Access Information

The meeting will be held at the Congress Center L’Imperial Palace. L’Imperial Palace is located on the lakeshore of Annecy, in the French Alps, at walking distance from hotels.
www.hotel-imperial-palace.com
L’Impérial Palace
Allée de l’impérial
74000 Annecy

Located just 40 km to the south of Geneva in the southeast region of France, Annecy can be easily accessed.

Some information about ANNECY

Annecy Lake

Annecy Lake

Nestled amongst the majestic French Alps and surrounded by stunning natural scenery lies the magical town of Annecy. Engulfed by the spectacular lake, Annecy is a place of dazzling natural beauty. Rich in history dating over 2000 years, this is none more evident than in the enchanting medieval heart of the old town, and by the glorious grand Chateau completed in 1565.
Although splendid in any season, in summer, the town comes alive with colour and activity. From the tree-lined main boulevard along the lake to the floral-lined canals and bustling market place, Annecy is a visitor’s dream.

Annecy can serve as the gateway to the French Alps and various sporting activities. There is something for everyone in Annecy. www.lac-annecy.com

Getting to ANNECY

Annecy is readily accessed by all means of transport. From your point of origin, there are several possibilities to reach Annecy. If arriving by airplane, the most convenient way is to arrive in Geneva (Switzerland), the nearest city where there is an international airport. Annecy is also accessible from either Paris or Lyon.

 


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From Geneva International Airport

Geneva International Airport (www.gva.ch) is located at a distance of 40 km from Annecy. Transfers to Annecy can be made by bus (recommended in a collective effort to reduce carbon emissions), by taxi or by car (preferably taxi/car sharing).

bus Buses (2h)
From Monday to Friday, three express buses link Geneva International Airport directly to Annecy downtown (bus station). A single fare amounts approximately to 10.5€. The bus schedules are available at:

www.gva.ch/Portaldata/1/Resources/fichiers/voyageurs/Frossard_GVA_Annecy.pdf

www.frossard.eu or http://english.frossard.eu/plans_lignes_fr.phtml

taxi Taxi (45 mn)
Personalized transfer directly through different companies based in Annecy and and specialized in airport transfers. The driver will pick you up at the exit of the terminal and will drive you to your hotel. The companies are the following (with pre-booking only) :
– Annecy Taxi : +33 (0)4 50 45 05 67 and www.annecy-taxi.net
– Ligne directe Taxi : +33 (0)4 50 51 20 08 and www.ligne-directe.com

car-rental Car rental (45 mn)
Cars can be hired from Europcar (www.europcar.com), Avis (www.avis.com), Rent a Car (www.rentacar.fr) or Hertz (www.hertz.com).

From Paris

Transfers to Annecy can be made by train or by airplane:

train TGV Train (3h45mn)
From PARIS, the train would be the cheapest and most convenient way to arrive in Annecy.
Please note that trains for Annecy leave from Gare de Lyon railway station.
To organize your journey, you should visit the train website: www.voyages-sncf.com or www.cff.ch

The price of a round-trip ticket is approximately 115€

avionAirplane (1h15mn)
You may fly from Paris Orly Ouest to Annecy Meythet-Airport (www.annecy.aeroport.fr), located 6 km from the centre of Annecy.
Transfers to Annecy can be made by taxi or rented car.
To organize your journey, you should visit the website www.airfrance.fr

From Lyon St-Exupéry Airport

Lyon St-Exupéry Airport (www.lyon.aeroport.fr) is located 100 km from Annecy. Transfers to Annecy can be made by train or by bus, by taxi or by car (preferably taxi/car sharing).

trainTGV Train (1h50 mn)
From Lyon St-Exupery, some trains are available to go to Annecy.
To organize your journey, you should visit the train website on www.voyages-sncf.com

busBuses (2h)
The Satobus network connects Lyon-St Exupéry Airport with Annecy several times a day.
Buses run around every 2 hours between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Return journeys from Annecy run between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
A Satobus counter is at your service from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is located in the airport central hall at level 1. For Annecy, reservations are a must and can be made through “Voyages Crolard” (+33 (0)4 50 51 08 51 or www.voyages-crolard.com) or on the website : www.altibus.com. The cost for a one way ticket is approximately 32 €.

taxiTaxi (1h15 mn)
Personalized transfer directly through different companies based in Annecy and specialized in airport transfers. The driver will pick you up at the exit of the terminal and will drive you to your hotel. The companies are the following (with pre-booking only) :
– Annecy Taxi : +33 (0)4 50 45 05 67 and www.annecy-taxi.net
– Ligne directe Taxi : +33 (0)4 50 51 20 08 and www.ligne-directe.com

car-rental Car rental (1h15 mn)
Cars can be hired from Europcar (www.europcar.com), Avis (www.avis.com), Rent a Car (www.rentacar.fr) or Hertz (www.hertz.com).

About Annecy Live Surgery:

Annecy Live Surgery is a biennial international shoulder surgery advanced course taking place in the Imperial Palace of Annecy, featuring 30 live surgeries (including more than 10 arthoplasties) practised in the Clinique Générale by specialized shoulder surgeons.


 
 

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