10 good reasons to choose Grenoble

By Choosing the Grenoble-Alpes Metropole,
you are boosting your event in an exceptional ecosystem.


1. A sumptuous natural setting 

With 450,000 inhabitants, Grenoble is the most important European metropole in the heart of the Alps, surrounded by four mountains ranges : the Vercors, Belledone, Chartreuse and Oisans. 

  • A lively and open to the world metropole. 
  • 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 Toulouse or Bordeaux)
Vue de Grenoble depuis le Vercors
Le synchrotron européen ©ESRF

2. An exceptional innovative ecosystem

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 research organisations
  • home to many multinationals 

Choose Grenoble where innovation will be the keyword of your event !

3. An ideal location

Whether you come by plane, train or car, Grenoble is connected to Europe and the world

  • 3 international airports nearby
  • Paris just 3 hours by high-speed TGV train
  • a high performance public transport network :
    100% congress venues and 90% of hotels accessible by tram
  • 2nd french metropole for cycling

Wouldn' t you like to host your event in a sustainable city ? 

Gare de Grenoble
Grenoble_caserne de bonne_ecosystème

4. An eco-friendly city 

  • 100% congress centers and 90% of hotels accessible by tram 
  • La Caserne de Bonne : 1st French eco district to be certified in 2009 
  • Our lables and rewards: 2nd French Metropolis to use bikes / Metropole appaisée / Cit'Energie / EcoJardin 

Wouldn't you like to host your event in a sustainable city ? 

5. A cultural and artistic city 

Grenoble has always been known for its rich cultural and artistic heritage. 

  • Labelled "City of Art and History" since 2017
  • The Grenoble Museum of Art: one of Europe's most prestigious museum
  • A Street Art destination: Grenoble Street Art Fest is the 1st streeart festival in Europe, with 50 artists and more than 80 ephemeral works
Soirée de gala au Couvent Sainte Cécile

6. A first-rate MICE destination 

Nearly 90 congresses are held each year in Grenoble, including 30 internationals ones. With a rich and diverse offer, Grenoble is the best possible place for your future seminars, congresses and other professional events

  • 3 congress venues for events up to 5,000 people
  • 200 meeting rooms
  • 5,000 hotel rooms; 89 hotels and residences
  • a wide range of original and unique venues for your events.


7. A high performance public transport network 

  • 5 tramway lines and 50 bus lines
  • 100% congress centers and 90% of hotels accessible by tram
  • The Business Tag: a transport pass for delegates
  • Tailor-made shuttles dedicated to your event 
  • A taxi network which operates 7 days a week and 24 hours a day
  • A powerful car-sharing service, Citélib & Métrovélo, first self-service bike park in the region
Grenoble_centre ville_tourisme_transport

8. A wide range of accomodation

Grenoble and its metropole offer a wide range of accommodation arrangements for short-, mid- and long-term business stays.

  • 5 000 hotel rooms in the metropolis 
  • 89 hotels and residences 
  • 2 220 rooms between 3 and 4 stars
  • 90% of hotels accessible by tram 


9. Exceptional venues for you Gala evenings 

Grenoble-Alps offers a whole set of original and unusual spaces that will customize your events.

  • The Bastille Fort and its Cable Car: offer to your participants a breathtaking panoramas of the metropolis and its surroundings.
  • Museum, castle, fort, stadium...Whether you're looking for a classical, historic, or unusual setting, we have something for you. 

10. Grenoble Convention Bureau, your partner for success 

For an event, seminar, incentive or congress to be a unique experience, it must be tailor-made.
The Grenoble-Alpes Metropole Convention Bureau is animated by one ambition: to facilitate the preparation and organisation of your professional event in Grenoble or in its region. As a privileged partner, we provide a free, personalized service and tailor-made support at every stage of your project.