Visitor's Survival Kit


When you arrive at LAPTh Virginie will give you a brochure containing many of the tips and information contained in this webpage.

We try to keep the information on these pages as up-to-date as possible. If some of the information is outdated please let us know. Please feel free to suggest new tips, advice and additions.

Who is doing what at  LAPTh ?

Administrative information              LAPTh Secretariat   

Dominique - phone : 1684         

Veronique - phone : 1683 - Travels, Invitations, (except Wednesday)

Virginie - phone : 1683 - welcoming visitors  (except Wednesday)

For lab access card and lunch card (Sodexho), see Virginie. When leaving LAPTh, please make sure to return them.

The LAPTH secretariat can help you out on many subjects, feel free to come see us.

Libraries at your disposal at the laboratory  

CAES Information

The CAES is a work council for CNRS agents.

Please contact Myriam Froger for information. She’s available every afternoon, except Tuesdays, on extension 16 45.

Annecy by bus

Virginie can give you a little brochure with the bus timetable.

The bus timetable is also posted on the visitors’ whiteboard.

For any information, go to


Vélonecy, an initiative managed by SIBRA:

This initiative aims to promote  cycling in the city. A wide range of quality bikes is available to the public at very attractive prices. You will find all the necessary details (prices, rental places, opening hours, ...) on the site of Vélonecy, see here.

The Vélonecy partnership network continues to rent every day.

In addition to this initiative, the number of cycling paths in and around Annecy has been increasing fast together with the number of protected and safe parking stands.

To find a launderette (Laundromat)


Stamps, money transfers, sending packages…

The main Post Office is located in the city center, near the train station, at Rue de la Poste.

In Annecy-le-Vieux, the post office is located at 41 avenue des Carrés (near Pré Saint Jean, right next to Casino)

Tourism and activities in Annecy

Tourist Information of Annecy

       Centre Bonlieu: 04 50 45 00 33                                               

Annecy is rich in monuments. Since the 12th century, the castle has overlooked the old town where you can still see

original houses with their archways, churches, narrow bridges, waterway gates, canals and fountains...

Conference guides approved by the Department of Culture will tell you all about the old town and show you the modern conurbation of Annecy that it has grown into today.

Prices: 5,85 €/pers. (free for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult).

Further information from:                Annecy Tourist Information Centre

                                                                     Ph. +33 (0)4 50 45 00 33 - Fax. +33 (0)4 50 51 87 20

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Guided tours for groups may be arranged throughout the year.

Information: Ph. +33 (0)4 50 45 00 78 - Fax. +33 (0)4 50 51 87 20

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                            Reservation by fax or email.

Cultural Activities

Free access to museums on the first Sunday of every month, from October to May


Décavision: leisure center in the city center (Centre Courrier)

Le Nemours: Art movies in the old town

La Turbine: cultural center in Cran-Gevrier

MJC Novel: shows, association, workshop

Local Library “Bibliothèque de la communauté d’agglomération d’Annecy”

Bonlieu Center

See for more information

Useful websites to find activities to do in and around Annecy:

Open-air Markets

On Tuesdays:

From 7am to 1pm, food: Old town and Place des Romains

From 8am to 7pm, food and various products: Place des Romains

On Thursdays:

From 7am to 1pm, food and various products: Quartier de Novel

On Fridays:

From 7am to 1pm, food and various products: Old town and “Quai de l’Evêché”

On Saturdays:

From 7am to 1pm, food: Bd Taine and Bd Nicollet

From 7am to 1pm, various products: rue Félix Petit

On Sundays:

From 7am to 1pm food and various products: Old town

From 7am to 1pm, producers’ market: Place Rhododendrons

Useful Numbers

European emergency number: 112

Emergency numbers

SAMU (medical emergencies): 15

Police or Gendarmerie: 17

Fire services (Pompiers): 18

Antipoison Centre of Lyon: 04 72 11 69 11 or Grenoble: 04 76 76 56 46

SOS Médecins (medical emergencies - 24h a day, 7days a week): 36 24

Casualty Doctor (Médecin de garde) Annecy, 24 avenue de Genève: 04 50 67 03 85

Hospital (Centre hospitalier/Hôpital) Annecy: 04 50 88 33 33

Hospital – Emergency services (Urgences) Hôpital Annecy: 04 50 88 33 80

Weekend Casualty Dentist: 04 50 66 17 19

Police station (Commissariat de Police) in Annecy: 04 50 52 32 00

Local Police (Gendarmerie) in Annecy: 04 50 09 47 47
Local Police (Gendarmerie) in Annecy-le-Vieux: 04 50 23 02 23

Useful numbers

National Weather line (Météorologie Nationale): 08 36 68 02 + N° of department (Annecy = 74)

Local Tourist Agency: 04 50 51 32 31

Annecy Tourist Office (Office du Tourisme): 04 50 45 00 33

Train information (SNCF): 08 36 35 35 35

Annecy Bus Station (Gare Routière): 04 50 45 08 12

Annecy Airport: 04 50 27 30 06

SIBRA (bus) : 04 50 10 04 04

Annecy Town Hall (Hôtel de Ville): 04 50 33 88 80

Annecy-le-Vieux Town Hall (Hôtel de Ville): 04 50 23 86 00

LOST or STOLEN CHEQUEBOOKS: 08 92 68 32 08 (0,337 € per minute)


· Cartes bleue/Visa: 08 92 70 57 05

·   Premier: 01 42 77 45 45

·   Diner's Club: 01 47 62 75 75

·   Eurocard: 01 45 67 53 53

·   American Express: 01 47 77 72 00

General instructions in case of fire

First of all, the first thing you should do once you are given an office is to locate the nearest exit. You should also find out where the nearest fire alarm switch and the nearest fire extinguisher are.

When the alarm goes on:

If you notice a fire starting: