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Grenoble

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Capital of the Alps
At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes. Due to the proximity of the mountains and the city's size, locals have lovingly coined the phrase "Capital of the Alps" to describe their city surrounded by three mountain chains: the Vercors, Chartreuse, and Belledonne.

Despite its mountainous surroundings, Grenoble itself is one of the flattest cities in Europe, so cycling is an easy way of getting around. Métrovélo rents bicycles at many kiosks around town, and four comfortable tramlines cross the town, with fast service every several minutes. The cable car is the easiest way to see the town from above, and the trip in the plastic bubbles is impressive. At the summit 260 m (853 ft) above the town, you can explore the fortifications, have a meal or light refreshment, follow winding paths further up the mountainside, or simply enjoy the view. Several high-speed trains (TGV) from SNCF link Paris to Grenoble directly every day. Plan the details of your Grenoble holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use France travel route builder site.
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Popular things to do in Grenoble

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Art Museum
Musee de Grenoble
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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History Museum
Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Musee Dauphinois
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Grenoble

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Water Body
Lake Annecy Annecy
4.8
Duration: 3h 30 min
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Ski Area
Les 2 Alpes Les Deux-Alpes
3.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Architectural Building
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval Hauterives
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Safari
Safari de Peaugres Peaugres
4.3
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Grenoble

Historic Site
Horloge Solaire
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Musee des Troupes de Montagne
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ski Area
Station de ski du col d'Ornon Ornon
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Specialty Museum
Musee de l'Ancien Eveche
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Grenoble

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History Museum
Archaeological Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Arhome Musee Privee de l'Innovation Industrielle
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Couvent Sainte-Cecile
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Grenoble

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Church
Eglise Saint-Jean
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Ancien palais du Parlement de Dauphine
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Collegiale Saint Andre
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Tours in Grenoble

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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Climbing Tour
Canyon'In
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Parasailing / Paragliding
Parasailing & Paragliding
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
La Vieille Ville Annecy
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Lac du Bourget Aix-les-Bains
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

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