COFREND and its partners CEA List & DGZfP, are pleased to welcome you in France for the 10th edition of DIR.

Welcome in Paris

Located in the very center of Paris, close to Forum des Halles, Georges Pompidou Center and Beaubourg-Le Marais district, Saint-Martin meeting center offers all facilities to welcome DIR 2025.

Espace Saint Martin

Address: 199 bis, rue Saint Martin, 75003 PARIS

Espace Saint Martin, an atypical place
Formerly known as “Le Palais des Fêtes” (Festival Palace), the building was a vast establishment inaugurated in 1910, which served as both concert café room and cinema. In 1915, a second cinema room opened and it effectively became the first multiplex in Paris! After the end of its movie theater career in 1961, the building evolved as an art gallery and a meeting center.

How to come and where to stay

By plane

  • Orly airport: about 30 minutes
  • Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport: about 45 minutes

To the conference place :

  • Public transportation
  • Taxi Station at the Airports

Make sure to use official cabs awaiting outside at the official Taxi station of the airports of Orly and Roissy Charles de Gaulle.


By train and public transport

Located in the heart of Paris, you have a wide choice of transportation :

From airports: Orlyval, RER, metro and Air France Shuttle
From train stations: RER and metro

Stop Stations:

  • RER B & C: Forum des Halles
  • Metro 4: Etienne Marcel
  • Metro 3: Arts et Métiers
  • Metro 11: Rambuteau


By car


  • 48.865676064378334,
  • 2.356070311444826

Parkings are available around the conference place.

The closest being : Parking Indigo Paris Saint-Martin, 254 rue Saint Martin

Accomodations and hotels

Hotels, Air b’nB or even Appart Hotels, we invite you to book your stay through hotels booking websites and plateforms.

A large choice of accomodations and for all budgets, around the place or at few metro station