Meylan Travel Guide

  • Meylan
    by JLBG
  • Meylan
    by JLBG
  • Meylan
    by JLBG

Meylan Things to Do

  • LGM

    The entrance of the LGM opens on a very long lobby that runs from one end of the building to the other (the restaurant). This lobby, acts as a mall. All the classes, the administration, etc… open either directly or by the intermediary of a short passage into the lobby.For more on the LGM, visit their web site.

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  • Telecom

    Centre de National de recherches des télécommunications in Meylan.The "Centre national d'études des télécommunications" (CENT), now "France Télécom recherche et développement", a Telecom research center, was built in 1978. The architect was Claude Vasconi (born in 1940) associate with Georges Pencreac'h with whom he realized in Paris the "Forum des...

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  • Sun microsystem

    The California-based computer firm has build a telecommunications research centre in Inovallée Montbonnot and will recruit 200 new researchers over the next three years. "The decision to concentrate development in the Grenoble area came out on top on account of the quality of its engineering talent and its scientific environment" said Sun...

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  • Metrologic

    Created in 1980, Metrologic Group® SA located, in France at Innovallée Meylan is specialized in the development of the three-dimensional software of measurement and associated electronics. The largest companies of the car industry and the aeronautical world use its software of measurement on line and programming off line as standards. Metrologic...

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  • Inria

    INRIA Rhône-Alpes in Montbonnot has 25 research groups with altogether 350 people.For more on Inria Rhône-Alpes, visit their web site.I have taken the photos of the main entrance of the Inria in Inovallée Montbonnot because I feel it is one of the masterpieces of modern architecture of the area. Unfortunately, I have no information on the architect...

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  • Inria

    The Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA) has the ambition to be a world player, a research institute at the heart of the information society. . INRIA aims to network skills and talents from the fields of information and computer science and technology from the entire French research system. This network allows...

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  • Capgemini

    Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services, employs approximately 60,000 people worldwide in more than 30 countries. In its Inovallée Montbonnot center, they are close to 500 in brand new buildings. More on Capgemini on their web site.I have given here a photo of a part of their facility in...

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  • LGM

    The LGM for "Lycée du Grésivaudan, Meylan" (College of the Grésivaudan in Meylan) does not look like older "Lycée" (see Lycée Champollion and Lycée Stendhal in Grenoble). It is a XXIth century college. From a certain distance it looks almost like an airport terminal !

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  • Maison de la Musique

    The architecture of the Maison de la Musique, finished in 2000, is very special and has both received both strong support and fierce opposition in Meylan. The architects, Dominique Chapuis and Christine Royer have made the choice of a building with very few openings in order not to disturb the neighboring inhabitants by unwanted sounds and the...

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Meylan Hotels

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Meylan Local Customs

  • Marché de Meylan

    Meylan has an open-air market every morning except Monday. It takes place on "Place de la Louisiane" except on Thursdays when it is in another district, the "Buclos" with the same booths. There are local producers, vegetables, fruits, milk and cheese, bread, a butcher, a fish monger and others. On Thursdays afternoon, there is a famous organic...

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  • Residences

    Around the Zirst (now Inovallée) buildings designed for housing are always low : three or four levels as here. They are close to the Inovallée companies which allows workers to either walk, for the most fortunate, or ride work on bicycle. Few are those who have to drive their car to work ! Isn't that better than to live in Paris ? Haha !In the...

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  • Gardens

    This photo shows the same garden, close to the town hall but with the Vercors massif in the background. Some gardeners prefer to have flowers instead of vegetables. The highest mountain is the Moucherotte. On the right to the Moucherotte, a rocky shelf called "les Trois Pucelles" (the three maids or better the Three Virgins). They were called that...

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Meylan Off The Beaten Path

  • Fort du Saint Eynard, the landscape

    The view is complete towards the south and the east. This photo shows the southeast, in the foreground, mainly Meylan, Corenc and a little of Montbonnot on the left. In the background, the other side of the Isère with Gières, Murianette and Domène.The address is : 38 250 Le Sappey and the telephone: 04.76.85.25.24.The Fort is open from May 1st to...

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  • Fort du Saint Eynard

    The fortress is perched at 1338 meters on top of high limestone cliffs. The landscape is breathtaking as the valley is 1000 m underneath. This photo shows the view of the valley in the direction of Chambéry.

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  • Fort du Saint Eynard

    At the end of the entrance yard, a platform with a telescope to watch the landscape. The photo shows in the background the entrance porch and on the left the former barracks with the bar in the foregroundThe address is : 38 250 Le Sappey and the telephone: 04.76.85.25.24.

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Meylan Sports & Outdoors

  • Jeux d'enfants

    At first, it seems amazing but actually, the way they are carved and the exaggeration of the volumes, huge bodies, and tiny heads makes the group very poetic. The impression of movement is given in an amazing way, with the top girl pulling the middle one who is pushed by the lower one.

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  • Jeux d'enfants

    A playground with sand for little children is decorated by an amazing group of statues. They show three very fat little girls represented in a very abstract way with huge thighs and butts, one has a very short skirt, the others, I don't know and they have microscopic pinheads !

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  • Terrain de sports

    In the center of Meylan, close to the town hall a wide space is a meadow open to the public. It is used as a football ground, and for several other sports. Occasionally, this is where circuses build their tents, several times a year. The place for gardeners is also close to this ground. In the background, the Moucherotte mountain and the Vercors...

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Meylan Favorites

  • Col de Porte

    From Grenoble, the Col de Porte allows driving inside the Chartreuse massif. Twenty kilometers of a good road lead to the pass. This photo shows a typical Chartreuse landscape: forest up to about 1000 m, depending of the orientation, meadows between 1000-1500 meters and eventually rocky scree covered slopes.

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  • The Chartreuse forests

    The Chartreuse forests are mainly fir trees with occasional deciduous trees. In autumn, you can find many sorts of wild mushrooms (see my Alps mushroom travelogue on my home page) : boletus, chanterelles, etc.

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  • The Chartreuse massif

    The Chartreuse mountains, forest slopesThis photo shows some of the Chartreuse summits from "behind". This is the side with slopes covered with forests. If you enlarge the photo, you will guess that the top of each mountain is a rim with a cliff.

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