How to get to the 25th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS)
54 and 105 Boulevard Raspail, 75006
Line 12: Stations “Sèvre-Babylone,” “Notre Dame Des Champs” or “Rennes”
Line 10: Station “Sèvre-Babylone”
Line 4: Station “Saint Placide” or “Vavin”
Find more information on ECSAS Locations here:
You can use cash or credit cards to buy books presented by the publishers in Room 13, 105 boulevard Raspail. (Otherwise, in Paris you may use cash as well as your credit cards for other purchases).
On the 24th of July the first step to take is to register. The registration desk opens at 9:30 and is located in the hall of the 54 boulevard Raspail (Paris 6).
This is where you will be given the conference program and your badges once your registration status has been checked by our staff.
Please note that you must keep your badges on you at all times during the conference, or you will not have access to the buildings where panels take place.
You will also have access to a complimentary breakfast and the exhibition on Portrait Dravida. A Century of Studio Photography, in the hall of the 54 boulevard Raspail, behind the registration desk.
We (the CEIAS, host of the conference) are not allowed to accept cash as a form of payment for the registration. Only credit cards are accepted.
25th-27th July, The registration desk opens at 8:30.
Find more information regarding Registration here:
We do not have a luggage space available to keep your luggage or bags. Please leave them at your place of accommodation.
You may come and pick up your lunches (a drink, a sandwhich, and a dessert) at 96 boulevard Raspail, Room des artistes (ground floor), on Wednesday 25th of July, between 12:30 and 13:30, and on Thursday 26th of July, between 12:15 and 13:15.
All rooms are equipped with a video projector, however we cannot provide laptops, so please bring your own, or talk with your panel convenors to know if they are bringing theirs.
Make sure that your laptops have VGA port.
If you have a Mac, please bring your own adaptor (we cannot guarantee them).
To Non-European participants: you are advised to bring an adapter plug for European outlet.
Here is a summary of all means of transportation to and from Paris airports:
Bus connecting the Paris-Opéra area with the Charles de Gaulle airport.
Journey time: approx. 60 minutes
Frequency from Paris (Opéra) >> Charles de Gaulle:
Frequency from Charles de Gaulle >> Paris (Opéra):
Shuttle bus service between Orly airport and Place Denfert-Rochereau.
Frequency: 10 to 20 minutes depending on hours
Journey time: 30 min
The RER B is a train that connects Paris with the Charles de Gaulle (north) and Orly (south) airports.
Stop: Paris - Denfert-Rochereau RER (B)-Direction: Orly South
First departure: 5.35am
Stop: Orly South and Orly West - Direction: Paris - Denfert-Rochereau RER
First departure: 6am
Orlyval is a driverless light rail transit line that connects Orly airports with the Antony RER station.
Journey times using RER B between Paris and Antony:
Frequency: every 4 - 7 minutes
Journey time from Antony to Orly South: 8 minutes
Frequency: every 10-20 minutes
Journey time: 25-35 minutes
The Paris Transport pass is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days in zones 1 to 3 (close suburbs) or in zones 1 to 5 (note that zone 6 is also included) (included airports CDG/Orly and Versailles) at adult and child prices** (from 4 to 11 inclusive).
Depending on which zones you select, Paris Transport allows you to travel on: - metro lines - RER lines (RATP and SNCF) -
Ile-de-France bus lines (RATP and OPTILE), except those circulating on Jetbus, Allobus Roissy CDG, tourist excursion and Air France networks - the Montmartre funicular.
The Paris Transport pass comes with a booklet of discounts usable in a range of partner establishments.
Purchasing a book of 10 t+ tickets allows you to save 27% on the price of buying 10 individual tickets.
The t+ ticket allows you to travel on:
NOTE: metro/tram or metro/bus connections are not possible!
For further information about tickets and schedules of public transportation see:
Your login and password information will be handed to you with your badge.