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Information for Users

Preparing for Your Experiment

You will receive an email from the ESRF user office several months before your experiment. This will confirm the dates of your experiment and confirm your local contact. To ensure that the beamline is setup quickly and smoothly for your experiments, it would be appreciated if you could liaise with the local contact prior to your arrival.

XMaS will support up to 3 (and in extremis 4) users per experiment. This is not a restriction on the number of experimentalists, but you should make your own budgetary arrangements for those in excess of 3.

The ESRF guesthouse still appears adequate to accommodate all our users, though CRG users will always have a lower priority than the ESRF's own users. Do remember to complete the web-based "A form" requested of you when you receive the ESRF invitation. All attendees must be listed, since this informs the safety group of the attendees and is used to organise all site passes, meal cards and accommodation.

To ensure your reservation in the ESRF guesthouse, it is recommended that you fill in the A-form as soon as possible.

End of Run Survey

Please support us by completing your end of run survey at the end of your experiment.

Click to complete!

Travel Information

Arriving by plane - Lyon International Airport

Lyon International Airport (Saint-Exupéry airport) is the most convenient airport, at one hour’s drive from Grenoble. On arrival at the airport, take the airport shuttle bus ("Navette Aéroport") at Terminal 1, direction Grenoble Presqu’île if you want to go directly to the ESRF.

It is necessary to pre-book tickets online.

Once at the stop Grenoble Presqu’île, follow the blue way indicated below, by foot…you are nearly there (~10 min walk).

Arriving by Train

After arriving at Grenoble railway station (this is also the final stop of the shuttle bus from the airport), take the tram (line B, direction Oxford) to the final stop on the line ("Presqu’île") and follow the blue line on the above map to walk to the EPN Campus site entrance.

Tram ticket prices are:
1 trip (ticket is valid for one hour) - €2.00
1 trip via SMS (send "1H" to 93 123) - €2.50
1 day unlimited trips - €6.40
10 trips - €15.70

For more information on the tram system in Grenoble, please visit their websiteLink opens in a new window.

Travel by Taxi

To ask for a taxi, call+33 (0)476544254or opens in a new window