GRENOBLE TRAVEL GUIDE

This page is a guide only. The page contains recommendations from either TMs, Referees or Parents from previous seasons.  Venues or official hotels may change for the current season so we recommend that you check the reglement’s before confirming any travel arrangements and if you are booking hotels before the reglement is out we advise you may want to consider booking with free cancellation as it is not guaranteed that competition details will stay the same. 

Background Info
Grenoble is the prefecture and largest city of the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of South-Eastern France. It lies at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère. A significant European scientific centre, the city advertises itself as the “Capital of the Alps”, due to its size and its proximity to the mountains. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grenoble

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Visa Requirements
None (as of 01.06.2020)
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements

Local Emergency Numbers
Central Emergency Number  112
Ambulance                                     15
Police                                                17
Fire Service                                   18

Venue
Halle Clemenceau 40 Boulevard Clémenceau 38000 Grenoble

Nearby Supermarket (to venue)
Carrefour City Grenoble Albert

Hotels
Previously stayed with no issues;
IBIS Grenoble Centre – Cheapest option and 20 mins walk from venue

Closet option to the venue;
Mercure Grenoble Centre Bastille – 5 mins walk from Venue

Flights 
Flights to Lyon and Geneva

Transfers
There are no official transfers offered
There is a flixbus that runs from Lyon to Grenoble

Important Information to Note
It is helpful to the organisers to have your money for entry, transfers, etc. ready and in an envelope with your name on it – it makes finding your fencer easier on their list, and there will be less change of a mistake.  All of the organisers will give you a receipt when you pay entry fees, transfer fees, etc.  Remember – everyone working during check-in is a parent volunteer just like your self.  Please be patient!

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