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Guest House

Scientists visiting the ESRF or ILL are usually accommodated conveniently close to the beamlines and reactor, as the site Guest House or "Maison du Chercheur" has 173 rooms available. It offers a number of amenities and services tailored to visitors' needs. Welcome!




Opening times

The reception is open at the following times:

Monday to Friday 7h00─20h00

Weekends and public holidays 7h00─12h00





Outside the reception’s opening hours, you can pick up your room key at the site entrance.


During summer and winter shutdowns and when there are no users at the ESRF or the ILL, the Guest House may not be open. All changes are notified in advance to our users. 

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The Guest House comprises three buildings, all of which are conveniently located close to the site entrance. The reception office is in building A.


Continental breakfast is served in building A and other meals in the Restaurant.

BreakfastDaily 7h00 to 10h00Guest House
Coffee and other drinksWeekdays 9h30 to 11h00 and 11h30 to 14h00Cafeteria
Sandwiches, salads, take away mealsWeekdays 11h00 to 14h00Sandwich corner

Weekdays 11h30 to 13h30,
Weekends and holidays 12h00 to 13h30

DinnerDaily 19h00 to 20h30Restaurant

Also, snacks are available 24 hours a day from a distributor in Building A.
Breakfast is also available for those not staying at the Guest House, if this is booked via the reception before midday the previous day.

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Contact Information

Maison du Chercheur
BP 220
38043 Grenoble
Tel : +33 (0)4 38 88 13 00

For room reservations and modifications, please do not contact the Guest House directly, as reservations and modifications can only be made through the ESRF or the ILL.

However when the User Office is closed please also inform the Guesthouse directly.

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