16-18 November 2011
Europe/Zurich timezone

Practical information

Dear HiLumi participants,

Please find below some practical information to prepare your visit:

Given that CERN is located on the border between France and Switzerland, we strongly recommend that you contact the relevant consulates for information on the entry conditions applicable to you in these two countries, specifying the duration and nature of your visit at CERN. Where appropriate, you are invited to take the necessary steps to obtain the requisite documents, in particular a visa for entry to the Schengen member countries.

Registration: If you have a valid CERN access card, please remember to bring it. If you do not possess a CERN access card, please send a request by email to the Projects Support Office, to Cecile Noels or Nadine Andrey and specify the name of your institute as well as your dates of arrival and departure.

Please collect your visitor card at the CERN reception desk, during the opening hours between 8:00 and 17:45. Outside working hours, please collect it from the security guard on duty at the entrance of CERN Meyrin site - Gate B (building 120).
For those who are registered as external visitors, please collect your ID at the registration office (building 55): Access Cards Service from 7:30 am to 17:30 pm.

Transport between Geneva Airport and CERN: a CERN shuttle is available during certain hours between the airport and CERN. For more information please refer to the
CERN Shuttle Service website.

For public transport outside these hours, please consult the following
link.

For a taxi, please call the following number: + 41 22 320 22 02.

Getting around CERN: please consult the following map.

Accommodation: Due to refurbishment works, please note that the CERN hostel will be fully booked in November. A block booking at the Business Park Hotel (Thoiry, France) has been made for the HiLumi participants. Single room (CERN price): 60 EUR. A shuttle service will be organized between CERN and the hotel for this event. If you wish to reserve at this place, please contact the Business Park Hotel directly (+33 (0)4 50 99 50 00, info@business-park-hotel.com) and guarantee your reservation with a credit card number, before Sunday 30th October since the number of rooms is limited. After this date, you will be invited to arrange your own accommodation (list of hotels) or you may try to reserve a room by contacting the CERN Housing Service directly by email or by phone: 0041 22 767 4481, fax: 0041 22 767 3800, in case of last minute vacancies.

Please consult the CERN Hostel website for further details.

Laptop registration: Please note that, if you wish to use a portable computer at CERN with an Ethernet or wireless connection, it is mandatory to register at: https://network.cern.ch/sc/fcgi/sc.fcgi?Action=VisitorRegistration.
Please register as contact person: Name: NOELS First name: Cecile Department: DG Group: blank
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