ISL is a scientific research center which belongs to the French and German Ministries of Defence.
According to article L 114-1 of the Law on Security protection, visitor access to ISL premises will be granted only after prior vetting and background check.


Please note that access to ISL can only be granted upon former registration.

Your partner at ISL will inform you of what kind of data you have to send to ISL in order to get  access to our institute.

When visiting ISL please be sure to have the following papers with you:

  • Identity Card (ID-card or passport) for visitors coming from member states of the European Union.
  • Passport for visitors coming from countries which are not members of the European Union. 

How to get to ISL

By airplane :

ISL is situated at about 10 kms of distance from the international EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse. There are taxis at the exit.

Please take the exit  FRANCE-GERMANY (not the exit to Switzerland). There is a shuttle bus every 30 minutes to Saint-Louis Train station which is at 10 minutes walking distance from ISL.

By train :

The train station Saint-Louis is at about 10 minutes walking distance to ISL. There are TGV  connection from Paris to Basel and Mulhouse, TER from Strasbourg and Mulhouse to Saint-Louis. Coming from Germany, there are ICE-connections to Basel Badischer Bahnhof. A taxi will take you in 15 minutes to ISL. In Basel SBB – there are train connections to Saint-Louis.

By car :

In Germany: Autobahn A5 Freiburg-Basel, last exit before the Swiss border  -  Weil am Rhein, Hüningen; direction  France- Hüningen/Saint Louis.
In France: Autoroute A35 Mulhouse-Basel, exit Saint-Louis.

N.B. Certain navigation systems do not recognise "Rue du Général Cassagnou"; in that case, use "Rue des Fleurs" as street name.

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