Coming to the ESRF

The ESRF benefits from a strategic location on the European Photon & Neutron (EPN) Science Campus, a unique science hub which hosted four major international research institutes devoted to the exploration of living matter and materials.

The ESRF is located in Grenoble in south east France, about 3 hours by high-speed train from Paris, 2 hours by bus from Geneva, and 1 hour by high-speed train from Lyon.


Address: ESRF, 71 avenue des Martyrs, 38000 Grenoble, France
Postal address: ESRF - The European Synchrotron, CS 40220, 38043 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 88 20 00


The ESRF is located at the heart of the French Alps, in Grenoble, a cosmopolitan city, a centre of innovation, recognised around the world for its research centres, its universities, its economic vitality. The ESRF is part of the European Photon & Neutron (EPN) Science Campus, a science hub hosting major international institutes for the exploration of living matter and materials (ESRF, ILL, EMBL, IBS). These institutes share a guesthouse, restaurant, library, medical centre and other facilities and services. The campus is served by a bus line and a tram line.

The ESRF is also a partner of GIANT, Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies, the campus of global innovation and the lifeblood of economic and scientific development in Grenoble.

For more details on traveling to the ESRF as well as the map of the site, consult the EPN Science Campus website