Les Houches School of Physics
Practical information and map of school


The arrival is on Sunday April 1st, lectures will start Monday April 2nd. Please note that you cannot arrive before Sunday, 3 pm.

ATTENTION PLEASE: The school is closed before this time and the place is isolated; there are no shops or restaurants nearby.

The reception will be open from 6 to 7:30 pm. We will then take a moment with one or the organizers to give some practical information about the School that you can then relay to the participants.


Cars must be parked on the upper car park.

For those arriving at Les Houches train station, be aware that there is no permanent taxis at the station; it is recommended to book in advance.

The telephone numbers are:

Cham Taxi (+33/0)6-07-26-36-62
Taxi Carrier (+33/0)6-22-75-19-37
Taxi Plus (+33/0)6-12-35-30-72

Participants coming from abroad can also contact us to make the taxi reservations (time and place of arrival to be specified). In this case it is imperative that the request reaches us at:, no later than Wednesday before their arrival. Beyond this date, the request cannot be processed.

Those arriving at the Geneva airport or railway station must make their own shuttle booking, which will take them directly to the Ecole de physique des Houches; Here is the link: shuttles

Due to the geographical location of the school, in mountainous areas (altitude 1,100 m), we remind you that equipment is essential, especially in winter (until april): snow tires and / or chains for vehicles and clothing and shoes adapted to the snow.

You can consult our website: Ecole de Physique des Houches where you will find all the useful information.


Participants will find in the entrance of the administrative building “Batiment Cécile DeWitt” (ex Jacassière) the lodging plan with the name of their chalet and their bedroom’s number. They will be able to settle in their bedroom.

Note: there is no key and all buildings have an access code.


The first meal is the dinner on Sunday. Also, if the dates and time of arrival are different from those of the session (shorter stay), it is important to specify it for the organization of the restaurant.

A welcome drink is offered at the restaurant at 7pm on Monday, you may want to include it in your program. Also, a festive “Savoyard” Dinner is proposed on Thursday.

For any question about restauration or housing, please contact Isabel Lelievre:


WiFi is available into every building. The best connection is by EDUROAM but we give WiFi access code to everybody.

End of the Session

On Friday April 6th, lectures will end before the lunch which is the last meal.

Participants should leave the school at 3:00pm the latest.