Right in the heart of the Swisstech village

By choosing to stay at the SwissTech Hotel, you stay in a dynamic neighborhood built around the SwissTech Convention Center. This EPFL zone offers a diverse range of shops, restaurants, fitness center and even a beauty center, giving many options to relax or have fun while staying at the SwissTech Hotel. Whether you want to taste an italian meal at the Gina Ristorante, work out at InFit, or simply treat yourself at Arte Beauty, the SwissTech Village has everything to appeal to you. Enjoy the bustling and convivial atmosphere, to make your stay at the EPFL even more pleasant…

SwissTech Village

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Arte Beauty

Contemporary and innovative company applying for over 10 years a philosophy based on a successful Global Beauty concept (Beauty Institute & hairdresser).

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Holy Cow! Gourmet Burger Company

Holy Cow! is about fresh, nutritious, and tasty locally produced homemade food that is cooked in front of your eyes and served to you in minutes.
Monday – Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Gina Ristorante

The Gina restaurant offers you real tasty Italian cuisine. The recipes come straight from Italy. Simple or inventive, they are concocted with fresh and quality products.

Supermarket Migros EPFL

Monday – Friday : 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday : 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


At the foot of the Prealps, the medieval village of Gruyères, sacred “the most beautiful village in French-speaking Switzerland 2014”, seduced by its charm and its picturesque architecture. The city gave its name to the region and its tasty cheese. Come discover a city preserved from time in a sumptuous setting.

Maison Cailler

The Maison Cailler, a temple of chocolate, opens its doors and offers tours and workshops to discover the secret of Swiss chocolate. A visit that appeals to all chocolate lovers, whatever their age.

Lake promenade

The lake promenade, located close to the old town and shopping streets, is a must see place since it is where the famous Flower Clock whose floral arrangements vary according to the seasons and the Jet d’Eau, emblem of the city and souvenir of Geneva crafts since 1891 are located. In addition, it offers breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains.


Geneva’s Old Town

The Vieille-Ville is the largest historic town in Switzerland, and is dominated by St. Peter’s Cathedral, the symbolic location of the Reformation. Climb the 157 steps to the top of the tower for a unique panorama of the city. Then take a stroll in the charming surrounding alleys and passageways, each telling its own story about Geneva’s history.

Quartier des Nations

The Quartier des Nations is the heart of international Geneva. It’s the place where you will find the United Nations Palace, housing the European site of the United Nations (UN) and open to visits. Located nearby, the International Museum of the Red Cross is the only one dedicated to the work of the famous creator of the organization, Henri Dunant. It is also where the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees or the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights have their headquarters. In the central square, the giant amputated chair, a symbol of the fight against antipersonnel mines is to be admired.


What are the great questions of contemporary physics? What is the Higgs Boson and what does it tell us about the origins of the Universe? What is the role of CERN, its focus and objectives? What are the experiments conducted on its premises?

CERN invites the public to discover the mysteries of the Universe and the work of the world’s biggest physics laboratory through free of charge guided tours and permanent exhibitions.

Patek Philippe Museum

The Patek Philippe Museum is home to the prestigious creations of the Geneva-based firm of master watchmakers, which was founded in 1839. Discover how a passion for timepieces has brought together an extraordinary display of watches, musical automata and portrait miniatures from the 16th to the 19th century, in addition to a library dedicated entirely to horology and its related subjects.

Artlab building

Designed by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, this prestigious building, open to the public, hosts three distinct spaces, dedicated to the dialogue between science and culture. With this project, EPFL is highlighting the Digital Humanities. Like other EPFL buildings, the ArtLab will undoubtedly become a must for users of the site and a place of pilgrimage for lovers of science, art, music and architecture.

The Mechanical Engineering building

The Mechanical Engineering building designed by architect Dominique Perrault hosts the Discovery Learning Labs, an innovative teaching project meant to encourage students to engage in experimentation and learning through discovery. The building also holds interdisciplinary research laboratories run by the School of Engineering, a space for testing drones and a lecture hall.

EPFL Innovation Park

The EPFL Innovation Park, at the heart of EPFL, is a venue for exchanges and meetings between the scientific research sector and companies; a vast laboratory that can support even the most audacious projects. It currently houses 13 buildings that provide major companies and promising start-ups with the conditions they need to flourish.

EPFL Rolex Learning Center

The Rolex Learning Center, designed by the world-renowned Japanese Architecture Bureau SANAA, is both a learning laboratory, a library housing 500,000 books and an international cultural center.


Take the M1 Metro line Lausanne Flon 3minutes away to Renens Gare
Get down at “EPFL” Stop

Parking details
960 places
30.- CHF per day
Unlimited duration

Lausanne Gare

Take the M2 Metro line to “ Croisettes”
Make a change at Laussane-Flon Station and
Take the M1 Metro line to Renens Gare
Get down at “EPFL” Stop

Parking details
400 places
30.- CHF per day
16 duration


Take the train for Renens Gare
Next take the M1 Metro line to Laussane Flon
And Get down at “EPFL” Stop

Parking details
269 places
12.- CHF per day
24 hours duration


Un moment phare de tout séjour dans la région lémanique, sont les croisières de la Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman (CGN).

Lausanne Opera

Dating back to 1871, the recently refurbished Opéra de Lausanne hires out the Salle de l’Opéra.

Glacier 3000

Glacier 3000, located at the highest point of the Vaudois Alps, is open all year round for winter activities for all

Chaplin’s World

Previously his home and now a dedicated site for Charlie Chaplin, the artist and man


Nest is a completely new discovery space where Nestlé provides an insight into the very foundations of the company at its birthplace in Vevey.

Portes des Iris

The Portes des Iris is a rentable venue set in the verdant and peaceful Vullierens countryside


Flon is the heart of the city of Lausanne, pulsing with life, day and night, in a modern and innovative setting.

Cité area

This historic corner of Lausanne is full of typical small bistros and craft shops

Olympic Museum

As olympic capital city of the world, this is where one can find the Olympic Museum.

Lausanne’s Cathedral

Lausanne’s Cathedral located in the heart of the old town, « la Cité », majestically overlooks the city.

Swiss Wine Hotel & Bar by Fassbind

l’Hôtel d’Angleterre & Résidence

Best Western Plus Hôtel Mirabeau

Science at the Extremes

Protecting our environment means understanding it, and this is especially true of the Polar Regions. The Swiss Polar Research Center will deepen our understanding of extreme regions and the effect of climate change, but will also enable us to design buildings and technology to deal with extreme conditions.

Phone Number
+41 21 693 76 74

The Lemanic Center for Personalized Health

Health 2030 is multicentric and mutidisciplinary initiative emanating from EPFL, the University of Geneva, the University of Lausanne, the HUG and the CHUV. It will foster new technologies and merge them with healthcare to give rise to research, education and services.

The Swiss Cancer Center Lausanne

Agora is an ambitious new research facility that will bring together biologists, engineers, medical doctors and other specialists in the field of cancer. The goal is simple – disruptive discovery in the lab can be rapidly translated into the clinic for treating patients.

Digital Humanities and the Venice Time Machine 

The Venice Time Machine project aims at building a multidimensional model of Venice and its evolution covering a period of more than 1000 years. Kilometers of archives are currently being digitized, transcribed and indexed setting the base of the largest database ever created on Venetian documents.


The development of a modular exoskeleton for walking assistance began in February 2015 at the Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques (LSRO) at EPFL.TWIICE allows users to regain independence through daily activities: sitting and standing, walking on regular, rough or tilted surfaces, climbing stairs or interacting in community.

The Human Brain Project

The Human Brain Project is a H2020 FET Flagship Project which strives to accelerate the advancement in the fields of neuroscience, computing and brain-related medicine. This project provides a strategic alignment of scientific research programs in fundamental neuroscience, advanced simulation and multi-scale modelling with the construction of an enabling Research Infrastructure.

Château de Chillon

In Veytaux, near Montreux, Chillon Castle has stood proudly on its rocky island since the 12th century, appearing to float on the surface of Lake Geneva.

Lavaux Terraces, UNESCO

The Lavaux vineyard terraces, a UNESCO world heritage site

Phone Number
+41 21 693 7660

EPFL Campus car park

Parking details
150 places
30.- CHF per day
Unlimited duration

EPFL – SwissTech Village

We offer preferential rates upon presentation of your parking ticket at the reception. For all direct reservations, you can get a CHF 10.- price per night. Non-refundable reservations get free parking included.

Maximum height of the parking is 2.20 meters.

The closest option to park a bus is the long-term parking of Vidy.

Parking details
180 places
30.- CHF per day
Illimitée duration


Take M1 Metro line which is near the Parking exit
And get down at “EPFL” Stop

Parking details
196 places
30.- CHF per day
Illimited duration
Phone Number
+41 21 312 14 17

P+R Bourdonnette

The metro station is on the other side of the road. Take the subway M1 direction to Renens-Gare and get off at « EPFL » stop.

Parking details
250 places
15.- CHF per day
1 day duration
Phone Number
+41 21 315 38 00