At the end of each street, a mountain. This is how Grenoble is often described. Indeed, the city is well surrounded! It is not less than 4 mountain massifs which overhang it: Chartreuse, Vercors, Oisans (Taillefer) and Belledonne.
The people of Grenoble are not mistaken and often climb one of the 4 massifs for a hike, trail, ski touring or other outing before or after work. Especially at the Col de Porte where the many summits and activities allow them to relieve daily stress and fill up with fresh air, memories and beautiful images.
The closest ski resort to Grenoble? It is that of Sappey in Chartreuse, less than 20 min. A boon !
Like any beautiful city that respects itself, Grenoble also has its must-sees, here are a few …
The Bastille cable car
While a large number of Grenoblois run up to the Bastille (the opportunity to climb a short distance), the softest and most pleasant means of transport is the cable car, known as “the bubbles”. In … min, you reach the top and enjoy the incredible view from Fort de la Bastille. There are many activities on site: tree climbing, the mountain troops museum, the cable car terrace restaurant, the gourmet restaurant chez le Pèr’Gras or … doing nothing and enjoying the scenery, that’s also great!
Located on the quays of the Isère, facing the Bastille, the Grenoble Museum is one of the most prestigious in Europe. With a permanent collection of 900 sculptures and paintings, it regularly hosts beautiful temporary exhibitions of national or international renown.
The heart of town
In Grenoble too, the city center is also an almost obligatory passage with its many pedestrian streets and squares: the Saint-André square with the Old Palace of the Parliament, the Grenette square and its fountains, the Notre Dame Cathedral.
The cable car, the Museum of Grenoble and certain sites in the heart of the city are part of the Grenoble Alpes Métropole Pass offer, a unique tool that allows you to freely compose your program of visits and activities!