This information will help you get started and settle in the area.
- Read the Newcomers Guide.
- Check :
- Cost of living in Switzerland and France
- Adequate financial resources for Switzerland
as prices vary significantly from one to the other.
- Find an accomodation (highly recommended as difficult to find both in France and Switzerland).
Check Life in Switzerland – France.
- CERN Hotel
The CERN hotel located on the Meyrin site in Switzerland is open to people taking part in the official activities of the Organization.
CERN Hotel Reservation: Terms and Conditions of Reservation and Online booking is available (only with CERN login and password).
A person registered as "PART" cannot use the CERN web booking. They will have to contact directly the CERN Hotel by email and provide them with the proof of their pre-registration as User as well as the name of a CERN guarantor (MPEs or USERs on-site, or GPROs who are Team Leaders or experiment spokespersons, can be guarantors for individuals)
The CERN Housing Service also provides assistance, information and advice regarding hotels in the local area, where special rates have been negotiated for CERN users and offers assistance with finding furnished or unfurnished accommodation on the local private market: Private market Accommodation.
- Information about Schools, Education and Jobs
Childcare, Education and Training in Geneva
Childcare, Education and Training in France
More information about Integration with children from the Social Affairs Service
The Canton of Geneva is primarily urban, with a well-developed public transport network, while in the neighbouring regions of France, it is recommended to have your own means of transportation (bicycle, car, scooter, etc.).