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Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, situated at the foot of the French Alps. Here the river Drac joins the Isère. Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère. The proximity of the mountains has led to the city being known in France as the "Capital of the Alps."
Grenoble is one of the leading European cities in terms of high-tech industries, with an emphasis on biotechnology and nanotechnology. A major scientific centre, Grenoble leads the way in the fields of physics, computer science, and applied mathematics. Joseph Fourier University is one of the leading French scientific universities, while the Grenoble Institute of Technology trains more than 5,000 engineers every year in key technology disciplines. World-renowned enterprises have settled in Grenoble and in the surrounding area. They include Hewlett Packard, Caterpillar, and STMicroelectronics. Many sections of Grenoble are filled with great options for offices to rent. The town is also famous for glove manufacturing, dating back to the early 19th century.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Museum of Grenoble is renowned for its collection of paintings that covers huge spectrum of artistic evolution. It also displays Egyptian artefacts, as well as Greek and Roman artifacts. There is an extensive dining guide available on the area. The Guide du Dahu is produced annually by students of Grenoble’s business school and includes over 300 pages covering restaurants, bars, culture, sport and nightlife. One recommendation from the guide is Café Absinthe, an iconic gathering place that has the perfect terrace for people watching and having a drink.
Grenoble can be reached by air through Grenoble-Isère Airport, Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, and Geneva International Airport. In Grenoble, there is a comprehensive bus and tram service that operates 26 bus routes and four tram lines and serves much of greater Grenoble. The Gare de Grenoble is served by the TGV rail network, with frequent high-speed services to and from Paris. Local rail services connect Grenoble with Lyon and Geneva. Valence to the west provides connections with TGV services along the Rhone valley. Motorways link Grenoble to all major cities in the area including the A48 going northwest toward Lyon, the A49 traveling southwest toward the Rhone valley, and the A41 headed northeast toward Chambéry, the Alps, and Italy.