The reputation enjoyed by Grenoble and Rhone-Alpes for its quality of
life is explained by the exceptional natural environment and the
diversity of urban and cultural life in the region.
On account of Grenoble-Isère's central position in the French
Alps, its population may easily go skiing, hiking, mountaineering,
paragliding and so on. In 1968, Grenoble was host to the Winter
Olympics and today it is surrounded by three natural parks. The
numerous mountain lakes and the proximity of the Mediterranean provide
plenty of scope for sailing.
With a large number of students from abroad, city life is cosmopolitan
and lively. In addition to its own attractions, Grenoble-Isère
is close to Lyon, Geneva, Italy and the French Riviera. Artistic life
in the area is promoted by Musée de Grenoble and Lyon Opera
House, as well as numerous smaller facilities.
The quality of life and the reputation of Grenoble-Isère for
science and technology make it a very attractive location for
executives from all over the world.
Over 35 different nationalities are represented in the Grenoble area.
Newcomers will find a pleasant environment and a choice of
accommodation to suit their expectations and budget.