Travel Information

  • City of Grenoble tourism office website.

  • Grenoble's main airport is Lyon Saint-Exupéry International Airport (internation code LYS).

  • There are several options to travel to and from the Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport. The easiest and cheapest is by bus (1 hour and 5 minutes, 20 euros one way, here is the time table), which arrives directly at Grenoble's railway station.

  • Taking a taxi from the airport to Grenoble's railway station costs around 120 euros; this trip should take around 1 hour depending on traffic. More details here about car rentals and taxis.

  • It is also possible to arrive to Grenoble by train with SNCF, which has train services from all the major cities in France and in Europe. The conference center and Novotel hotel are just at two minutes walking distance from Grenoble's railway station.

Hotel Information

  • The conference hotel is Novotel.

  • We have compiled a pre-selection of hotels. We have negotiated special rates if you book online through this link:

  • We also have an agreement with Park Hotel. Use the following login/passwd:
    login: ESWEEK
    passwd: 102009

  • Other hotels in Grenoble can be booked online via ResaTourisme, or by telephone at +33-4-56-52-38-38.

  • Of course, you can book directly your hotel via any web broker. There are many, many, many, many, many of them.

  • There are many, many, many restaurants in Grenoble.

  • Grenoble is a city easy to walk in. Furthermore, it is equipped with a very efficient and reliable bus and tramway network, which operates until 1am in the morning (only for the tramway).

Visa Information

Citizens of some countries may need a visa to attend ESWEEK 2009 in France. The French Ministry for Foreign Affairs has an official website for visas). If you do need a visa, please plan to apply early, since the process can often take several months.

Attendees that need an invitation letter to obtain a visa please fill out this form (pdf or doc) and email it to Ahmed Jerraya with the subject line "ESWEEK 2009 visa invitation letter request".

Due to the expected volume of email requests, please note the following:

  1. Ensure that your email request subject line contains the keywords "ESWEEK 2009 visa invitation letter request".

  2. By default a scanned (signed) letter of invitation will be sent via email.

  3. Any requests for express/courier delivery of a signed hardcopy invitation letter will require special attention; please arrange for prepaid express/courier delivery since these costs will have to be borne by the requestor.

Important Dates

  • Advanced registration closes
    Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

  • Conference begins
    Sunday, October 11th, 2009

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