Grenoble, France

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Grenoble, a city in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France, sits at the foot of mountains between the Drac and Isère rivers. It's known as a base for winter sports, and for its museums, universities and research centers. Spherical cable cars called “Les Bulles” (Bubbles) connect the town to the summit of La Bastille hill, named for the 18th-century fortress on its slopes.

What is Grenoble known for?

Grenoble is located in the Rhône-Alpes region surrounded by mountains hence the name "Capital of the Alps". Grenoble was originally known for glove making and is currently home to four universities. It is also a centre for the chemical and electronic industry as well as nuclear research.

Day 2: Grenoble But the town itself is well worth exploring too. Apart from the alpine activities, the city is best known for La Bastille, an ancient fortification in the mountains that overlooks the city. You arrive there via cable cars (External link) —known as "the bubbles" because of their circular glass design.


What can you do in Grenoble?

Best things to do in Grenoble

  1. The Bastille of Grenoble. The Bastille of Grenoble is one thing every visitor to Grenoble should do. ...
  2. Take the cable car. ...
  3. Le Tord Boyaux. ...
  4. Eat the set menu at L'Ardoise. ...
  5. Eat Pizza along Quai Perriere. ...
  6. Shop at Halles Ste-Claire. ...
  7. Learn at the Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l'Isère. ...
  8. Drink rum at Barberousse.
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