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Last update: May 2021




Centre Alpin sur les Réseaux Trophiques et Ecosystèmes Lacustre

Address & Map Access

le port de l'INRA Thonon

Centre Alpin de Recherche sur les Réseaux Trophiques des Ecosystèmes Limniques / 

Alpine Center for research on trophic networks and liminic ecosystems

Station d’Hydrobiologie Lacustre / Lacustrine Hydrobiology Station

INRAE UMR CARRTEL / 75 bis avenue de Corzent / CS 50511 / 74203 THONON LES BAINS cedex

GPS Coordinates  : 46° 22' ~ 6°27'17"

Phone :  +33 (0)4 50 26 78 00

Unit Director : Isabelle Domaizon  / isabelle.domaizon[at]

Deputy Director : Jean-Christophe Clément / jean-christophe.clement[at]

webmaster contact : eric.delalex[at]

administrative manager contact : severine.ruffier[at]

financial manager contact : eric.delalex[at]

The town of Thonon-les-Bains is located on the southern shore of Lake Geneva (58 km², 309 meters maximum depth). Sub-prefecture of Haute-Savoie (Bas Chablais) at the foot of the Alpine peaks, populated by nearly 30,000 inhabitants, Thonon-les-Bains is a spa town and a famous seaside resort.

  Accessibility of the CARRTEL Unit :

  •  By Road: 30 km from Geneva, 580 km from Paris (A6 - about 38 euros toll) and 35 km from the motorway Lyon / Annecy / Chamonix. See the access plan.
  •  By Train: daily connections between Thonon and Bellegarde (TGV departing from Paris - approximately 5 hours from Paris) or Lyon (2 hours 30 on average). For a trip between Thonon and Bellegarde (about 1 hour and 15 minutes), it will cost about 10 euros 50. Until Lyon, the trip will cost you 25 euros and to Paris, it takes about 61 euros. See the schedules.
  • By Plane: regular connections to Geneva (35 km) and Lyon (180 km) airports.