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All it’s cracked up to be
Grenoble, capital of the Alps
In the heart of Alps region is Grenoble, a town with an exceptional natural environment. Grenoble has a rich cultural diversity and heritage. It is also a vibrant, modern city open to the world.
Grenoble can be easily visited by foot, bicycle or tram. For those who love sports, there are several activities which can be done: skiing, golf, mountain biking, cycling, and much more. There are 15 museums to explore including the Museum of Grenoble, one of the most prestigious art museums in Europe, and the Dauphinois Museum. Take the cable car ride to Fort de la Bastille and discover a breathtaking view of Grenoble and the surrounding mountains.
Among the monuments and heritage to discover, do not miss: The Gallo-Roman from the late third century. Several noble mansions including L’Hôtel Coupier de Maille and the Hotel d’Ornacieux. Don’t miss the former palace of Parliament of Dauphiné and its beautiful facades fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; the two most important medieval churches of Grenoble, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Church of Saint Andrew, both built in the thirteenth century; the ancient squares and picturesque square of Gordes, Notre-Dame, Saint-André, in the heart of Grenoble historic centre; and the Bastille, a vast fortified complex overlooking Grenoble, directly accessible by a cable car.
Grenoble specialties are numerous: the gratin, Saint-Marcellin, the Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage (AOC), the Walnuts (AOC), the Chartreuse yellow or green, aged in the largest cave in the world. You can find these specialities in the menus offered by restaurants and caterers in the Grenoble region.
Grenoble has a good range of shopping addresses. Exclusive shops mingle with artists’ studios and alternative clothes designers. At the centre of the shopping district is a Galeries Lafayette outlet. In the city centre, you will find bookshops. The Grand Place department store, located just south of the city and easily reachable by tram has a variety of clothing such as Zara, Jennyfer and Naf Naf here.
Office de tourisme de Grenoble
14, rue de la République, 38019 Grenoble.
Tel: + 33 (0)4 76 42 41 41
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Getting to and from Grenoble
|From L'argentiere L. Bess||03:18|
|From Montdauphin Guill||03:07|
|From Lus La Croix Haut||01:25|
|From Monestier De Cler||00:45|
|From La Tour Du Pin||00:44|
|From Aix Les Bains||00:48|
|From St Marcellin Iser||00:28|
|From Grenoble U.gieres||00:09|
|From Lyon St Exupery Airport||01:05|
|To Grenoble U.gieres||00:12|
|To Monestier De Cler||00:47|
|To Lyon St Exupery Airport||01:08|
|To St Marcellin Iser||01:15|
|To La Tour Du Pin||01:18|
|To Aix Les Bains||01:55|
|To Paris Cdg Airport||04:34|
|To L'argentiere L. Bess||05:41|
Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Grenoble can be found.
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