XXXVth Rencontres de Moriond
Energy densities in the Universe
Les Arcs, France (January 22-29, 2000)
Bulletin Nr 2
This is the last bulletin before the conference.
I - REGISTRATION
The meeting will begin at 18 h 00 on Saturday January 22, 2000 in Les Arcs.
In order to welcome you in the best possible way before the opening of the
session, we invite you to arrive in the afternoon at the Hotel Latitudes
Charmettoger. However, rooms will not be available before
18 h 00. A welcome
drink will be served at 19 h 30 to the participants, their family and guests.
Please register as soon as you arrive. The conference Secretariat will be at
the Hotel Latitudes, at the reception level. If you come from Geneva by the
Conference bus, please fill in the arrival form
available on the bus, keep it with you and hand it to the Secretariat on
your arrival, in order to save time and avoid rush during registration.
Postal address of the Conference:
Les Rencontres de Moriond
Hotel Latitudes , Les Arcs 1800
Village de Charmettoger
73700 - Bourg St Maurice, France
Phone number : 33 (0)4 79 07 49 79
Fax number : 33 (0) 4 79 07 49 87
Please begin your fax with : Attention : Rencontres de Moriond.
Late arrivals : Please try to inform the secretariat by fax or phone,
if you know you are likely to arrive late.
II - CONFERENCE FACILITIES
The conference room will be in Hotel Latitudes Charmettoger.
- Program: You can find the
scientific program on the Web.
For the first day, Saturday January 23 : 18 h 00 - 19 h 30.
On the other days : 8 h 30 - 11 h 30 and 16 h 30 - 20 h 30.
On Saturday 30 : 8 h 30 - 10 h 30.
- Conference facilities:
The following projection facilities will be available :
a slide projector for 5 x 5 slides and an overhead projector for
- Copies of transparencies:
Speakers are requested to bring a good photocopy of their talk.
This copy will be kept for display.
Limited Xerox facilities will be available at a charge.
- In order to make transparencies of the conference available on the web,
speakers who have their talks
in file format (Powerpoint, PDS, Postscript, HTML) are invited to send
them by email to :
III - CONFERENCE FEES
The registration fee for participants will be 1900 FF. It will cover the
cost of a copy of the proceedings and the cost of all social events.
The payment of the registration fees can be made :
- by personal checks in French francs or euros
- by travellers checks in French francs, euros or US dollars to the order of
Rencontres de Moriond, sent to the Moriond secretariat or
handed to the secretary within the first 2 days of the Workshop.
- by bank transfer (add FF 150 or US $30 for bank fees) to the Moriond bank
Banque de Savoie, Place de l'Hôtel de Ville ,
73700 - Bourg St Maurice, France.
ADREMOR -Bank Code 10 548,
Branch No 00013, Account number: 00047 135 153, key 67
In case of a transfer, please clearly indicate your name to
identify the payment.
The corresponding voucher must be handed in to the Moriond
secretary at the conference.
Please avoid cash payment if possible.
If you have to change money, note that the exchange rate in les Arcs is
less advantageous than in banks of major cities like Paris or Geneva.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
Housing will be in Hotel LATITUDES Charmettoger. Meals will be served in
this hotel for all participants.
The hotel bill shall be paid directly to the hotel. Major credit cards
Important note :
- For double occupancy :
- FF 3290 per adult
- FF 1400 per child (4-14 years)
- FF 910 per child under 4 years old.
- For single occupancy : supplement of FF 1050
Hotel reservations are made for the whole session : i.e. from the
evening of Saturday, January 22 to the morning of Saturday January 29,
(including lunch before departure of the Conference bus to Geneva).
Please note that the total cost of the meeting will not be reduced even
in case of partial attendance.
V - TRAVEL
- From Paris to Bourg St Maurice by train.
Please note that reservations are compulsory for TGV trains.
Be specially careful not to reserve too late as the TGV trains to
Bourg St Maurice are often full at this time of the year, and particularly
Train schedule :
January 22, 2000
January 29, 2000
Gare de Lyon
Bourg St Maurice
Bourg St Maurice
Arrival in Paris,
Gare de Lyon
- From Bourg St Maurice to Les Arcs 1800.
Regular buses are available from Bourg St Maurice train station to
Les Arcs 1800 (45 mn drive) at most train arrivals from Paris. Cost : FF 50
one way (luggage included). Please ask for a ticket "Les Arcs-Villard".
The last bus leaves at 19h30.
Taxis : approximate cost : FF 270/310 , depending on the number of persons
and pieces of luggage.
- From Geneva Airport to Les Arcs 1800.
If you arrive in Geneva International Airport, do not forget that you
may need a transit visa, coming through Switzerland to France.
It is highly recommended to take the first conference bus, or if you go
by car, to leave Geneva before 12h on Saturday : experience has shown
that traffic jams can be " terrible " if one leaves Geneva after 14h.
With Conference buses :
Departure from Geneva International airport on
Saturday, January 22 .
At the arrival level (look at the
map of the airport)
, take the exit "gate No 3"
just in front of the customs, cross a car-park and you will be just in front
of the bus "GONNET BUS TOURS". It will be waiting in the
bus car-park, with
RENCONTRES DE MORIOND posters on the windows. Due to the number of
registrations, there will be two conference buses : if you wish to take one
of them, please let us know your flight schedule (arrival time and
With regular buses : There are also regular buses
from the airport
(International sector) at 10h, 11h, 12h, 13h30, 14h30, 15h30, 17h00,
- On Saturday, January 22, : the first bus will leave at 12h30, the second
one at 13h30 sharp.
If you miss the conference bus, you can catch regular buses to Bourg
Saint Maurice (see below).
Duration of the drive : about 3 hours, change at Bourg St Maurice then
take a local bus for Les Arcs 1800. Price : FF 360 one way.
Return Conference buses are scheduled to leave Les Arcs on Saturday,
January 29, at 12:00 sharp (after lunch) and will reach Geneva airport and
then the CERN around 16 h 30, depending on the traffic.
- By car :
Les Arcs 1800 can be reached by car, by the A43 highway to
Albertville, then by the N90 to Bourg St Maurice (via Moûtiers) and
then direction Les Arcs 1800 (16 km). If chains are necessary, the sooner you
mount them , the better (in Bourg St Maurice). In Les Arcs, the temperature
can easily go down to -20 C, make sure you have sufficient antifreeze.
There are 2 "Hotel Latitudes" in Les Arcs. Be sure that you go to
Latitudes-Charmettoger, at the end of the resort Charmettoger.
Indoor parking spaces are available at the hotel (60 FF per day)
- The temperature in Les Arcs 1800 varies between -20 C and +5 C.
The ground is often icy and it is important to bring suitable
walking shoes and warm clothes.
- There is no travel agency in Les Arcs 1800.
You are kindly requested
to make your hotel, plane or train reservations or confirmations by yourself
on your arrival. The Conference Secretariat will be unable to do this for you.
- There are 2 banks located in Les Arcs 1800. They both are closed on
Sundays and Mondays.
- Ski and boot rental is available in Les Arcs 1800.
There will be a special discount for Moriond participants at the ski shop
within the Hotel.
A 6 day ski-pass costs approx. FF 1050.
There will also be a special discount for Moriond participants.
Do not forget to bring a recent photograph for passes longer than 3 days.
Ski passes are free of charge for children under 7 years old. Some
chair-lifts are free for beginners, therefore do not buy a 6 day pass if you
are an early beginner!
- There is a swimming-pool in Bourg St Maurice but none in Les Arcs 1800.
- Lost luggage - If you fly to Geneva airport and
find that your luggage
is missing on your arrival, when making your claim, ask for your luggage
to be forwarded to you to the Hotel Latitudes Charmettoger
in Les Arcs 1800
by taxi as a few Moriond participants have had their
in Bourg St Maurice or elsewhere by bus companies.
We look forward to welcoming you in les Arcs ....!
Secrétariat : MORIOND WORKSHOP - B.P. 33 - 91192 Gif sur Yvette Cedex
Tél : 33 (0)1 69 29 05 50 - Fax : (33) 1 69 28 86 59
Last modified: Mon Jan 17 22:37:49 MET