Access-all-areas in the Grenoble-Alpes region
Text: Kate Harvey | Photo : Pierre Jayet
Nestled at the heart of the Alps, the region of Grenoble-Alpes has it all. Not only does it offer an incredible natural setting, the city of Grenoble is also an important scientific and technological ecosystem. Whether you’re looking to organise a business event or hit the slopes, the Grenoble-Alpes Métropole Tourist Office will assist you throughout.
The image of Grenoble’s futuristic cable cars clambering up an Alpine summit is the perfect metaphor for this city. Now an attractive destination for global science conventions, the ‘capital of the Alps’ has developed into an international hub for research and industry. “We were voted the fifth most innovative city in the world by Forbes in 2013,” explains Yves Exbrayat, director of the Tourism Office.
“Grenoble is home to various historic, original and quite frankly quirky spaces, which are perfect for hosting professional events,” says Exbrayat. Spots like the towering Bastille fortress and the contemporary Musée de Grenoble are notoriously easily accessible by tram, centrally located, and crowned by a dramatic, mountainous panorama.
Visitors can also enjoy their very own Grenoble Pass, which allows them to discover more than 20 sites across the city and beyond. For those visiting in winter, there is also the possibility of purchasing ski passes to make the most of the pistes.
With three 3,000-person capacity congress centres and more than 200 meeting spaces, it’s no wonder that this region leads the way for business tourism. The Convention Bureau, which forms part of the Tourist Office, is committed to organising professional events in Grenoble and surrounding areas. “We provide a free, personalised service and tailor-made support for each stage of your project,” says Manon Di Gennaro, MICE project officer.
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