23 avenue d’Italie (4th floor), 75013 Paris, France.

The Paris Co-Location Centre is hosted by our partner Institut Mines Telecom (IMT). Other institutions are located at the same floor: LiNCS (Laboratory of Information, Networking and Communication Sciences), Telecom ParisTech (the SME Builder incubator).

Visitors have to register at the reception desk of the building (08:00-19:00) located at the 23 entrance to get the digicode to EIT Digital. Then take the elevator on the left right after the reception desk to the 4th floor.




Transportation: How to come and visit us?

You have all the possible means of transportation to go to the Co-Location Centre, ranging from the most traditional ones to the most advanced ones.

By plane

From Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG airport is located 27 kilometres north-east of Paris):

  • The fastest and cheapest solution is to take RER B in direction of "Robinson/ Saint Rémy les Chevreuses", change at Denfert Rochereau station for the metro/underground line 6 in direction of Nation and get off at Place d'Italie station. It will take you approximately 90 minutes. The RER B frequency on weekdays is 10-15 minutes (Cf Timetable ). The ticket price is 9.75 € / trip.
  • We will not advise taking a taxi on peak hours (very expensive and much longer).

From Orly Airport (ORY airport is located 14 kilometres south-east of Paris):

  • Take the Orlybus to Denfert Rochereau, stop at Denfert Rochereau and take the metro/underground line 6 in direction of Nation and get off at Place d'Italie station. The total trip will take you approximately 55 minutes. The Orlybus leaves every 20 minutes (10 minutes on peak hours) and reaches Denfert Rochereau in 30 mn. The ticket price is 8.25 €.
  • On peak hours, it is better to take the Orlyval automatic shuttle, change at Antony for RER B train in Paris direction, then change at Denfert-Rochereau and take metro line 6 direction Nation, get off at Place d'Italie station. Orlyval trains run every 4 minutes during morning and evening peak periods. It will take you approximately 45 mn to Place d’Italie metro station. The combined ticket price is 11.65 € (Orlyval + metro to Place d’Italie).

By car/motor

  • From the ring South (Boulevard Périphérique) : take the exit « Porte d’Italie » then Avenue d’Italie heading to Place d’Italie.
  • From the center of Paris: take direction “Place d’Italie” then direction “Porte d’Italie”. The Co-Location Centre is 300 m after the Place d’Italie roundabout.

Should you want to avoid spending time and money to park, or simply occasionally need a car for a specific drive, you can choose Autolib, the car-sharing solution in Paris. 188 avenue de Choisy.

By bus

8 bus stops are close to the Co-Location Centre. Click here to see the map.

By metro

Stop at Place d’Italie Station at the crossroads of lines 5, 6 and 7. Click here to see the map.

By bike

There are 2 Velib’ (the Paris’ bike sharing service) stations very close to the Co-Location Centre:

  • 30 avenue d’Italie (station # 13029)
  • 153 avenue de Choisy (station # 13122)

For visitors coming with their own bike, a small bike room is available at the lobby of the building.

By taxi

  • You will find many taxis waiting for clients at the taxi station located 4 minutes walk from the Co-Location Centre (213 boulevard Vincent Auriol). The station is located at the red light and is also active at night. The fare is approximately 25-34 € to Orly airport and 45-60 € to Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport.
  • Other solution: the taxi company G7 operates in the whole Paris region, they also can come and pick you up at the airport. Booking orders can be made by phone or through its website. All its cars accept credit card from 15 euros. For more information or order a taxi, click here.

Hotels: Where to rest?

There are many hotels 5-10 minutes walk from the Co-Location Centre:

< 100 Euros:

Around 150 Euros:

>200 Euros:

Restaurants: Where to eat?

There is a tremendous choice of restaurants around the Co-Location Centre for all prices and tastes.

On the go

(5 minutes walk from the Co-Location Centre):

  • Boulangerie Le Grenier A Pains proposes a large choice of delicious crusty baguette sandwiches, salads, pies and pastries. 52, avenue d'Italie. Tel: +33 1 45 80 16 36 (for orders, call in the morning and ask for Alexandra, the manager).
  • Sandwich Café: 184 Avenue de Choisy.
  • McDonald’s: Place d’Italie, 211-213 boulevard Vincent Auriol.

Daily lunch

(5 minutes walk from the Co-Location Centre):

  • La terrasse d'Italie - (French and Italian cuisines, dishes, pizzas, salads). 21 avenue d’Italie. Good and very convenient. Located at the foot of the Co-Location Centre building. Can receive groups and serve in a limited time. Open at night too. Tel: +33 1 42 16 97 89
  • La Place Café - Very good French cuisine and service. 194 avenue de Choisy
  • Comme au Vietnam - Very good and cheap home Vietnamese cuisine, quick service. 195 avenue de Choisy
  • MondolKiri - Excellent Cambodian cuisine, quick service for the cheap and very good menu of the day. 159 avenue de Choisy
  • Le feu de Mars - Excellent Japanese cuisine. 41 rue Vandrezanne

Business lunch and diner

(5 minutes walk from the Co-Location Centre):


The vicinity of our Co-Location Centre offers a large choice of commodities.

  • Pharmacy: 3mn walk from the Co-Location Centre, 5bis avenue d’Italie
  • Post office: contiguous to the Co-Location Centre building.
  • Shopping centreItalie Deux : just in front of the Co-Location Centre. 130 shops open from 10:00 to 20:00 on Mondays to Saturdays and 10:00-21:00 on Thursdays. The supermarket Carrefour Market is open from 9:00 to 22:00.
  • 2 swimming pools are very close to the Co-Location Centre - 1. Piscine de la Butte aux Cailles - 2. Piscine Château des Rentiers (a tennis and a gymnasium are located in the same sports centre)

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