Practical Information


Access to the conference venue

How to get to the 25th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS)


54 and 105 Boulevard Raspail, 75006


Metro lines:

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:

Cash - Credit cards

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).

Conference registration

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.

Powerpoint presentations

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.

Public Transportation in Paris:

Airport access (RoissyBus - OrlyBus - Orlyval)

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:

  • 05:45 to 20:00: every 15 minutes
  • 20:00 to 22:00: every 20 minutes
  • 22:00 to 23:00: every 30 minutes

Frequency from Charles de Gaulle >> Paris (Opéra):

  • 06:00 to 20:45: every 15 minutes
  • 20:45 to 23:00: every 20 minutes


  • Opéra area (On the corner of rue Scribe and rue Auber) to CDG, 8 drop-off points: T1-T2A, T2B, T2C-T2D-T2E-T2F, T3 Terminals.
  • Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris-Opéra area, 5 pick-up points: T1-T2BD-T2AC-T2EF, T3 Terminals (formerly T9). 


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.


Train RER B Paris-Orly or Orly-Paris

Stop: Paris - Denfert-Rochereau RER (B)-Direction: Orly South

First departure: 5.35am

Last departure:

  • 23.05 Monday to Thursday, Sundays and holidays
  • 00.05 Fridays, Saturdays and the day before public holidays.

Stop: Orly South and Orly West - Direction: Paris - Denfert-Rochereau RER

First departure: 6am

Last departure:

  • 23.30 Monday to Thursday, Sundays and holidays.
  • 00.30 Fridays, Saturdays and holiday eves


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:

  • approx. 17 minutes from Denfert-Rochereau (12 mins by fast link and 17 mins by slow train)
  • approx. 25 minutes from Châtelet-Les-Halles (20 mins by fast link and 25 mins by slow train)
  • approx. 28 minutes from Gare du Nord (23 mins by fast link and 28 mins by slow train)

Frequency: every 4 - 7 minutes

Journey time from Antony to Orly South: 8 minutes



  • First departure (Anthony, Orly South and Orly West): 6am
  • Last departure (Anthony, Orly South and Orly West): 11pm

Train RER B Paris-CDG or CDG-Paris

Frequency: every 10-20 minutes

Journey time: 25-35 minutes



  • First departure to CDG airport: at Gare du Nord 4.53am, at Châtelet-les-Halles 5.26am, at Denfert-Rochereau 5.18am
  • Last departure to CDG airport: at Gare du Nord 00.15pm, at Châtelet-les-Halles 00.11pm, at Denfert-Rochereau 00.03pm
  • First departure to Paris: 4.50am
  • Last departure to Paris: 11.50pm


Transportation within Paris

Pass transport

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.


Book of 10t + tickets

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:

  • metro lines
  • RER lines (RATP and SNCF) within Paris (zone 1)
  • Ile-de-France bus lines (RATP and OPTILE), except the Orlybus and Roissybus (see the specific conditions below for the Noctilien network and lines with special fares: 299, 350 and 351)
  • tramway lines (RATP and SNCF)
  • the Montmartre funicular
  • The following types of connections are possible with this ticket:
  • metro/metro
  • metro/RER and RER/RER within Paris
  • bus/bus (including between the RATP and OPTILE networks), bus/tram and tram/tram for 90 minutes between the first and last validation

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.