INSTN -  Grenoble

The joint education and training unit at Grenoble (UECG DRT-INSTN) is based in Building V ("Plateforme NanoSécurité") near entrance 1 of the CEA Grenoble centre.

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Security checks

Access to CEA centres hosting the INSTN is controlled. Furthermore, all persons (students, trainees, lecturers, visitors, etc.) visiting the INSTN must have a document justifying their presence (student card, training course announcement, meeting notification or invitation, etc.) as well as valid proof of identity (national ID card, passport).

Access routes to Grenoble

From Lyon (by the A48) or Valence (by the A49)

Follow directions for Grenoble.
Continue on the A48 towards "Grenoble / Bastille / Gare".
Take junction 16, "Grenoble / Gares / Europole / Polygone Scientifique".

From Nice / Gap (by the N85) or Sisteron (by N75)

Follow directions for Grenoble. Join the A480 in the direction of "Lyon / Grenoble-Centre":

  • Light vehicles: junction 2 "Europole / Fontaine Centre / Grenoble Gare", then take the "Rue des Martyrs",
  • Heavy vehicles: junction 1 "Sassenage / Polygone Scientifique". After the roundabout, turn right onto "Rue des Martyrs".

From Chambéry

Join the A41 towards Grenoble.
Take the junction “Rocade Sud / Gières / Toutes directions”, then follow directions from Lyon and you will arrive at the A480. See route for "Nice / Gap".

From Grenoble railway station

  • Tram B: to “Presqu’île” - "CEA-Cambridge" tram stop - 2 min travel time.
  • Bus Express-1: to "Voiron' - CEA-Cambridge" bus-stop - every 15 min.
  • Taxi.
  • Pedestrians: exit the station on the Europole side and follow "Avenue du Doyen L. Weill", then take the "Rue des Martyrs" (15 min).

Formalities to obtain an access badge for all non-CEA staff


Obtain a CEA access badge from the reception office at entrance 1 (please have your national ID card or valid passport ready). Building V is a five-minute walk away.


Access to CEA by entrance 1 - "17 Rue des Martyrs" (please have your national ID card or valid passport ready). Parking nearby.

Access procedures for persons with a CEA badge


Enter and exit via entrance 1 ("17 Rue des Martyrs") or by the “Minatec” entrance turnstile (7:00 am – 8:00pm).


Enter and exit via entrances 1 or 4 (7:00am – 8:00pm).