Grenoble lies at the foot of the mountains and benefits from a wonderful and strategic location close to the Belledonne, Chartreuse, Oisans and Vercors mountains. This is an enchanting and majestic setting which can be admired once you have taken the cable car.
The city which hosted the Winter Olympics in 1968 is today a young, student city (with no fewer than 61,000 students) and is a major science and research hub in France.
Grenoble has an old and quaint city centre, with many parks and gardens, lively pedestrian districts which are propitious to strolling around. The city has many museums, with Grenoble Museum housing one of the largest collections of modern art.
Things to see and do
Enjoy a stroll towards the Bastille, a fort sat on a hill overlooking Grenoble and which is accessible by one of the first inner-city cable-cars ever constructed in the world!
Fill up on culture by visiting the city's museums. You will be spoilt for choice with the Fine Arts museum at the Grenoble Museum, the Magasin Contemporary Art Museum, the Regional Heritage Museum at the Dauphinois Museum, the Archaeology Museum...
Revel in a young and festive atmosphere in the city centre.
Further information: www.grenoble-tourisme.com