Université de Genève - UNI BASTIONS
3, place de l'Université (at Rue de Candolle)
Map of Geneva
Swissair and Crossair have been appointed official carrier for ICALP '2000. To book the special conference fare, please contact your nearest Swissair office or, in the US and UK, the appointed travel agent listed below. To obtain a discount fare, give the ticket agent the code SR IDS page GCGRF C00-C26 and refer to the event as the 27th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming.
The official Swissair designated airline ticketing agency is
In 2000, ICALP will be held in the old campus of the University of Geneva. The hotels listed below have reserved a block of rooms at special ICALP rates. The discounted rates offered by the Hotel du Midi, a very prestigious 4 star establishment, are an especially good value.
Prices for the hotels are guaranteed but due to the high demand of rooms during the month of July in Geneva, register as early as possible to assure your choice. The hotels are within 5-15 minutes walking distance from the University of Geneva campus.
To reserve accommodations, contact the selected hotel, preferably, by fax and furnish the following information:
NOGA HILTON GENEVE *****
CONTACT Mme Valerie Bonvin
TEL +41 22 908-9193
FAX +41 22 908-9091
SINGLE CHF 330
DOUBLE CHF 380
HOTEL DU MIDI ****
CONTACT Mme S. Ianna
TEL +41 22 731-7800
FAX +41 22 731-0020
SINGLE CHF 140
DOUBLE CHF 180
HOTEL LE GRENIL ***
CONTACT Mme Christine Hager
TEL +41 22 328-3055
FAX +41 22 321-6010
SINGLE CHF 95 (breakfast included)
DOUBLE CHF 130 (breakfast included)
HOTEL LE PRINCE **
16, rue des Voisins
TEL +41 22 807-0500
FAX +41 22 807-0529
SINGLE CHF 85 (with bathroom)
DOUBLE CHF 105 (with bathroom)
HOTEL CARMEN **
Tél. (022) 329 11 11
Fax (022) 781 59 33
6, avenue Henri-Dunant
Tél. (022) 320 12 66
Fax. (022) 321 28 53
place du Cirque 3
TEL: + 41 22 328 10 08
FAX: + 41 22 329 2364
av. Luserna 12
TEL: + 41 22 345 4545
FAX: + 41 22 949 5636
place Cornavin 6
TEL: + 41 22 732 1025
FAX: + 41 22 731 7690
Another possibility for budget travellers is the CAHJ, a Co-ordination
group assisting young incoming travellers. It informs on accommodation,
cultural activities and general information on the Lake Geneva region.
A welcome Bus, stationed annually in front of Geneva's Main (Cornavin) railway station, provides service daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. from June 15th till Sept 6th. Phone: 41 22 731 46 47. fax: 41 22 839 22 23.
They publish INFO-JEUNES, a 3 language prospectus providing advice on budget, free or cheap activities, accommodation and rentals. CAHJ is a non-profit organisation, sponsored by Geneva County
and City, co-operating with the Geneva Tourism Office.
For information and reservation of other accommodations and tour packages,
you or your travel agent may contact the Geneva Tourist Office.
You can fax your data as above, any other relevant information and ask
for a room reservation. Fax +41 22 909-7021 or call +41 22 909-7020 or
write PO Box 1602, CH-1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland. Also, take a look at
their site at
Alternatively, a limited number of very inexpensive rooms are available at the Student Housing (Cité Universitaire). If you are interested in such accomodations please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
>From the airport:
A taxi from the airport to either hotels or University will cost about CHF 30. Alternatively you may take the train from the airport to the main train station - a 5 minute walk from the first two hotels. The ride will cost around CHF 5 and will take 10 minutes. Purchase a ticket before boarding the train.
>From hotels to the University:
It is a 10 minute walk from the first two hotels. You may cross the river via either the Pont des Bergues or Pont de la Machine and then take Rue de la Corraterie to Place Neuve. From the other hotel is a very short walk, see the enclosed map. The University is located at the park called Promenade des Bastions.
By public transportation, take tramway number 13 from the main train station to the fourth stop (called Plainpalais). From there walk by rue du Conseil Gènèral until you reach the Promenade des Bastions.
Note: When using any local transportation, you need to purchase a ticket in advance at the machine located at the bus stop; the cost is CHF 2.20. This ticket is valid for one hour and you may take as many connections as you want. Also note that the machine does not give change, and if you enter a bus without a valid transportation ticket you risk being required to pay a fine of about CHF 100 and a visit to the police station.
At ICALP '2000, luncheon will be served on the University campus to all registrants on all five days and refreshments will be available during breaks. On Thursday evening, there will be the official banquet of the conference. Please be sure to indicate on your registration form whether you prefer vegetarian meals.
At other times, participants will have a broad choice of dining options offering international and gourmet fare all within walking distance of accommodations and many along the shores of Lake Geneva. The traditional and most popular dishes among the local population are cheese fondue and raclette, delicious local wines, and lake perch.
The unit of currency is the Swiss franc (CHF). Notes are issued in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 1,000. Coins are issued in denominations of 5, 10, and 20 centimes, and .5, 1, 2, and 5 Swiss francs. At the moment of the print, 1US was worth CHF 1.67, but since this rate changes very often, check the real rate at the necessary moment. Most hotels, large stores, restaurants, and petrol stations accept all major credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club, Eurocard).
Geneva is situated along the banks of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and Le Rhône. The lake showcases the plumed fountain Jet d'Eau, and various districts of Geneva are connected by bridges across the waterways. The University of Geneva where ICALP '2000 will convene is located on the `Left Bank' off Place Neuve and along the Promenade des Bastions near the Old Town section of Geneva.
The two first ICALP designated hotels (Noga and du Midi) are located lakeside - on the `Right Bank' - and are within walking distance of the University campus. It is a 10-15 minute walk which crosses through `Old Town'. Also, there is regular bus service running to the University, so ICALP participants may come and go throughout the day. The Hotel Le Grenil and the University are both situated on the `Left Bank' and are very close. Geneva is a city of water parks and gardens and welcoming walkways which encourage exploration of the historical sites, museums, and international business and shopping districts. The University of Geneva is located near `Old Town' an area dotted with sidewalk cafes, student life, and building antiquities dating back to the 5th century.
Geneva is a crossroads situated in the heart of Europe and linked to the world by a vast network of motorways, airlines and railways. For those planning to attend ICALP'2000 in Geneva, it is an excellent opportunity to organize short trips into the countryside of charming villages and vineyards. Tours to please all ages and interests are available including afternoon train excursions, shopping cruises on Lake Geneva and The Rhone, and bus and cablecar trips in the Alps.
For some, the most inviting attraction will be mountain climbing. The high mountains are situated less than half an hour drive from Geneva. In early July, a very popular and almost mandatory activity is swimming in the lake Geneva, so serious and not so serious swimmers should plan accordingly!
The climate in early July should be warm but still very pleasant with nice evenings and breezes off the Lake. There may be showers but we can also expect sunny days.
A valid passport is required for entry into Switzerland. Some nationals may also require a visa for Switzerland, and if you plan to visit France one may be required there. Please check with your travel agent or consulate to determine whether a visa will be required.
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