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Introducing Grenoble

One of France's most important centres of scientific research and high-tech industry, Grenoble is known for its great museums, excellent dining, effervescent nightlife, outstanding quality of life and superb public transport system. Host of the 1968 Winter Olympics, the city centre is the focal point for a metropolitan area of over 650,000 Grenobloises and Grenoblois, 60,000 of them students.

Surrounded by the jagged peaks of the Parc Naturel Régional de Chartreuse and the Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors, the city itself, on the bank of the River Isère, is hardly above sea level, ensuring that the weather is relatively mild.