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Travel, hotel and city

Paris: Useful information for Heart Failure delegates

  • Monday 1 May is a public bank holiday in France : traffic by public transportation may be reduced, most shops and restaurants may be closed
  • April/ May are busy periods for tourism in Paris : we recommend that you make your travel & accommodation arrangements well in advance
  • Palais des Congrès is located at Porte Maillot, on the « right bank » of the Seine River, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris

Book your free transfer to the venue!

The city of Paris is offering free transfers to the venue to all Heart Failure 2017 congress delegates, from all Parisian airports and train stations from  

Book your free shuttle service from all Parisian airports and train stations to the Palais des Congrès de Paris (and return) between 24 April and 3 May 2017.

Online reservation is mandatory!


This service is offered to you by Viparis, Paris Airport and the Paris Region Tourist Board.



The Heart Failure Association, the ESC, the Palais des Congrès de Paris and its partners have made the security of our delegates a primary concern. For reasons of national security, the French government have extended the duration of the State of Emergency until July 2017. Reinforced security controls may delay you slightly in your trip.

Arriving in Paris

Controls are possible at French customs for all incoming international flights including those from within the European Union. Please make sure you travel with the necessary documents and integrate this into your schedule when planning your arrival. 

For more information about travelling to France please visit your government website.

At Heart Failure 2017

The Palais des Congrès de Paris has a very high level security plan complying with the State of Emergency. For obvious reasons we are unable to share these confidential arrangements, designed to protect congress delegates to the maximum level.

Please be notified that you may be subject to a security control of your handbags or luggage when entering the building; we advise you to make the necessary arrangements in order not to be delayed in your schedule.

In collaboration with the relevant authorities, ESC-HFA and the Palais des Congrès de Paris will continue to keep these arrangements under review and keep our delegates informed should we foresee any logistic impact on the congress.

Book your hotel room

Beware of unauthorised or fraudulent hotel agencies

The ESC has appointed MCI Group in Paris as its official housing agency for hotel reservations for Heart Failure 2017.
MCI is the only official housing agency for Heart Failure 2017 in Paris. If you are contacted by any other company or agency offering housing for this congress, please note that these companies are not authorised to represent the ESC in any way, nor do they have access to the officially contracted ESC room blocks or rates. Please be aware that these unauthorised companies might not deliver what they promise in terms of quality and location. Rates and extra charges can be inflated or hefty fees placed on credit cards. If you are contacted by any such agency or have any questions regarding their legitimacy please don’t hesitate to contact us at or by telephone +33 (0) 492947623

The ESC has appointed MCI Group as its official Housing agency for hotel reservations for Heart Failure 2017.  MCI have selected a number of hotels with negotiated rates and easy access to the Palais des Congress Porte Maillot. The hotels are conveniently located in the city centre with public transport connections to the Congress.

Click on "book your room" in order to browse the map to locate the congress venue and a number of hotels.

Book your room

You will be transferred to the online booking system of MCI Group. 

Rooms will be allocated on a first come - first served basis.
Telephone requests cannot be accepted. Rooms can be confirmed only upon receipt of a deposit payment.

Group reservations

Please contact MCI by email to

Telephone: +33 (0) 1 53 85 82 71

For other general accommodation queries please don't hesitate to contact us directly : 

Congress venue

Palais des Congrès Paris

2 place de la Porte Maillot

75017 Paris, France