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A blend of mountains lifestyle and cosmopolitan culture, Grenoble stands out from other cities in France and Europe for its close proximity to the Alpine chains.
With 450.000 inhabitants, it is the most important European metropolis in the heart of the Alps. Its high achievements in industry, in economics, academics, innovation, and technology also set it apart.
For more than 150 years, the men and women of this area have created a unique system, built on close relationships between the companies, the universities, and public research labs.
In the heart of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (2nd greatest French economic region, 8th European) and 5 major competitiveness clusters, the Grenoble-Alpes Metropole is today one of the most innovative European territories in sectors such as micro and nanotechnologies, software, life sciences, energy.
It is the 2nd French regional research centre with 25.000 researchers, 5 major European instruments (ILL, ESRF), 8 national research organizations (including CEA), 5 clusters.

Grenoble is also-well known in France for:
  • A lively and open to the world metropolis
  • 2 regional natural parks and 1 national natural park 
  • breath-taking landscape all year round
  • a wide range of outdoors activities for your incentive
  • more than 2.000 hours of sunlight per year (as much as Bordeaux)

Elected the world’s 5th most inventive city by Forbes, Grenoble benefits from a unique scientific attractiveness:
  • 1st in France for jobs in research and 2nd for engineers
  • more than 65.000 students including 9.000 international students
  • 8 national and international research organizations
  • home to many multinationals




Whether you come by plane, train or car, Grenoble is connected to Europe and the world.
  • 3 international airports nearby (Lyon, Geneva, Grenoble)
  • Paris just 3 hours by high-speed TGV train
  • a high-performance public transport network: 90% of hotels accessible by tram
Grenoble is also one hour from Lyon (car, train), often celebrated as the French capital for gastronomy.
For further information, please contact City of Grenoble Tourist Information Center