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About Grenoble

Located 100 km from Lyon, Grenoble is the capital of the Alps in France. The UGA (Université Grenoble Alpes) gathers around 60,000 students with 10,000 international students. The UGA is in top 150 of the Shangaï ranking and have more than 1000 academic partnership in the world.

Surrounded by 3 mountainous massifs, Grenoble offers an exceptional quality of life to students, researchers, professors and residents. The city is equipped with a large number of bicyle paths allowing an easy access by soft mobility to all academic buildings. 

How to reach Grenoble

Grenoble is a city well connected with the public transportation. We strongly recommend participants and speakers to reach the city by train and to avoid plane if they are traveling from less than 1000 km.

By train

Several high speed trains (TGV) daily connect directly Grenoble and Paris-Gare de Lyon or Paris-Roissy airport (3 hour trip).
Grenoble's Bus terminal (gare routière) and Railway station (gare SNCF) are located within a 5-minute walk from each other and are only a 15 min walk or 5 minutes in public transportation from your accommodation.

By car

In Grenoble, all major car rental companies have offices at the airport or in town, most of them in front of the bus/railway station.

By plane

International Airport
Grenoble is located 80 km East of Lyon "Saint-Exupéry" international airport, the closest international airport. It is one hour by shuttle bus.
If you land in Paris or another city (Marseille, etc.), you can take a train to the Grenoble Railway station (Gare de Grenoble).

National Airport
Grenoble-Isère airport offers direct flights with Paris-Orly. A shuttle bus operates between Grenoble-Isère airport and Grenoble bus/railway station for each arriving or departing flight (45 mn).
For your information, the cost of a taxi ride (at your own expense) Grenoble airport - Grenoble bus/railway station is approximately 60€ (add 50% on weekends or at night, duration: 35 mn). 

How to reach the doctoral school venue?

The doctoral school is taking place at the MACI “Maison de la Création et de l’Innovation” on the university campus. The easiest way to access the doctoral school is by tramway line B up to the station Gabriel Fauré. (see map below or on OpenStreetMap or Google Maps).

Accommodations in Grenoble

Hotels near the train station (access to School place by tramway but close to the city center)
Hôtel ibis Styles Grenoble Centre Gare (from 85 € breakfast included)
Hôtel Terminus (Best Western) (from 79 €)
Royal Hôtel Grenoble (from 78 €)
Hôtel Europole (from 72 €)
Hôtel Ibis Centre Bastille (from: 70 €)
Hôtel des Alpes (from 65 €)
Hôtel Touring (from 60 €)
Hôtel Suisse et Bordeaux (from 58 €)
Hôtel Gloria (from 54 €)

Hotels near UGA campus (10mn walk to the School place but quite far from the city center)
Hôtel Ibis Grenoble Université (from 59 €)
Hôtel Première Classe Grenoble Sud Gières Université (from 42 €)
B&B Hôtel Grenoble Université (from 39 €)
Hôtel Formule 1 Grenoble Université (from 35 €)