Les Houches is a village located in Chamonix valley, in the French Alps. Established in 1951, the Physics School is situated at 1150 m above sea level in natural surroundings, with breathtaking views on the Mont-Blanc mountain range.
Les Houches Physics School is UMS 2002 run by Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA). The 5 school partners of are UGA, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA), the Institut National Polytechnique (Grenoble-INP), and the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon).
Ecole de Physique des Houches
149 Chemin de la Cote,
F-74310 Les Houches, France.
How to get there
The instructions how to get to the school are available at the school website, https://www.houches-school-physics.com/practical-information/access/. Some additional important information about staying at the school can be found here: https://www.houches-school-physics.com/practical-information/your-stay/, as well as in the LINKS & DOWNLOADS section at the bottom of this page.
Logistics and checking-in/out
The school is at a relatively isolated location, far above the Les Houches village in terms of elevation, and about 3km from its center, where the closest shops, restaurants, etc., are located. The hike down takes about 20 minutes, the hike back up is about 40 minutes.
The school will be locked, and there will be no one around until Sunday, May 5, 3pm. Check-in is possible only after this time. The latest room check-out time is 10am on Friday, May 10. The talks, meetings, and discussions can continue until noon on that day, when the last lunch will be served, but all the participants must abandon the school premises by Friday, May 10, 3pm latest.
The practical information during the workshop
Some practical information about the facilities during the workshop can be found in the file at the bottom of this page in the section LINKS & DOWNLOADS