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Visit Grenoble


Located in the southeast of France, Grenoble is the second largest city of the Rhône-Alpes region and is the prefecture of the Isère department.
Grenoble, at 213 meters in altitude, is set in a verdant environment, at the heart of 3 alpine chains: Belledonne, Chartreuse, and Vercors.

An urban cable car, the first of its kind, has been taking visitors up to La Bastille standing at 263 meters above the town, since 1934. From there, you'll discover a breath-taking bird's eye view of the city.

At the center, the historic heart is dense, rich with a prestigious past going back more than 2000 years in history. To the west lies a world renowned scientific complex, to the south the urban sprawl accelerated by the 1968 winter Olympic Games, and to the east the university campus which welcomes 61,000 students every year.

Naturally Y-shaped thanks to the presence of the three alpine chains, Grenoble can be accessed from three points: one from the direction of Valence and Lyon, the other from the south and the Route Napoléon, and the last from Chambery and Italy.

A remarkable university and scientific population give Grenoble the image of a young, cosmopolitan city, one that is constantly on the move.
The arrival and departure of the students and scientists mean that Grenoble never gets caught up with stereotypes. This is a free city!

Just as comfortable with culture as with sports, Grenoble offers a wide variety of activities.
On the cultural side, how could we mention Grenoble without talking about the Museum of Grenoble and le Magasin (National Contemporary Art Center), leaders when it comes to art. Not to mention France's first house of culture, inaugurated in 1968 by André Malraux. Today known as the MC2, this cultural center hosts a multitude of music, film, and theatre festivals, as well as areas dedicated to electronic music.

As for sports, Grenoble is just a few minutes from mountains and you can set out on a mountain hike from the city center, for example via La Bastille. The city also boasts the first urban via ferrata in France.

With its 300 km of flat bike paths, Grenoble is also a cyclist's paradise.

Plan your visit by following this link :

Tourist office
14 rue de la République F-38000 Grenoble
Tel. +33 (0)4 76 42 41 41

From 1st October to 30th April
Closed on 1st January and 25th December.
Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Closed on 1st May.

From 2 May to 30th September
Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  - Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Out of Grenoble area

At a reasonably distance from Grenoble you can organize a wide range of visits before or after your conference such as:

Lyon city

City of Lyon - world UNESCO heritage - 1h30 from Grenoble

Mont Blanc

Gondola to Aiguille du Midi (3800m elevation) with stunning view of Mont Blanc, highest mountain in the Alps, 2h from Grenoble


French quality of life in Provence - south of France, 2h from Grenoble


Visit Paris, 3h with high speed train from Grenoble

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