Useful information about CERN:
Money and Communication
Currency and exchange rate
CERN Post Office
• a complete financial service (payments, orders, post office accounts)
• a mailing service
• other services (Publifax, phone cards, telegrams, stamp collectors' service, telephone booths, packet kit sales service).
Building 63 (Main Building)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm and from 1:45 pm to 4:30 pm
Telephone: 022-767 27 98
Fax: 022-782 44 06
BANK and Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) Available 24 hours a day.
There is a branch of the Union de Banques Suisses SA on the CERN site (Bldg. 500). It provides the full range of normal banking services such as over-the-counter operations, consultancy and sales (loans, investment and back-up services) and also Swiss Franc and Euro cash dispensers, with a very wide credit card range.
Bank office hours:
Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Telephone: 022-783 21 88 or 022-783 21 84 (Bldg. 500)
Fax: 022-783 21 69
Phone cards can be purchased at the Post Office (Bldg. 63), and at the newspaper stand (Bldg. 501-Main Building)
Using the telephone:
For calling on site, use only the last five digits of the phone number (e.g. 72431 instead of 76-72431).
Breakfast and Lunch
A Restaurant is available on site, where you can have breakfast and lunch.
Monday-Friday: 07:00 am – 01:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 07.00 - 23.00
Prices range from 10 to 20 CHF.
Souvenirs and Chocolate shop
The shop, located in Bldg. 501, is open from 7:00 am to 5:15 pm (Monday to Friday).
You can buy cigarettes, Swiss chocolate, newspapers, postcards, etc.
Transport from CERN to Geneva Airport (shuttle bus)
A shuttle bus runs every day from CERN to Geneva Airport from the steps of the Main Building (Bldg. 501) at 17h00.
Geneva Tourist Information:
The Old City
Hidden away in the Old City's picturesque narrow streets you'll find a multitude of art galleries, antique shops, bookshops and charming cafés. Leading off from the Cathedral, cobbled streets and connecting passageways entice you to stroll around the Bourg-du-Four, along the Promenade de la Treille or the Terrasse Agrippa d'Aubigné.
Parks and Lakeside
525 acres of public parks to relax in. As you walk along the quays from the Botanical Gardens, past the Flower Clock and the Water Jet all the way round to the beautiful rose gardens in the Parc des Eaux-Vives and the Parc de la Grange, all Geneva's different facets will unfold before you - from its gardens and buildings to the Lake.
All sorts of shops from small boutiques (in the Rue du Rhône neighbourhood and the Corraterie, in the Old City) to department stores in the Rue de la Confédération, de la Croix d'Or, du Marché ("downtown") and Coutance.
You can change money in the main Geneva banks, stations and foreign exchange offices.
Geneva has many restaurants, brasseries and cafés. Most of the museums and department stores have cafeterias as well: Le Barocco at the Musée d'art et d'histoire and the café de l'Ariana Museum are particularly charming.
Further Information on Geneva
Arcade d'information de la Ville de Genève
Pont de la Machine 1
Tél. +41 (0) 22-311 99 70
Closed on Sundays
Office du Tourisme
Rue du Mont-Blanc 18
Tél. +41 (0) 22-909 70 00
Closed on Sundays from 1 September to 15 June.