2020 Toastmasters International Convention Travel
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AUGUST 5–8, 2020 / PARIS, FRANCE / PALAIS DES CONGRÈS DE PARIS


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Travel
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Travel Information

Entering France
Documents required for international travelers

France is a party to the Schengen Agreement. Visit the Embassy of France website for the most current visa and entry requirement information.

Passports must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. If your passport does not meet Schengen requirements, you may be refused boarding by the airline at your point of origin or while transferring planes. We recommend that your passport have at least six months’ validity remaining.

The Government of France does not recognize the 12-page U.S. emergency passport, issued by U.S. embassies and consulates overseas, as a valid travel document for visa-free entry into France. If traveling on this emergency passport, you may be refused boarding and/or entry by immigration officials. Only direct transit through France for a destination in the United States is permitted with an emergency passport. You may enter France for up to 90 days for tourist and business purposes without a visa. Immigration officers may also request you show sufficient funds for your intended stay and a return airline ticket.

Upon registering for convention, you will have the option to download and print a letter of invitation.

Airplane in the Air



Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Airport Transportation

Paris, France is serviced by two airports. Almost all major domestic and international airlines can be found at one of the two airports below:

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) – located approximately 15.5 miles southwest of Le Méridien Etoile.

Paris Orly Airport (ORY) – located approximately 12.4 miles north of Le Méridien Etoile.

Ground Transportation

Bus Shuttles are the recommended airport transportation and are easily accessible outside the terminal buildings. More details on public ground transportation can be found below:


Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

CDG Airport to Le Méridien Etoile: €17 EUR per person
Le Méridien Etoile to CDG Airport: €17 EUR per person
Round Trip: €30 EUR per person

Paris Orly Airport (ORY)

ORY Airport to Le Méridien Etoile: €12 EUR per person
Le Méridien Etoile to ORY Airport: €12 EUR per person
Round Trip: €20 EUR per person




Taxi and rideshare services

Taxi service is available at an approximate rate of €50 EUR one way, to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and €40 EUR one way, to and from Paris Orly Airport. For more information regarding Taxi service, please click here.


The rideshare service Uber is also available in Paris, France.