Visiting IOC

 

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IOC/UNESCO Fontenoy Headquarters

UNESCO Headquarters

7 place de Fontenoy
75007 Paris
France

As of March 2014, the IOC Secretariat has been located in the UNESCO Headquarters.  

In addition to our offices, many of the larger IOC meetings are held in the UNESCO Headquarters builiding, "Fontenoy".

The main entrance to Fontenoy is off Place de Fontenoy on the North side of the building across the street from the Ecole Militaire equestrian fields.  This entrance is always open.  

If open, the entrance on 125 avenue de Suffren affords quicker access to the main meeting halls.

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 IOC/UNESCO Miollis Annex


1 rue Miollis
75732 Paris cedex 15
France

Some meetings may still be held in the UNESCO Headquarters Annex, in the 15th arrondissement (southwestern Paris). Probably in Rooms XII, XIII, XIV or XV. The annex entrance is at 1 rue Miollis. Go left and down the long hallway and up the red elevators and most likely descend to floor -2 for Rooms XIII and XIV. Follow signs to your meeting room (i.e. 'Salle XV'). 

Some large meetings are held at UNESCO Headquarters main building at 7 place de Fontenoy, about a 10-minute walk away (see map on the left for directions)   

 

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Getting around Paris

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A one-day subscription is 1.70, one week is €8, and the first 30 minutes of every ride are free. Subscriptions can be purchased at the kiosk of any Vélib station, but require a smart chip Visa or Mastercard or a chipless American Express. The closest Vélib station to the IOC is at the Ségur métro stop. Bikes can be returned to any station, which are found about every 300 m throughout the city. After 5 minutes you can take a bike out again for 30 free minutes. A ride of greater than 30 minutes will cost: 30-60 min 1, 60-90 min 3, and 4 for every additional 30 min.

 

Getting to the IOC

 

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From Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) airport

by RER/métro
60 minutes, €10, 0.3 kg/person CO2

There is a regional express rail link (the RER) from the airport. From Terminal 1 take the CDGVAL automatic shuttle (at door 34 lowest level) to the stop Terminal 3-Roissypole and enter the Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle 1 rail station. From Terminal 2 the Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle 2 TGV rail station is centrally located between terminals 2E/2F and 2C/2D, follow signs for 'Paris by train'. Ticket machines accept cash or credit cards with smart chips, otherwise use the manned counters. Take the RER line B (direction Paris; St-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse) and get off at Saint-Michel Notre-Dame. Transfer to the Métro line 10 (your ticket will be required again) in the direction of Boulogne Pont de St-Cloud (note for the return trip you are now in the Cluny-La Sorbonne station), and get off at Ségur. From there it is a 2 minute walk to the entrance at 7 place de Fontenoy. Alternate public transport routes include the Roissybus to Opéra, or the Air France bus ('les cars AF') routes to Porte Maillot/Arc de Triomphe or Gare de Lyon/Montparnasse, which are only recommended if your final destination is close to one of these end points.

by taxi
40 minutes without traffic (up to 3x at peak times), 45-60, 7 kg CO2

A taxi can be practical if you have a lot of luggage, but note that it can take well more than twice as long at peak times.

From Orly airport

by RER/métro
50 minutes, €10.25, 0.2 kg/person CO2

There is a regional express rail link (the RER) from the airport. In the terminals, follow signs for 'Orlyval-Paris by train'. Ticket machines accept cash or credit cards with smart chips, otherwise use the manned counters. Take the Orlyval automatic shuttle to the Antony RER station, where your ticket will be validated. Take the RER line B (direction Paris; Aéroport Charles de Gaulle) to Denfert-Rochereau. Transfer to the Métro line 6 (your ticket will be required again) in the direction of Charles de Gaulle-Étoile, and get off at Sèvres-Lecourbe. From there it is a 5 minute walk to the entrance at 7 place de Fontenoy. Alternate public transport routes include the Orlybus to Denfert-Rochereau, or the Air France bus ('les cars AF') route to Montparnasse/Invalides/Porte Maillot, both connecting to the Paris métro system. Depending on traffic this can be somewhat quicker.

by taxi
25 minutes without traffic (up to 3x at peak times), €35-45, 4 kg CO2

From the Gare du Nord or Gare de l'Est

by métro
30 minutes, 1.80 (1.40 if bought in a carnet of 10), <0.1 kg/person CO2

Take Métro line 4 in the direction of Porte d’Orléans to Odéon. Transfer to Métro line 10 in the direction of Boulogne Pont de Saint-Cloud to Ségur. From there it is a 2 minute walk to the entrance at 7 place de Fontenoy.

by taxi
20 minutes without traffic (up to 3x at peak times), €20-25, 1.5 kg CO2


Note on greenhouse gas emissions estimation: An emission rate of 200 g/km CO2 equivalent has been assumed for taxis (about average for a large car in urban transport). Estimates from the SNCF and RATP (national and regional rail transport companies) for emissions due to long distance and urban rail transport range from 5-10 g/km/person CO2 equivalent, based on average occupancy and French electricity sources (80% nuclear); the higher figure has been used here. The average transatlantic plane journey has an emission of the order of 500 kg/person CO2.