Grenoble

ASMTA 2012 will take place in the city of Grenoble, France. Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère, with about 157,000 inhabitants — 550,000 taking into account the metropolitan area. It is located in a valley surrounded by nearby mountains (the Chartreuse Mountains to the north, the Belledonne range to the east, and the Vercors Plateau to the west and south) that make Grenoble known as being the "Capital of Alps".

downtown grenoble chartreuse

For touristic and practical information about Grenoble, please visit the following websites: Grenoble Tourism Office (in English and French), Isère Tourism Office (in English, French, and Dutch), and the city official website (in French).

Conference site

The ASMTA conference is hosted by the University of Grenoble at the following address.

Maison Jean Kuntzmann
110 av. de la Chimie
Domaine Universitaire de Saint-Martin-d’Hères
BP 53 - 38041 Grenoble cedex 9

The university campus is located in the suburbs of Grenoble and the tramway is the best way to reach the campus from downtown. Line B (Ligne B) brings you from the main railway station (Gare SNCF) to the campus in about 20 minutes. Take the direction Gières Plaine des sports, and exit at Bibliothèques Universitaires.

How to reach Grenoble

By plane:

The town is served by two airports: Lyon Saint-Exupéry (100km from Grenoble) and Grenoble-Isère (45km from Grenoble).

You may also consider coming from:

By train:

Grenoble is served by two train stations: Grenoble and Grenoble-Universités-Gières. Several high-speed trains (TGV) connect Grenoble to Paris, Lille and Nantes. Regional trains (TER) connect Grenoble to several French cities. For more information about the trains, timetables and tickets, please refer to the French National Railways website.

 

By car:

Take one of the following highways:

  • A41, from Geneva (via Chambery)
  • A46, from Lyon
  • A49, from Valence
  • A51, from Aix-en-Provence or Sisteron

 

Accommodations

Please find below a non-exhaustive list of lodging possibilities in Grenoble.

Student rooms

Student rooms can be provided (according to availability) by the CROUS of Grenoble. The building is located at

Hotels

  • Park Hôtel (★★★★)
    10 Place Paul Mistral
    Tramway A & C : Chavant
    Phone: +33 (0)4 76 85 81 23
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 46 49 88
  • Hôtel Europole (★★★★)
    29, rue Pierre-Sémard
    Tramway A & B : Saint-Bruno, Grenoble Gare
    Phone: +33 (0)4 76 49 51 52
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 21 99 00
  • Grand Hotel (★★★★)
    5, rue de la République
    Tramway A & B : Hubert Dubedout-Maison du Tourisme
    Phone: +33 (0)4 76 44 49 36
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 63 14 06
  • Mercure Grenoble Centre Alpotel (★★★)
    12 Boulevard Maréchal Joffre
    Tramway A & C : Chavant
    Phone: +33 (0)4 76 87 88 41
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 47 58 52
  • Novotel (★★★)
    7, place R. Schuman
    Tramway A & B : Palais de Justice, Grenoble Gare
    Phone: +33 (0)4 76 70 84 84
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 70 24 93
  • Best Western Terminus (★★★)
    10, place de la Gare
    Tramway A & B : Grenoble Gare
    Phone: +33 (0)4 76 87 24 33
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 50 38 28
  • Hôtel d'Angleterre (★★★)
    5, place Victor Hugo
    Tramway A & B : Victor Hugo
    Phone: +33 (0)4 76 87 37 21
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 50 94 10
  • Hôtel des Alpes (★★)
    45, av. Félix Viallet
    Tramway A & B : Grenoble Gare
    Phone: +33 (0)4 76 87 00 71
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 56 95 45
  • Hôtel de l'Institut (★★)
    10, rue Barbillon
    Tramway A & B : Grenoble Gare
    Phone: +33 (0)4 76 46 36 44
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 47 73 09
  • Hotel Gloria (★★)
    12, rue Aristide Bergès
    Tramway A & B : Grenoble Gare
    Phone: +33 (0)4 76 46 12 93
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 87 14 93
  • Hotel Ibis Grenoble Université (★★)
    Rue de la Condamine, Gières
    Tramway B & C : Mayencin Champ Roman, Condillac-université
    Phone: +33 (0)4 76 44 00 44
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 51 03 58
  • Hotel Ibis Grenoble Gare (★★)
    27, quai Claude-Bernard
    Tramway A & B : Grenoble Gare
    Phone: +33 (0)4 76 86 68 68
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 50 95 03
  • Hotel Ibis Grenoble Centre (★★)
    5, rue Miribel
    Tramway A & B : Victor Hugo
    Phone: +33 (0)4 76 47 48 49
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 47 78 22
  • Hôtel de l'Europe (★★)
    22, place Grenette
    Tramway A & B : Victor Hugo, Hubert Dubedout-Maison du Tourisme
    Phone: +33 (0)4 76 46 16 94
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 43 13 65
  • Hôtel Première Classe Grenoble Sud - Gières Université (★)
    4, Allée de Palestine, Gières
    Tramway B & C : Condillac-université
    Phone: +33 (0)8 92 70 71 32
    Fax: +33 (0)4 76 42 31 51