Jan 19 – 30, 2015
Ecole de Physique des Houches
Europe/Zurich timezone





Those arriving by car: you have to park your car in the car park on the upper part of the site (see blue indication on the "practical info"- document.)

Those arriving to the railway station of Les Houches: take note that there are only 5 taxis in Les Houches and often very busy: it is recommended to reserve the. Here are the numbers: taxi Garny : 06 12 35 30 72, taxi Persault : 04 50 54 41 09, taxi Favre : 06 11 27 23 21, taxi Carrier: 06 22 75 19 37 et taxi Servoz : 06 84 66 86 73 (+33 6 … from abroad taking the 0 off).

Participants coming from abroad can contact the secretariat in Les Houches secretariat.houches@ujf-grenoble.fr, (at the latest on Thursday prior to arrival) if you wish them to do the reservation of taxi by giving the arrival time of your train.


Those arriving at the Geneva airport must do themselves the arrangements for their trip from Geneva to Les Hoches (shuttle):  http://houches.ujf-grenoble.fr/en/practical-information/

(check updated links in the "Venir aux Houches" page on our french site)

By plane: Geneva Airport is 1 hour drive from les Houches.
The simplest way is to use a shuttle service (approximately 40 euros up to the school, book at least three days in advance). If you already have your return date, we would recommend to book a return tripClick here for a complete view of the different companies. Beware: We do not recommend the Alpybus company (they do not reach the school). Price discounts are available with Mountain Drop-Offs by clicking on this link: MDO discount.

There is also a regular bus service between Geneva and Les Houches (only once or twice a day): http://www.coach-station.com. One should then take a taxi for the last 5 kms from the Les Houches village to the school (the total cost is similar to that of the limousine). One can also travel from Geneva to Les Houches by train (+ taxi from the train station to the School), but it is quite complicated (3 connections) and long (go through Annemasse on the French side or through Martigny on the Swiss side).

By train: arrival at the Les Houches station, with one change at Saint-Gervais (from France), or at Martigny (from Switzerland). There are about 10 trains per day between St Gervais and Les Houches (schedules, 20mn trip). Then we strongly advise you to take a taxi (tel. +33 (0) or +33 (0) 4.50 54 41 09) to go up to the school (5km).

By road: Les Houches are easily accessible from France (A41 highway), from Switzerland (Martigny and Col des Montets) and from Italy through the Mont Blanc Tunnel.

From Geneva and Le Fayet:

  • 8km before Chamonix, 300 m after passing under the tunnel, bear right by the first road out for "Les Houches Bellevue".
  • When arriving at the cable car station "Bellevue", turn right and continue upwards (roughly 2 km starting from the teleferic).
  • 500m after the cable car station "Prarion", turn left and follow small arrows at crossroads.
  • Continue up to the end of Route de la Côte des Chavants.
  • Here you are! [GPS : 45.899258, 6.770736]

From Chamonix:

  • Bear right for "Les Houches-Chef-Lieu",
  • Turn right in Les Houches,
  • Go ahead at the cable car station "Bellevue".
  • Then proceed as above.