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: (Physical address until 21st April 2014) ESRF, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, 38000 Grenoble, France
New physical address from 22nd April 2014: 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



Grenoble is a metropolitan area of more than 600,000 people located at the intersection of three mountain ranges at the foot of the French Alps. As the home of ESRF and several other major facilities, Grenoble is a centre for scientific research in France.

The ESRF synchrotron is located on the EPN Science Campus in Grenoble (Credit: ESRF/P. Ginter).The ESRF is part of the European Photon & Neutron (EPN) Science Campus, located in an area known as the Polygone scientifique, west of the city centre at the intersection of the Drac and Isère rivers. The institutes on the campus share a guest house, restaurant, library, medical centre and other facilities and services. The campus is served by a bus line and (starting in 2013) a tram line.

For maps and details on traveling to the ESRF, as well as more information about Grenoble, consult the EPN Science Campus website.


EPN Campus travel links