ESRF - The European Synchrotron
71 avenue des Martyrs, 38000 Grenoble, France

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Passport & visa
Site access & Badge

How to reach Grenoble and the ESRF on the EPN site

Note that the ESRF makes travel arrangements only for the invited speakers and the invited participants. Other participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements to and from Grenoble, and to cover their travel expenses.

Tram line "B" serves downtown Grenoble, including the bus and railway station. It allows easy access (even at night) from downtown Grenoble to the ESRF.

Arriving by train, by plane, by car, by local public transport: click HERE for complete information


Airports closest to Grenoble are :

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Passport and visas

Please check with the nearest French Consulate or your travel agent well in advance of the meeting for up-to-date information.

We can provide you with an official document ("Convention d'Accueil d'un Chercheur ou d'un Enseignant-chercheur Etranger") to apply for a French visa: consult our information page on "Visa Requirements" and send the requested information to obtain a "Convention d'Accueil" directly to the event organizers.

We will accept the requests for a "Convention d'Accueil" to apply for a French Visa ONLY from those participants who registered for the User Meeting 2017, and who payed the registration fee.

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Site Access and Badge

Access to the EPN Campus Site (map)

The site is a restricted area and you will be asked to report in at the site entrance on arrival. You will need to produce proof of identification (e.g. passport, ID card) to enter.

You will be given a "User Meeting 2017" badge at the site entrance : please wear this badge on site over the whole period of the event. This badge is also your site access badge: you will be asked to present it at the site entrance each time you wish to enter on site during the period of the event.

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