Le MajesticLe Majestic

© Salome Abrial

The Conference Center

The conference takes place at the Le Majestic, a beautiful and welcoming Belle Epoque palace, in Chamonix at the feet of Mont-Blanc.


Three lunches (Mon – Wed) and two dinners (Sun and Tue) will also be served at Le Majestic. There is no dinner provided on Monday evening so that you can explore local venues. On Wednesday evening there is a banquet held in a restaurant

Social Events

A number of social events have been prepared to liven up the Alpine Conference, free time on Tuesday to enjoy the Alps scenery, an Apéritif sponsored by Bruker on Tuesday evening, and the Banquet in a restaurant in Chamonix on Wednesday evening.

Michele Payot HallMichel Payot

© Office du Tourisme de Chamonix

Lecture Hall & Round Tables

The lecture and will take place in the Michel Payot hall, the former ballroom of the palace, while the roundtables will take place in the other rooms, former music, reading, or painting rooms.



The Town

Chamonix Mont-Blanc is a charming lively town at the heart of breathtaking Alps, about 1 hour drive from Geneva Airport and about 2 hours drive from Lyon.

Chamonix caters both to mountain enthusiasts who are into pushing their physical limits and being one with nature, and city dwellers whose idea of fun is more about enjoying a glass of wine and a spectacular view without breaking a sweat.

The program includes a free afternoon, and hosts from the tourist office will be available to provide information on the city and its surrounding.