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Housing & Transportation | MPA Paris


Participants will live in a student residence. All students will be assigned double rooms at the residence and will be able to request a roommate.

  • Earliest check-in to dorms: Saturday before classes start
  • Latest check-out of dorms: Saturday after classes end


From the Airport

You will most likely arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). This airport is also known as Roissy and is located 23 kilometers (14 miles) northeast of Paris. When you exit baggage claim into the main hall of the airport, follow signs for SNCF/RER. You will take Line B, the only line that serves the airport, and get off at Gare du Nord. At Gare du Nord you will change to Line 5, direction Place d’Italie. Then you will get off at République and change to Line 8, direction Créteuil-Préfecture. You will then get off at Montgallet. When you exit the metro station you will be on Rue de Reuilly.

The Résidence Vivaldi is at 102 Rue de Reuilly. The residence is in the 12e arrondissement between the metro stops Montgallet and Daumesnil on line 8. A ticket for the RER costs about 8 Euros and can be purchased at the guichets (windows) near where the train leaves. You can also take a taxi (approx. €40 – 50) or hire an airport shuttle.

Within Paris

Métro (within Paris city limits) - are designated by numbers. You find your line by the destination (the last stop on the line). Vous prenez le métro direction “Porte d’Orléans”.

RER – light rail system that serves the suburbs of Paris, stops within Paris as well, RER lines are designated by letters (A, B, C, D, E). This is what you will take to/from the airport.

Buses - Buses will also take you anywhere in Paris and are a nice way to explore the city. The 46 bus goes directly to the ESCP-EAP.

Metro/RER/Bus passes (weekly or monthly) available and are cheaper than buying tickets every day. Your metro pass is good for the metro as well as buses. Maps are also available in any Metro/RER stations. Most of you will want to purchase a Carte Orange.

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