The School

22 February 2021

Study on the shores of Lake Geneva - in the foothills of the Alps
In the heart of the Geneva basin lies one of the foremost hotel and catering schools in the world.
Situated on the French bank of Lake Geneva, the Thonon-Evian conglomeration is just 30 km from Geneva’s International airport and 30 minutes by boat from Lausanne.
World renowned for their hydrotherapy station and mineral waters, Thonon and Evian are at the foot of Mont Blanc and its major ski resorts (Chamonix, Megeve…)

Teaching based on a hundred years of tradition
Our school is the oldest state hotel and catering school in France. Created in 1912, it fiercely preserves know-how and expertise gained over the last 100 years. Listed by the Michelin Guide, we manage a 32 bedroom 3-star hotel overlooking the Lake as well as a gastronomic restaurant and brasserie. Our ex-student network offers a real advantage for all our students throughout their careers.

Curriculum :
600 students, 70 tutors

Languages spoken : English, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese

Courses : Degree course (with Savoy University) ‘gestion ou reprise d’une PME hôtelière’ (Professional degree in SME business hotel management)
BTS (Vocational training Certificate) – Hotel and Catering
BTS Accommodations Manager
BTS preparatory courses
Bac - Hotel and Catering Technology, English and Italian European sections
Bac - Professional Cooking, Service and Sales
CAP - (Professional aptitude certificate) Hotel services, Patisserie


Professional partners:
Accor group, Domaine de l’Evian Resort (Danone group), Sibuet & Spa group, Domaine du Mont d’Arbois, (Edmond de Rothschild group), Hilton, Hyatt, Société des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, Relais et Châteaux, Logis de France, Barrière group, Société des Bains de Mer, Michelin Guide, Club Med,
Buffalo Grill, Léon de Bruxelles, Union départementale de la Sommellerie française, Umih, Fagith

International partners :
Italy, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom, Austria, Norway, USA, Canada, China and Brazil

Clubs et Associations