• Vladimir Choque Flores, Associate Professor at IFP School and Supervisor for the “Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering” Masters’ program, was awarded the Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) on 23 October.

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Paris, Rueil-Malmaison


IFP School is located in Rueil-Malmaison, on the grounds of IFP Energies nouvelles, 8 km west of Paris. It is 30 minutes from the center of Paris by public transport (RER A).

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Rueil-Malmaison is near La Défense, the main business district of Paris, where major energy companies and service providers are located.

An imperial city, Rueil is famous for the Château de la Malmaison, which was one of the residences of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Empress Josephine. Rueil also offers more than 500 ha of green spaces, such as the Malmaison Forest, or the Bois-Préau Park, which can be reached quickly from the campus.

Lastly, Rueil is also known for its banks of the Seine, which inspired 19th-century impressionist painters such as Renoir and Monet.


Perhaps you would prefer to live in Paris and enjoy what the city has to offer: restaurants, shows, museums, theater, movies and, of course, shopping. Without trying to replace a travel guide or practical guide, here are a few useful links:


Cultural and news

Metro, RER, bus

Velib' (self-service bicycles)
Car traffic
Paris airports
Air France


Weather in France

Paris Infos (news, museums, etc.)
Lylo (concert info)
Going out in Paris

A reputable newspaper
Le Monde

And a few suggestions, depending on your mood ... and ours at time of writing ...

- to enjoy a drink and a little music try the Le Piano Vache or Les Furieux
- for theater-lovers, there's plenty going on at the Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe (European), the Théâtre de la Bastille (contemporary) or the Comédie Française (classic).
- to discover Paris' museums: the Italian Renaissance (and lots more) at the Louvre, the Impressionists at the Musée d'Orsay, art from all over the world at the Quai Branly
- other suggestions, Les Inrocks, Novaplanet