Les Houches


Les Houches

Commune française
nomcommune=Les Houches
Les Houches
région=Rhône-Alpes
département=Haute-Savoie
arrondissement=Bonneville
canton=Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
insee=74143
cp=74310
maire=Patrick Dole
mandat=2001-2008
intercomm=
longitude=6.79916666667
latitude=45.8908333333
alt moy=1,008 m
alt mini=796 m
alt maxi=4,280 m
hectares=4,307
km²=43.07
sans=2,706
date-sans=1999
dens=62
date-dens=1999

Les Houches is a village and commune in the Haute-Savoie "département", in the French Alps.

It is a ski-resort, and is located 6 kilometres away from Chamonix.

There is a famous physics summer school, which has been attended by many Nobel prize laureates as teachers or students before they received their prize. Also, the Les Houches Accords were written here, which are important in high energy physics.

Les Houches is the start/finish of the popular 'Tour-du-Mont-Blanc'. A 7-10 day walk around the base of the Mont-Blanc Massif which takes in France, Italy & Switzerland.

Transport to/from Geneva Airport is available with www.chamexpress.com who operate a scheduled, shared transfer service at 25 Euros per person.


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