Spin Mechanics 5 and Nano MRI 6 workshop


The conference will be hosted by the École de Physique des Houches, France. The conference center is located close to Chamonix in the French Alps. It provides a breathtaking view on the Mont Blanc and its surrounding peaks. (See for example: leshouches.com and chamonix.com )

The venue provides both meals (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on conference meal plan) and single rooms for each participant.
A participation fee of 425€ will be charged at the conference site. This fee includes meals and boarding for the whole workshop.
In the mean time some practical information about travel and facilities are available directly at the École de Physique des Houches: houches-school-physics.com


Participants who have to pay their participation's fee at Les Houches can do so as below:

credit card (upon arrival) (except American Express), cash in euros, check in euros payable to a French bank, traveler's check in euros; or purchase order issued by the laboratory (for European laboratories, please provide the VAT number and exact address of lab).

The purchase order has to be sent to:

UGA - Ecole de Physique des Houches
149, Chemin de la Côte
F-74310 Les Houches

For further information, please contact Anny Glomot. Further information can be found here: PAYMENT PARTICIPATION’S FEE


By plane: Geneva Airport is 1 hour drive from les Houches. Once you have landed, you can reach the school using a shuttle service, the regular bus service or by train.

Shuttle service: 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 booking a return trip. Consult the list of companies
Beware: we do not recommend the Alpybus company (they do not reach the school).
Price discounts are available with Mountain Drop-Offs. To find Mountain Drop-Offs' meeting point easily in the Geneva Airport please consult the video How to find Mountain Drop-Offs at Geneva Airport.

Regular bus service: There is also a regular bus service between Geneva and Les Houches (only once or twice a day). 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).

By train: 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).
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 to go up to the school (5km). Taxi phone numbers:
(+33/ 0)

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 cable car). 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! 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.
Cars may be rented from Geneva and from Chamonix, it is useful to make a reservation.