What to do
Come to the heart of the French Alps to discover Grenoble!
Located in the South-east of France, in the heart of the French Alps, Grenoble is a major center of French History. From the Gallo-Roman era to the 1968 Olympic Winter Games, including the French Revolution and the Resistance to German occupation during the Second World War, the city proudly displays its heritage.
Grenoble is renowned for its proximity to the Alps and also for its winter sports facilities. Its atypical geographical position gives particularly hot and sunny summers. Plunge into the warm atmosphere of the city and attend your national team's games at the Stade des Alpes!
Start your day visiting the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Grenoble
Built from the 9th century, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Grenoble is original in many ways. Typical of the early Christian times, another church, the Church of Saint-Hughes, is adjacent to Notre Dame, both of which are classified as Historic Monuments.
Take a seat on the terrace to have breakfast in front of this huge monument!
Place Notre-Dame, Grenoble
Let’s journey back at the time of the French Revolution in the Palais du Parlement du Dauphiné
The Journée des Tuiles was launched at the Palais du Parlement du Dauphiné in June 1788, a day often associated with the beginning of the French Revolution. After the King’s decision to reduce the power of the parliament, riots broke out throughout the city and it was not until July 14 that calm returned.
Open to visitors, enter this historical place and discover the courtrooms with 16th and 17th century woodwork. Outside, admire the two-tone facade decorated with coats of arms and various animals!
Palais du Parlement du Dauphiné
4 Place Saint-André, Grenoble
Taste the local specialities of Grenoble
Noix de Grenoble, murçon de la Matheysine, a pork sausage flavoured with caraway, Saint-Marcellin and Bleu du Vercors cheeses, the least we can say is that the gastronomic heritage of the Grenoble region should delight you!
You will find some of these must-have products at the Saint-Bruno or Place Sainte-Claire markets, in gourmet shops or in the city’s many restaurants!
Stop at the prestigious Grenoble Museum
Mainly dedicated to painting, the Grenoble Museum also houses funeral furniture and sarcophagi from Greek, Egyptian and Etruscan antique collections.
This museum, created in 1798, has two collections of paintings, the first dedicated to ancient art from the 13th century to the 19th century, the second entirely dedicated to the contemporary period. Nearly 900 pieces of art are permanently exhibited and many temporary exhibitions are held each year.
Musée de Grenoble
5 place de Lavalette, Grenoble
Take the cableway to the Bastille!
Sit in the first urban cableway created in France in 1934 and one of the first in the world, after Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town, to reach the fortifications of the Bastille, at an altitude of 500 metres!
Once you finally arrive, you will have a breathtaking view of the city of Grenoble and all the mountains of French Alps. With a little luck, you may see the majestic Mont Blanc, the highest point in the Alps with an altitude of 4,809 metres!
This former post house from the 16th century transformed into a restaurant, offers local and seasonal products!
Téléphérique de Grenoble Bastille
Quai Stéphane Jay, Grenoble
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