Globe conditions of use

Globe access 

Access and parking

The Globe of Science and Innovation is very easily accessible via public transport. There is a tram stop (line 18, CERN stop) just outside.

A free car park with 300 spaces for cars and 12 spaces for coaches is also available next to the Globe. 

NB: Traffic can be particularly heavy from Geneva towards CERN and the French border on week days between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. This must be taken into account in any programme of activity.Globe parking

How to get to CERN

Access to first floor

The first floor can be accessed by:

  • An internal ramp (length: 120m, slope: 8%)
  • An external ramp (length: 140m, slope: 8%)
  • A lift (door 80 x 210 cm, interior 110 cm wide (including 95 cm hand-rails), 140 cm deep – 220 cm high, weight limit 630 kg)

No vehicles are permitted inside the Globe.

Legal compliance and safety


The Globe is subject to the requirements of the Swiss standards applicable to an establishment receiving members of the general public, as well as to the fire regulations set out in Safety Code E (available on the CERN website). In terms of safety risks, the building is classed as a Class 2, Category L Etablissement Recevant du Public (establishment receiving members of the general public, ERP) according to French standards (Decree of 25 June 1980). In particular, article AM 18 of this Decree governs the fire rating of the furniture. As well as strict adherence to these general rules, CERN enforces Safety Instruction IS 41 (available on request) for the use of materials. Those that produce the lowest emissions of chlorine, fluorine and other acidic and corrosive gases in the event of fire should be used where possible.



  • Users must be covered by civil liability insurance covering any kind of damage they may cause while using the premises and facilities of the Globe of Science and Innovation.
  • They must provide an insurance certificate upon request. This insurance certificate must clearly state the limit of coverage.

Globe restrictions

Specificities of the Globe


  • No tap water in the Globe of Science and Innovation.
  • Open flames strictly forbidden in and in the vicinity of the Globe of Science and Innovation.
  • Toilets located outside the buliding, about 20 m from the main entrance
  • No vehicles are permitted inside the Globe.
  • All equipment brought into the Globe for work purposes must be approved in advance by the site's safety services.
Floor protection


  • The floors are made of varnished wood and are of medium hardness.
  • Do not use adhesive tape on the floors.
  • Unload the equipment very carefully, avoiding any impact on the floor.
Wall protection


  • Authorised decorations and equipment must be located and fixed in place in such a way as to avoid the risk of them falling, even if force is applied. 
  • Do not hang, nail, screw, stick, tie or staple anything to the structures or walls of the Globe without prior special permission.
  • Tables and chairs must be positioned at least a metre from the walls

Service providers 

External suppliers



  • Organisers of an event in the Globe are free to collaborate with the partners of their choice for all the services they need to organise their event: decoration, caterers, lighting, audiovisual, interpretation, other.
  • A technical visit prior the event must be organized for every external supplier which will operate in the Globe.
  • It is the responsibility of the organizer of the event to make sure any suppliers working on the Globe zone complies with Swiss legislation.
  • Should you wish, we can provide you with a list of service companies who have already worked in the Globe and are familiar with the premises and the available resources. Please send a mail to to receive this list. Alternatively, the Geneva Convention Bureau will be able to advise you and help you choose your service providers.
Additional guards or cleaning service from CERN


  • If the event requires extra guard or cleaning service, they will be provided by CERN’s guards and cleaning service at the expense of the user.
Delivery vehicles



  • Deliveries are to be made only to the area at the rear of the Globe. Vehicles with a maximum permissible laden weight (MPLW) of 8 tonnes should access the Globe via the Chemin de Maisonnex.
  • An alternative access route will be suggested for larger vehicles. Deliveries and installation work must not interfere with activities at the Globe that are open to the public.
  • No vehicle leaking oil or any other staining or polluting liquid may be brought onto the esplanade surrounding the Globe.