerning payment, all students
must pay the residence where they are housed on arrival and in order to have
access to their room.

a/ Those students at the CISP/Kellermann are
expected to bring the exact sum in cash to be paid when arriving at the
CISP. Towels are provided. Prices, which also include breakfast, are :

for 2 persons with shower and
toilets room: 29,70 € per night and per person

for 2 persons with shower room:
27,40 € per night and per person

for 3 persons with bath room and
toilets: 29,70 € per night and per person

for 4 persons room:  27,40 € per night and per person

for 8 persons room: 19,90 € per night
and per person

b/ Those students housed at the Formule 1 must pay for their entire stay on arrival either
in cash or with one of the following credit cards
: Visa, Eurocard,
American Express.  Towels are provided. Prices
are 49 € per night for a room for 2 students (24,50 per student) and 3,90 € for
breakfast for each student. This makes a
total of 28,40 € per night for each student

Students should be
aware that in such residences where people from many destinations arrive and
depart, they should be particularly careful with their valuables and personal
belongings. Objects of value should be placed in the residence safe.

At the Formule 1 hotel,
because of computer registration difficulties, the
first student arriving will be asked to pay the entire price of the room.
He/she will get reimbursed for the half of the room by the second student who
will share the room with him/her.

C) Bring 25 € in cash to pay for the European
Dimension Activities
presented later in this document, and 3 € for the
farewell Friday evening party
. (to avoid change problems, please bring the exact money).

D) Carefully select your level for the
guided visits of the Latin Quarter planned during the afternoon of Saturday
November 14 and those proposed for the morning of Sunday, November 15
because the number of places is

The official
visits proposed will be organised in English.
Consult the “visit descriptions” in order to have a summary of the
various visits
(by clicking here).

A Word about Transportation in

Students can buy a book of 10 metro/bus tickets in any metro station for
11,60 € for in and around Paris. One ticket is valuable for one way. They can
also buy in any metro station a pass called “Pass Navigo Découverte”: the price
of the pass itself  is 5 € and for one
week everywhere in zones 1 and 2 from Monday to Sunday it costs 17,20 € (don’t
forget to bring an identity photo 25×30 mm with you for the pass).

For students going to Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), you will need to
buy a week Pass Navigo Découverte”, covering 4 zones at 5 € + 27,90 € = 32,90

Information on where different visits and activities are located are
indicated in this programme or on the enclosed sheet “How to Go”. Directions on how to reach the different Grande Ecoles
of ParisTech are also indicated in “How
to Go”
(click here)


November 13


1/ For
those students housed at the
CISP/Résidence Kellermann :
17 Boulevard Kellermann, 75013, Paris. métro : Porte d’Italie or Cité Universitaire. Telephone
:33-1-44-16-37-38, fax :33-1-44-16-37-39.

2/ For
those students housed at the Formule 1
, with 2 students per room: 21-23
Avenue de la Porte de Chatillon, 75014, métro : Porte d’Orléans. Telephone :08 91 70 52 29, fax: 01 58 14 01

Saturday, November 14

Registration, Reception and Visits

1/ For those students housed at the
To go from the Résidence to MINES Paris Tech, take the tram
T3 at the Porte d’Italie stop (direction: Pont du Garigliano) and get out at
Cité Universitaire stop. Take the RER line B at Cité Universitaire (direction:
Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV) and get out at Luxembourg Station. MINES Paris Tech is
just across the street.

2/ For those students housed at the
Formule 1 hotel:
To go from the Formule 1 to MINES Paris Tech, the
easiest way is to take the n° 38 bus at the Porte d’Orléans stop and get out at
the Luxembourg stop on Bd St Michel

11:00 : Registration for the ATHENS November Session at MINES Paris Tech, 60 Boulevard St Michel, Paris 75006 (RER line B, Luxembourg Station or number
38 bus).

When you arrive at MINES Paris
Tech, you will be asked to :

1) Pay the
European Dimension Fee of 25 €.

2) Register for
a visit of the Latin Quarter for the Saturday afternoon and an official visit
for the following Sunday morning

3) Pick up your
ATHENS Paris November Session dossier.

4) pay for the
farewell Friday evening party (3 €)

11:45: Official Welcome to the ATHENS November 2009 Session, followed by

12:45 : Buffet Reception

14:00 :
Departure from MINES Paris Tech for ONE of the 9 different guided tours of the
Latin Quarter
professional guides to accompany you. You will be asked to choose one of 4
levels for your visit of the very famous « Quartier latin » :

Level 1. This is your first
time in Paris (2 groups)

Level 2. You know Paris a
little (4 groups)

Level 3. You know Paris quite
well (2 groups)

Level 4. You know Paris very
well (1 group)

Sunday Morning
November 15

During Registration, students have
selected one of the three following visits.
Given the numbers involved and the complexity of the organisation, each
student is requested to respect the hour and meeting place for his/her group:

1) A visit of the Marais Quarter and the Musée
RV at 10:35 (3 groups) at the Musée Carnavalet, 23 rue de
Sévigné, 75003 Paris, métro: St Paul

(line 1) for a visit : 10:45 -12: 15 approximately
here for more detail)

2) The Permanent Collection of the
Centre Georges-Pompidou
RV at 9:50 (group 1 & 2) and at 10h20 (group 3) at the group
meeting point inside the main entrance to the Centre Pompidou (Place Georges
: Hôtel de Ville or Chatelet
(line 1) for a
visit : 10:00-11:30 and 10:30-12:00
(click here for more

3) A visit of
Montmartre Quarter

(click here for more detail)

RV at 9:50 (2 groups) at street level
in front of the métro station Lamarck
(line 12)
for a visit: 10:00-11:30.

RV at 10:50 (1 group) at
street level in front of the métro
station Lamarck Caulaincourt
(line 12)
for a visit: 11:00-12:30.

Sunday Afternoon or Evening,

November 15

A ticket for a boat trip down the river Seine will be given to you on Saturday
November 14. You can choose to do this trip when you want on Sunday or after
the classes during the week. There is a departure every 45 mn from 11h00 to
22h30 every day. The trip lasts about 1 hour 10 minutes. Go down in front of
the departure quay, entitled “Bateau Mouche”. (Address: Pont de l’Alma, Paris 75008, metro
Alma Marceau – line 9

Monday, November 16

Morning reception for visiting ATHENS students,
organised at the various hosting Ecoles of ParisTech. Details will be given on
Saturday, November 14.

Wednesday, November 18

18h30: An Aperitif Party will be organised by the students of Union at Maison
de l’ENSAM (Address: Résidence des Arts et Métiers 1 Avenue Pierre Massé 75014
PARIS). Get out at RER B station “Cité Universitaire” or Tram 3 “Cite
universitaire” station, enter the Cité Universitaire in front of you. G
o to the ring and to the right of the big
building ; then left and follow the signs : Maison ENSAM straight all
the way through the Cité garden ; cross the bridge, ENSAM is to the right
after the bridge.

More information will be given on
November 14 at the Opening Session.

Friday, November 20

evening farewell party
be organised at Telecom Paris tech (Address : 53 rue Vergniaud 75013
Paris :  get off at Metro
station  « Glacière » (line 6), go down along Boulevard Auguste
Blanqui and turn right in rue Vergniaud). More information will be given at the
Opening Session, November 14.

Saturday, November 21

Departure of the ATHENS visiting
students to their home University.


special thank you to the students’ Union of ParisTech for their help in
organising the social activities for this Session.