The University Grenoble Alpes site is an enthralling treasure trove of out-of-the-ordinary places to go, things to see and stuff to do.

41 works of art

Works by renowned artists can be found on display in university buildings and squares…
Admire them everywhere on campus and in your premises.

Robert Ruffier-Lanche Arboretum

A stone's throw from campus, overlooking the River Isère, this arboretum is home to more than 200 species of tree and a planetary trail. It is one of the most beautiful in the Rhône-Alpes region.
A popular retreat for visitors, the site is perfect for unwinding and taking a break from the usual hustle and bustle.
It is open all year round.

The Manuel Forestini planetary trail

This trail was laid out on the Saint-Martin d'Hères campus in 2003 in liaison with the researchers of the Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG) and with the support of the Rhône-Alpes region.

The trail represents a scale model of the solar system, and the accurate proportioning of the distances between planets and the size of the celestial bodies between them makes it wholly original.
It is a tool that serves a scientific and educational (learning about the different stars), artistic (metal processing for depicting the sun) and technical (specific use of materials) purpose. The planetary trail is used as a teaching aid by IPAG researchers to introduce schoolchildren to the subjects of astrophysics and planetary science. Every year, some 600 schoolchildren are taken on a guided tour of this trail by an astrophysicist or planetary scientist.
Detailed, easy-to-understand signs and panels have recently been installed to allow the general public to explore the trail at their leisure.