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Please note that pets cannot be accepted.
Meals are taken at the school dining room. Drinks are not included.
Free coffee & tea is available in the bar and in the main building.
Breakfast: 7:45 am to 8:45 am ; Lunch: 12:30 am ; Dinner: 7:30 pm
Accompanying persons who have registered can take their meals at the restaurant (15 euros per meal).
The cafeteria has a piano, baby-foot and table tennis.
Participants are housed in "chalets" in individual bedrooms (electricity: AC, 50Hz, 220V).
A flashlight is handy at night ; the school chalets are scattered on the mountainside and outside lights may be poor (power failures, storms,...).
The altitude of the school is 1150 m. Temperature may range from -15 to 5°C in winter and from 5 to 25°C in summer. Sport clothes are preferable. Warm sweater(s), rain gear, good walking shoes and home shoes are necessary. weather forecast for the next days
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 trip. Click 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. Find Mountain Drop-Offs' meeting point easily in the Geneva Airport please click here.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 or 0)184.108.40.206.21, (+33 or 0)4-50 54 41 09,
(+33 or 0)220.127.116.11.37 ou (+33 or 0)18.104.22.168.72) 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.
Cars may be rented from Geneva and from Chamonix, it is useful to make a reservation.
Telephone (from Monday to Friday at office hours) :
+33 4 50 54 40 69,
04 50 54 40 69
Ecole de Physique des Houches
La Côte des Chavants
F-74310 Les Houches
You may contact participants at meals hours (12h30-13h30) (19h30-20h30) by calling the restaurant at
(+33 or 0)4 50 54 41 24