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Visa to France

A valid passport is required for all U.S. citizens and foreign national entering France. Visitors must have ready for presentation at the border documentary evidence of the purpose of the visit, means of support for the duration of the stay and accommodation arrangements. A visa may be required. It must be requested from a French Consulate, and not from the Embassy, before departure. Whether you need a visa depends on your nationality and duration of stay in France and possibly on the reason for your visit to France.

To find out if you need a visa and, if so, how to apply for one, first choose the closest French Consulate on the embassy website :

How to get to Orléans  and the conference venue

The Venue:

Les Portes de Sologne
200 Allée des 4 Vents
Parc de Limere
45160 Ardon

How to get there:

By Car

At the heart of Val de Loire, Orléans is at the crossroad of several highways :
A10 > Paris - Orléans - Bordeaux
A71 > Orléans - Bourges - Clermont-Ferrand
A19 > Artenay - Orléans - Courtenay
D2020 > Paris - Orléans - Toulouse

By Train

Orleans' Railway Station is 15 minutes away
Orleans Les Aubrais Railway Station is 20 minutes away

Useful links
French National Railway Company (SNCF) :

By Plane

Paris-Roissy CDG Airport is 1h45 away  (daily flights from the USA, international airport of Paris)
Paris-Orly  Airport is 1h15 away (national airport of Paris, internal flights)
From Paris hourly direct trains are reaching Orléans from Austerlitz station

Useful links :
Paris Charles de Gaulle airport :
Paris public transport (RATP):
French National Railway Company (SNCF) :