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From outdoor activities to sports and the arts, Grenoble-Isère is as great a place to play as it is to work

Grenoble-Isère, sustainable city living right on nature’s doorstep

Grenoble-Isère delivers the best of both worlds. The area’s dynamic cities are surrounded by an incredibly diverse natural environment offering everything from rolling countryside to breathtaking Alpine peaks. So, it comes as no surprise that Grenoble comes in just behind Paris as white-collar workers’ city of choice in France.
This precious natural heritage has spurred the development of a broad slate of sustainable development initiatives across Isère.
And Grenoble is leading the way, with pioneering eco-neighborhoods that are setting the example for the rest of France. 


“It is the unique combination of business, education, research, and sports, leisure and cultural activities that makes Grenoble a place where you want to stay. ”

Bernard UGNON-COUSSIOZ - Managing Director, HP France, International Competency Centers

Sustainable mobility

Increasingly, public transportation, electric vehicles, and bikes are becoming Grenoble-Isère residents’ top choices when it comes to getting around. 
Grenoble-Isère’s excellent public transportation networks include intra- and inter-city bus, coach, train and tram lines. Additional options include car-sharing services, carpooling, and bike rentals—surprisingly, Grenoble is France’s flattest city! And, with more than 300 kilometers of dedicated bike paths, the city is particularly bike-friendly. 

More: www.sustainable-mobility.org

Handicapped accessibility

Grenoble was ranked Europe’s second-most accessible city in 2013 and France’s most accessible city in 2012. Like other cities across Isère, Grenoble is rolling out groundbreaking public policies to promote handicapped access.


Very-high-broadband is crucial to today’s always-on society. And Grenoble-Isère is committed to bringing high-speed Internet access within everyone’s reach.

Local food

Grenoble-Isère also actively promotes local food production, with numerous businesses, local governments, and non-profit groups running programs to help people buy direct from local farms.