QCD High Energy Hadronic Interactions

Les Arcs, Savoie, France

March 17-24, 2001



This is the last bulletin before the conference.


The meeting will begin at 18 h 00 on Saturday March 17th, 2001 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 families and guests, followed by dinner.

Please register as soon as you arrive. The conference welcome secretariat will be at the reception level of hotel Latitudes. 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:

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 to "Rencontres de Moriond"

Late arrivals : Please try to inform the secretariat by fax or phone, if you know you are likely to arrive late.


The conference room will be in Hotel Latitudes Charmettoger.

a. Programme

Although the schedule will be definitive only at the time of the conference, a preliminary version will be put on the web as soon as possible. Speakers are encouraged to take a look at it.

b. Sessions

On the first day, Saturday March 17th: 18 h 00 - 19 h 30.

On the other days : 8 h 30 - 12 h 00 and 17 h 00 - 20 h 30, except on Saturday 24th : 8 h 30 - 11 h 00.

c. Conference facilities - The following equipment will be available : a slide projector for 5 x 5 slides and an overhead-projector for transparencies.

d. Transparencies: Speakers are requested to bring a good photocopy of their talk. This copy will be kept for display.

In order to make transparencies of the conference available on the web, speakers who have their talks in file format (Powerpoint, PDF, Postscript, HTML...), are invited to send them AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE THE CONFERENCE by email to


Those who cannot send their transparencies by email are kindly requested to bring, if possible, a paper copy in colour.


The registration fee will be paid directly to the conference secretariat and the room and board charges to the hotel.

The conference 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.

Payment can be made:

. by personal checks inf French francs or Euros

. by traveller's checks in French francs, Euros or US dollars to the order of Rencontres de Moriond, handed to the secretariat upon your arrival or within the first 2 days of the Workshop.

. by bank transfer (add FF 150 or US $30 for bank fees) to Moriond bank account :

Banque de Savoie, Place de l'Hotel de Ville ,

73700 - Bourg St Maurice, France.

ADREMOR - Bank Code 10 548, Branch No 00013,

Account number : 00047 135 153, key 67 -

In the case of a transfer, please clearly indicate your name to identify the payment. The corresponding voucher must be handed to Moriond secretariat on the conference site.

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.



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 are accepted.

The cost (full board) will amount to 3 850 FF (double occupancy). Only a few single rooms will be available at an additonal cost of 1050 FF (they should have been reserved before December 15th 2000).

For accompanying members, the costs are as follows :

- 3850 FF per adult:

- 1400 FF per child (4-11 years)

Important notice :

Hotel reservations are made for the whole session: i.e. from the evening of Saturday, March 18th, to the morning of Saturday March 24th (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.


1- From Paris to Bourg St Maurice by train.

Please note that reservations are compulsory for TGV trains. Be especially 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 on Saturdays.

Train schedule :


Departure Arrival in

from Paris Gare de Lyon Bourg St Maurice

9h18 14h48

11h09 16h24

13h54 19h10


Return from Arrival in

Bourg St Maurice Paris Gare de Lyon

13H23 18H33

14h29 19H45

16h42 22h10


2- 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 52 one way (luggage included). Please ask for a ticket "Les Arcs-Villard". The last bus leaves at 19 h 30 on Saturday 17th.

Taxis : approximate cost : FF 250/350 , depending on the number of persons and pieces of luggage.

3- 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: from Geneva International airport on Saturday, March 17. At the arrival level, ground floor, take the exit "gate number 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.

* On Saturday, March 17th, the first bus leaves at 11 h 30, the second bus leaves at 13 h 30.

Return Conference buses are scheduled to leave Les Arcs on Saturday, March 24, at 12 h 00 sharp (after lunch) and will reach Geneva airport and then CERN around 16 h 30, depending on the traffic.

With regular buses :

There are also regular buses from the airport. Departure time are 10 h, 11 h, 12 h, 13 h 30, 14 h 30, 15 h 30, 17 h, 19 h from the international sector of Geneva Airport. Change in Bourg St Maurice.

Duration of the drive: about 3 hours.

Price : FF 385 one way. Information can be found on the web www.gva.ch/en, or by email acc-france@wanadoo.fr.


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 Moutiers) and then to 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 -20C, make sure you have sufficient antifreeze. There are indoor parking spaces (60 FF per day) at the hotel.


There are 2 "Hotel Latitudes" in Les Arcs. Be sure that you go to Latitudes-Charmettoger, at the end of the resort Charmettoger.


1. The temperature in Les Arcs 1800 varies between -20C and +15C. The ground is often icy and it is important to bring suitable walking shoes and warm clothes.

2. 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.

3. There are 2 banks located in Les Arcs 1800. Both of them are closed on Sunday and Monday.

4. Ski and boots rental is available in Les Arcs 1800, There will be a special discount for Moriond participants at the ski shop within the Hotel .

5. Moriond participants will have a special discount for 6 day ski-pass (approximately 1000 FF). 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!

6. There is a swimming-pool in Bourg St Maurice but none in Les Arcs 1800.

7. 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, for a few Moriond participants have had their suitcases "stuck" in Bourg St Maurice, or elsewhere, by bus companies.


We look forward to welcoming you in les Arcs!

Claude Barthelemy

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