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Access to WTC :
When you arrive at Grenoble’s station, (by train, bus shuttle from Lyon St Exupéry or Geneva) or by Tram A, take the underground passage direction Europole, place Robert Schumann. If arriving by Tram B get off at stop "Palais de justice", the WTC is at a few minutes’ walk away.

Arriving by plane
When arriving at Lyon St-Exupéry airport a bus shuttle (Navette aéroport) links Lyon airport to Grenoble center (bus station): hourly departure from Lyon airport from 6.30 am to 11.30 pm (1 hour drive) - Tickets to be bought at airport bus shuttle desk: More information
From Grenoble to Lyon: hourly departure from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm.
For any information about bus services from Geneva to Grenoble, use the following web site
When arriving at Grenoble railway station you are connected to the tram network and all the hotels booked for the conference.

Geneva International Airport is more than a two-hour drive from Grenoble. Bus and train connections to Grenoble exist but are not very frequent. Visit the website of Geneva International Airport for more details (or telephone +41 22 7177111).

Both shuttles will drop you at the station.

Accommodation :
ICALEPCS Local Organizing CommittEe and Insight Outside agency have selected a large number of 2* to 4* hotel slots and negotiated special room rates during the conference. All the hotels are located in the city-center and most of them are close to the WTC Convention center. They are all within easy walking distance or a short tram ride.

2** Hôtel Suisse et Bordeaux
6 place de la gare
Web site

 2** Hôtel Gloria
12, rue Aristide Bergès
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2** Hôtel Institut
10, rue Barbillon
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3*** Hôtel Europole
29 rue Pierre Sémard
Web site

3*** Hôtel Angleterre Tulip Inn
5, place Victor Hugo
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3*** Novotel Grenoble Centre
7 place Robert Schuman
Web site

4**** Grand Hôtel
rue de la République
Web site

4**** Park hôtel
10, place Paul Mistral
Web site

For students only
ESRF Guesthouse
Contact the organising Committee

Students can ask for low cost accommodation at the ESRF guesthouse, by sending an e-mail to the Local Organizing Committee.

Name badges will be distributed on the welcome reception and throughout the sessions at the reception desk of the Convention center.
For security reasons, only the persons wearing conference badges will be allowed access to the Convention center.

Bike rental
Despite its mountainous surroundings, Grenoble itself is one of the flattest cities in Europe, so cycling is an easy way of getting around. Pleasant recreational cycle routes follow the Drac and Isere rivers. An old bicycle track along the Isère river passes in front of the town centre, and the main boulevards have dedicated cycle lanes. Bicycles are allowed on some smaller streets, but riders often have to use the same lane as buses. We have selected two rental possibilities:

1/ VELO DAYAK: 2 rue Irvoy (not far from the train station). Includes service, helmet, fluorescent jacket, and padlock (28€ for 5 days). Please mention the ICALEPCS conference so that you take advantage of the negotiated price.

2/ METRO VELO: Grenoble train station. Includes padlocks (15€ for 5 days).

Credit Cards
International credit cards (e.g. American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa) are widely accepted in ATMs (cash dispenser), hotels, restaurants and shops.

Doctor and Dentist
A list of English speaking Doctors and Dentists will be available during the conference at the registration desk

Gala evening

The gala evening will take place at Grenoble's ice rink, specially dressed-up  for the night, on Thursday 13th at 19:00. Do not forget to take a sweater!

You can get there with tram line A, direction Echirolles Denis Papin / Station: Pôle Sud – Alpexpo. The Pôle Sud building is just in front of you, opposite the Grand’place shopping centre. If you plan to come by car take exit 6 Alpexpo on the Rocade Sud.

Things to do IN Grenoble
> La Bastille (Vauban fortress) - More
> Expo Supra (science exhibition) - La Casemate - More
> Hannibal (history exhibition) - Musée Dauphinois - More
> Musée Archéologique (archaeological museum) - More
> More to do

Things to do NEAR Grenoble:
Visit the tourist information web sites:
> Lyon
> Valence
> Chambéry
> Annecy
> Les Ecrins (south of Grenoble)

Except for lunches of Sunday 9 and Wednesday 12 October, lunches are not included in the registration fees. The WTC is surrounded by a myriad of restaurants where you can have a quick meal  from around 13 € : a Tourist Office Hostess at the conference venue can help you to book a table - A map of the area will be available at their desk.
Selection of restaurants offering a coffee to ICALEPCS badge holders
Le Petit Bouchon Gascon, 2 rue du Vercors, - Tél : 04 76 24 40 72
Le Col Vert , 2 rue du Vercors, tél : 04 38 49 28 69
Pizzeria Via Europa, 9 rue du Vercors, Tél 04 76 49 33 92
Novotel, 5 place Robert Shumann, Tél 04 76 70 84 84
Planetalis, 10 place Robert Shumann, Tél 04 76 22 21 90
La Fleur de Thym, 14 rue Abbé Gregoire,  Tél 04 76 09 71 82
La City, 102 Cours Berriat, Tél 04 76 21 24 03

Some more restaurant around the corner :
L'aiguillage, 14 rue Abbe Grégoire, Tél  04 38 12 87 05
La Brasserie du Palais, 29 rue Pierre Sémard, Tél 04 76 49 51 52
L'Epicerie Comptoir, 4 Place Robert Shumann, Tél 04 38 49 57 31
Bistrot d'Emile, 1 rue d'Alembert, Tél 04 76 70 05 12

Shuttle services from and to airport
From and to Lyon St exupéry : Departures (and arrivals) are possible from Grenoble coach station,  we recommend a prior reservation (72 hours in advance).
For more information, please consult:

From and to  Geneva airport, all buses leave from (and return to) Grenoble coach station, reservation is recommended (online, on phone, or at coach station). You can find the current timetables here.

Posters :
Posters will be presented during the two poster sessions - They will be displayed
in three rooms at the conference center: "Makalu", "Mont Blanc" and "Kilimandjaro -
Size of the poster panels : A0 portrait - No poster printer will be available at the conference.
The panels are out of plywood. Fixations will be provided - Personal fixation mechanisms cannot be used.

  • Monday Poster session  : installation Monday morning - dismounting Wednesday morning 12 before coffee break.

  • Wednesday Poster session : installation Wednesday morning after coffee break - dismounting  Friday 14 morning.

Registration desks will be open :

  • on Sunday from 8 to 9 for participants attending to the pre-conference workshop

  • on Sunday from 16:00 to 18:45 or on Monday from 8:00 to 9:00 for the other participants

A registration desk will be open all over the week.

Taxis grenoblois
Tel: +33 476 54 42 54

Tourist office in Town and at the WTC
The tourist office can provide you with information about Grenoble and the surroundings.
Opening times: from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 6:30 pm, on Sunday, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
14 rue de la République - 38000 Grenoble   -
A representative of the Tourist Office will also be at the WTC during the conference.

Transports in town
Except for the visit of Vizille Castle and ESRF visit on Friday, you can very easily reach the various venues of the conference with public transport. They all are connected to the tram network.
Musée de Grenoble, Line B, Direction Gieres / Station "Notre Dame-Musée
Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo: line A / Station: Pôle Sud - Alpexpo
Weekly passes valid on the Bus and Tramway network of Grenoble will be on sale at the Registration desk during the conference. Special Rate of 10 € for all participants of the conference and accompanying person - cash payment ONLY.
More information about local transports on

Welcome Reception

Sunday 9 October at 20:00. After your registration at the WTC congress centre, you are all invited to attend the welcome reception that will be held at the Musée de Grenoble from 20:00 to 22:30. You can get there with tram line B, direction Gières / Station Notre Dame-Musée.