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Grenoble (population 160,000) is a city in south-east France, situated at the foot of the Alps, on the Isère River[?]. It is the préfecture (capital) of the département of Isère.

The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility[?] (ESRF), the Institut Laue-Langevin[?] (ILL) and several laboratories of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) are located in Grenoble.

In 1968, Grenoble hosted the Winter Olympic Games. See 1968 Winter Olympics

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