Grenoble, a city lying in an exceptional natural environment

Belledone from Grenoble city center

Grenoble is lying in the middle of the Alps, close to Lyon (1 hour by car) and 3 hours from Paris by speed train (TGV).
At the heart of an outstanding natural location, the city is surrounded by 4 mountain chains Belledonne, Chartreuse, Oisans and Vercors at the crossing of valleys leading to Switzerland, Italy and mediterranean sea. This environment allows various outdoor activities (skiing, hiking, sailing) all the year long.
Grenoble is a dynamic city which offers a lively cultural and social scenary (music festivals, museums, theaters...).

Grenoble, city of innovation

Polygone scientific campus at Grenoble

Grenoble-Isère is one of the most innovative city in France (ranked as the fifth one in the world by Forbes in 2013). Several initiatives support innovations and dynamic science in the area (Comue UGA, Giant Campus).