Cultural activities

Our campuses and cities enjoy a very rich cultural life: with hundreds of events, a university cultural festival, and many venues dedicated to culture, there is bound to be something for everyone!

Cultural agenda

L’ouvre-boîte - La culture, ça conserve ! (The “Can Opener” – culture keeps you young!)

The cultural service of the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) proposes and presents a program of shows, concerts, exhibitions and workshops.
> The “Ouvre-boîte” program
> The “Ouvre-boîte” Facebook page

Culture Service – CROUS Grenoble Alpes

The Culture service of the CROUS Grenoble Alpes supports and promotes students' access to culture and artistic practices, and has various cultural facilities.
> The CROUS Grenoble Alpes website
> The CROUS Grenoble Alpes Culture Facebook page

Maison de l’International – Grenoble

The purpose of the “Maison de l’International” is to bring international culture to the heart of Grenoble.
A host of activities are organized all year round, including exhibitions, talks, meetings and film showings.
If you would like to receive information about events at the Maison de l'International and invitations to exhibition openings, send an email to
> More information about the Maison de l’International

City cultural events

Want to go out, but don’t know what to do, what to see or where to go?
Take a look at what’s on in Grenoble and Valence.
> What’s on in the Grenoble Alpes Métropole area
> What’s on in the Valence Romans area

You can also get information and advice from tourist offices.

Discovering heritage

University artistic heritage

The Université Grenoble Alpes is committed to promoting its artistic and architectural heritage via Campus des Arts.
Campus des Arts offers documentary resources and organizes guided tours.
> Find out more about Campus des arts

University scientific heritage

The higher education and research institutions of the UGA and the IDEX partner institutions possess a remarkable scientific and technical heritage.
Come and discover the different museum spaces and gardens.
> Find out more about the university’s scientific heritage

Heritage of Grenoble and Valence

The city of Grenoble was named a City of Art and History by the French Ministry of Culture in 2017, marking official recognition of the value of its heritage.
A number of discovery trails (“parcours découverte”) can be found on the Grenoble patrimoine website.
These trails will take you to the various works of art located throughout the city. Each sculpture has a QR code and an NFC chip to turn your smartphone into an audio guide (available in English, French, Italian and Spanish).
> Go to the “Grenoble patrimoine” website
Founded almost 2000 years ago, Valence is a treasure trove of archaeology and architecture.
> Go to the Valence city council website
Students, doctoral students

You can benefit from reduced rates for most events by showing your student card.
You can also get free tickets by registering with the “Ouvre-boîte”.

Employed PhD students and researchers
The CAESUG proposes cultural outings at reduced prices for CNRS and Grenoble universities staff, their spouse and their children.
> Go to the CAESUG website
Published on  January 8, 2021
Updated on January 11, 2023