Europole is Grenoble's largest business district, with the World Trade Center, Grenoble Graduate School of Business, and the Grenoble International School. The majestic courthouse is also located in the Europole district. The neighborhood borders the Polygone Scientifique, which draws scientists and researchers from around the world.On the Place Robert Schumann, a mix of French, English, and other languages bounces off the surrounding glass-and-metal buildings.

One of Grenoble's younger neighborhoods, Europole was created in the 1990s under the administration of mayor Alain Carignon. The intentional "American" style of the architecture—glass and metal buildings with streamlined forms—contrast with the white stone of the older parts of Grenoble, just on the other side of the train station.

As the hub of Grenoble's business life, Europole offers many accommodation options. In fact, more than 25 percent of its surface area is dedicated to apartments, hotels, and long-stay housing. Hotel Europole and City Suites Grenoble Europole are some of the more popular choices. The variety of accommodation makes Europole a possibility for non-business visitors, especially those planning to take the buses to the nearby ski resorts for a day of skiing.

The World Trade Center and Grenoble Graduate School of Business also offer facilities that are well-equipped for meetings, conventions, fairs, and seminars.

Europole doesn't offer much in terms of tourist attractions, but it can be impressive just to walk through the neighborhood just to feel immersed in the contemporary architecture so uncharacteristic of the typical French city.

An underground passageway leads directly from the train station to the Europole area, making it easy for arriving businessmen and women to find their way here. 


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