The ESRF is located in Grenoble in south east France, about 3 hours by high-speed train from Paris, 2 hours by bus from Geneva, and 1 hour by high-speed train from Lyon.


Address: ESRF, 71 avenue des Martyrs, 38000 Grenoble, France
Postal address: ESRF - The European Synchrotron, CS 40220, 38043 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 88 20 00

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The ESRF is located at the heart of the French Alps, in Grenoble, a cosmopolitan city, a centre of innovation, recognised around the world for its research centres, its universities, its economic vitality. The ESRF is part of the European Photon & Neutron (EPN) Science Campus, a science hub hosting major international institutes for the exploration of living matter and materials (ESRF, ILL, EMBL, IBS). These institutes share a guesthouse, restaurant, library, medical centre and other facilities and services. The campus is served by a bus line and a tram line.

The ESRF is also a partner of GIANT, Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies, the campus of global innovation and the lifeblood of economic and scientific development in Grenoble.