The information given below will help you in organising your visit and stay in Grenoble.



Travel and site access information


The European Photon and Neutron (EPN) Science Campus 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.

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Site access & Badge

How to reach Grenoble and the EPN site

Arriving by train, by plane, by car, by local public transport: click HERE for complete information.

Tram line "B" :

- serves downtown Grenoble, including the bus and railway station. It allows easy access (even at night) from downtown Grenoble to the ESRF.

- its terminus - 'Grenoble Presqu'île' - is situated just 350 metres from the site entrance.

Access to EPN Campus site (map)


Airports closest to Grenoble are :

Site Access and Badge

Map of the EPN Campus Site

The site is a restricted area and you will be asked to report in at the site entrance on arrival. You will need to produce proof of identification (e.g. passport, ID card) to enter.

You will be given a visitor badge at the site entrance : please wear this badge on site over the whole period of the event. This badge is also your site access badge: you will be asked to present it at the site entrance each time you wish to enter on site during the period of the event.



Accommodation & Catering information


We will organise accommodation at the guesthouse on site for all the participants, provided that the request for accommodation arrangement is made through the registration form.

Please note that:
* your accommodation expenses, except for INVITED speakers and MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE members, will be at your charge
(38€  single room per night including breakfast);
* for security reasons, the guesthouse is not available for accompanying persons; moreover, children under 16 are not permitted on site;
* if you arrive after 20:00, you will have to ask for your room key at the site entrance.


Meals will be organised as follows:

  • wine and cheese buffet on Wednesday 21st March
  • lunch at the EPN campus restaurant on Thursday 22nd March
  • Gala Dinner on Thursday 22nd March
  • sandwich lunch on Friday 23rd March



Welcome to Grenoble

Discover a territory full of colors with Grenoble at the heart of it all, and mountains all around. The Chartreuse, Vercors, and Belledonne mountains are what give the area its unique character. Aim for the heart of the city if you’re looking for an ancient center and a nearby mountain: The Bastille, one of the symbols of Grenoble.

This rich natural history and culture makes for so many discovery opportunities. The gateways to the mountains are filled with treasures and places to discover, each with its own identity: the valley of Vizille between the Belledonne and Oisans mountains, the cliffs of the Vercors with Sassenage, and the Chartreuse mountains via Le Sappey en Chartreuse.

Time out - Grenoble Area Activities

Consult the Tourist Office web site for complete information on Grenoble (discover the city, what to do, restaurants, hotels, practical information,...).
Details of places to visit and ski resorts are available at Grenoble-Isere Tourism.


The TOURIST OFFICE is located:

14, rue de la République - Grenoble
Tel.: +33 (0)4 76 42 41 41
Fax: +33 (0)4 76 00 18 98
E-mail: welcome@grenoble-isere.inf

You may also find useful information on the local French websites below:

Cinema - Timetable can be found there

or in Le Petit Bulletin, a copy of which is usually found at the entrance to the canteen. "La Nef" and "Le Club" usually show films in the native language with subtitles.

Bike hire - Bikes can be hired from Metro Vélo at Grenoble rail station. Details:

Walking - SIPAVAG is an organisation which manages waymarked footpaths in the Grenoble area. You can catch a bus or tram to the start of all the marked paths.

Taxis Grenoblois - Tel: +33 (0)4 76 54 42 54.

See also the GIANT web site

Shops and services

Shops, banks and postal services can be found in central Grenoble. Please note that banks are closed on Saturdays afternoon, Sundays and Mondays. You will find a list of boutiques and shops at your service in and around Grenoble in the Tourist Office web site.


The weather in March is unpredictable in Grenoble. It could be sunny but still cold. The average maximum temperature for mid-March is around 10°C so you are advised to bring warm clothing and footwear. The forecast for Grenoble is available here.