Conference site
Fondation Mérieux, Les Pensières
  • Airports
  1. at 125km (75 mn drive) Lyon-Saint Exupery (LYS) Lyon-Saint Exupéry
  2. at 50km (50 mn drive + possible traffic delay) Geneve-Cointrin (GVA) Genève-Cointrin
  3. at 5km (only from/to Paris-Orly) Annecy-Meythet (NCY) Annecy-Meythet
  • Coach Service

    Since the conference venue is a few kilometers apart from downtown Annecy where most participants will be staying, we will provide a coach service to go to the conference center in the morning and back in the evening. More details will be annouced later. If you consider using this service because you think you will not have a car at your disposal, we appreciate if you indicate it on your registration form.

    Pickup places and times are explained in this PDF document.",
  • Getting to the conference site by car

    For a map and directions from the hotels to the conference site, print this PDF document
Free parking will be available at the Conference Center.

Centre Les PENSIERES (Conference site)
55, route d'Annecy 74290 Veyrier du lac (map)
Tel: +33 4 50 64 80 80
A few rooms (25) are available at the conference center, all with private bath and internet access. Since Veyrier du Lac offers only limited possibilities for having dinner, we would advise that participants without a car stay rather in downtown Annecy. Please note that the conference center can accept payment only by cash (euros), or personal check from French banks only

  • Student style (single) 58 €
  • Student style (double ) 78 €
  • Professoral style (single) 80 €
  • Professoral style (double) 98 €
  • Breakfast : 9 €
If you wish to book a room, please complete and email the following reservation template to the conference center

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at preferential rates in a few hotels in downtown Annecy, in the neighbourhood of the railway station and the old city. The rooms have been reserved for the four nights of Tuesday December 14, 2004 through Friday December 17, 2004.

These blocks of rooms will be held in reserve until Monday November 15, 2004. Room availablility after that date cannot be guaranteed, so place your reservation early.

You may visit the web sites of the hotels for additional information, but DO NOT USE THEM TO BOOK YOUR ROOM ONLINE; you would not be able to get the preferential rate in doing so. Instead, complete and email the following reservation template to the hotel of your choice, indicating the code "LAPP GWDAW" to get the quoted preferential rates.
1 avenue Berthollet 74000 Annecy (map)
Tel : +33 4 50 33 54 54
Hotel ATRIA web site
single 75 € - double 85 € - breakfast 11 € - parking 8 €
19, avenue du Rhône 74000 Annecy (map)
Tel: +33 4 50 52 35 35
single with breakfast 79 €
1,place de la Mandallaz 74000 annecy (map)
Tel : +33 4 50 45 51 74 Annecy
single 49 € - double 57 € - breakfast 7 €
37, rue Vaugelas 74000 Annecy (map)
Tel : +33 4 50 45 05 78
single with breakfast 42 €
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