14-18 January 2019
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone

Social program

CERN sites visites

Choice of visits to facilities and experiments on the Meyrin or Prevessin sites.

UN visit:

Initially built for the League of Nations, the construction of the Palace of Nations began in 1929 and ended in 1938, a year before the League’s demise. Further infrastructure works were undertaken in the 50’s and 60’s resulting in the building we know today. Officially, the Palace of Nations has been the ONU/UN’s headquarters since 1946, shortly after WWII. What you will see, depending on our daily schedule of meetings includes:  The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, decorated by famous artist Miquel Barcelò; The Salle des Pas Perdus, from which you can see the Armillary Sphere and the monument commemorating the conquest of outer space; The Assembly Hall, the largest room in the Palais des Nations. The Council Chamber, where many important historical negotiations have taken place, with murals by José Maria Sert; a film on the activities and the objectives of the United Nations Office; gifts presented by various countries to the United Nations Office at Geneva. During the tour, our tour Guides will inform you about the current activities of the United Nations. They will also talk about the history of the Palais des Nations, formerly the headquarters of the League of Nations.

 

Diner at the Beau Rivage Palace:

Beau-Rivage has always been, since 1865, a highlight of the "art de vivre et de recevoir" and, generation after generation their mission is of perpetuating these traditions through events like this one. We will enjoy a culinary proposition by distinguished (Michelin) Chef Dominique Gauthier and his brigade.