The Mantid Users and Developers Meeting will be hosted by the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) located on the European Photon and Neutron (EPN) campus in Grenoble, France.
With its remarkable Alpine setting, Grenoble is a centre of scientific activity of the first rank, drawing enormous potential from the fact that it is home to a number of international and national institutes and laboratories. Hosting about 6000 guest scientists per year, the EPN campus offers an outstanding environment to conduct research while resorts around offer the experience of mountain life.
How to come to ILL
You can find all information about how to reach the ILL on our EPN campus website:
Lyon International Airport, Saint Exupery Airport, is the most convenient airport to reach Grenoble.
For more information, visit the Lyon Saint Exupery website (or phone +33 (0)4 72225000). Lyon Saint Exupery Airport is a one-hour drive from Grenoble and regular shuttle buses ('Navette Aéroport') operate to and from Grenoble bus station (‘Gare Routière’), which is next to Grenoble railway station. The LYS Express shuttle bus is now run by the OUIBUS company. You can book seats via OUIBUS.
If you come directly to ILL from the airport, you should ask the bus driver to stop at Place de la Resistance, just 300 m away from the ILL main entrance. On departure, you can also take the shuttle at Place de la Resistance.
Geneva International Airport is a two-hour drive from the EPN campus. Bus and train connections to Grenoble exist but are not very frequent. Visit Geneva International Airport website for more details (or phone +41 22 7177111).
A shuttle bus service runs between Geneva International Airport and Grenoble coach station: http://www.aerocar.fr/. Buses run 5 times a day. Reservation is recommended (online or by phone: +33 (0)974 500 750, or at coach station).
The EPN Campus site is well connected to the public transport network :
the Tram B line, which can be picked up at the train station or city centre, and stops at the Place de la Resistance (i.e. the "Presqu'ile" tram stop, which is the terminus) every 5-10 min, which is only 200 m from the ILL entrance.
Check fares, timetables and itineraries at www.semitag.fr.
Attention! After approximately 1:00 am (and a bit earlier on Sundays), the Tram no longer runs.
For Taxi Grenoble, please call +33(0)476 544 254 or reserve online at www.taxi-grenoble.fr.
To hire a bicycle from the station, please visit www.metrovelo.fr.