LAPP (Laboratoire d’Annecy-le-vieux de Physique des Particules, UMR5814) is a high energy physics laboratory located in Annecy le vieux, 50kms from Geneva. The lab was founded in 1976 by Marcel Vivargent and is one of the 18 laboratories of IN2P3 (Institut de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules), institute of CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). It is also a member of Université de Savoie. Close to 150 people are working at LAPP: researchers, professors, support staff, students and visiting scientists. They work in close contact with phenomenologist teams from LAPTH, a theory laboratory hosted in the same building. The location of the laboratory – 50 km from CERN – makes LAPP an ideal place for people willing to contribute to LHC physics. An international center for high energy physics (CIPHEA) has been set-up to develop collaborations on the themes accessible with LHC.