France, like most European countries, uses daylight saving time in summer being in the Central European Summer Time (CEST) zone (UTC+2h).
When calling from your mobile to a stationary phone in France use the +(33) prefix.
Emergency telephone numbers
General emergency: 112
Fire squad: 18
Medical first aid: 15
There is Wi-Fi network connection in the hotel rooms accessible free of charge
to the hotel guests. There is also wireless network connection in the lecture and seminar halls.
Currency and credit cards
The currency unit in France is the Euro.
You may change foreign currency and traveller's checks at several banks located in the city centers as well as in the money exchange offices located, e.g., at railway stations and airports. Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and automatic cash machines.