Travel guide - Grenoble
Former capital of the Dauphine, Grenoble occupies a strategic position at the crossroads of Europe. Just 80 kilometres from Italy Grenoble sits at the confluence of the Isère and the Drac rivers, at the heart of the French Alps.
To visit Grenoble is to stroll its streets and squares which are steeped in history. Make your way to the Place de Verdun where you will find an architectural jewel: the
Follow this with a visit to the
Discover Grenoble from above: take the
Grenoble is an ideal base for skiing, and even hosted the 1968 winter Olympic Games. A few kilometres away, you can explore the pistes of Chambéry and Alpe-d'Huez with the family. The protected space of the Ecrins National Park, created thanks to the region's keen climbers is equally worth discovering.
The mountainous topography makes the area an ideal destination for those who love outdoor sports. The
A former industrial city, Grenoble is now one of the major players on the region's cultural scene. Festivals such as
Grenoble also offers the opportunity to discover other genres of film, with the
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