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Travel, hotel and city

Upon arrival

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. 

Reinforced security controls may delay you slightly in your trip.

Be prepared:

  • You will be asked to show proof of attendance before you can access the registration area: please print your voucher or bring an electronic copy on your phone. This will ensure you a quick access to the congress.
  • Leave your luggage at the cloakroom on Level 1 and proceed to the congress on Level 2
  • When accessing the congress, you may be asked to open your handbags 

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.

Paris: Useful information for Heart Failure delegates

  • Monday 1 May is a public bank holiday in France : traffic by public transportation may be reduced, 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!

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.


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