Known by many as the capital of Alps, Grenoble is a vibrant city, in a stunning landscape. If you're into skiing, snowboarding or hiking, it's the perfect place for a winter getaway. The city itself also has a fascinating history and vibrant cultural scene, with lots to take in. Read on for our top recommendations for activities, as well as what to see in Grenoble!
Grenoble - the city in the mountains
Grenoble is surrounded by mountains and not far from many of the region's most famous ski resorts. Villard-de-Lans, Chamrouse and Les Sept-Laux are only a short drive away. If you prefer to stay on your feet, there's superb hiking in Grenoble, too. For example, the Vercors Regional Natural Park presents you with an extensive limestone plateau to explore, with mysterious caves and forests.
You can also walk around the serene waters of Monteynard Lake. If you prefer two wheels, it's well set up for mountain biking. For those who are willing to get wet, there's windsurfing or kitesurfing, too. Finally, don't forget Grenoble's cable cars. They were the first urban cable car in France, and offer you panoramic views of the city and the mountains.
Other attractions in Grenoble
It's not just about nature, though. Due to its history and culture, there are many things to do in Grenoble itself. For architecture lovers, there's the Old Bishop's Palace or the Fort de la Bastille with its stunning views over the city. To relax, you can sip a coffee in La Table Ronde, a famous café dating back to 1739. Of course, there are also numerous concert halls, theatres and fine restaurants to fill your evenings.
Where to stay in Grenoble
If you want a hotel in Grenoble, we have some excellent tips. The Originals Residence, Kosy Appart'Hotels Grenoble Les Cedres is a comfortable and fully furnished apartment hotel, right in the heart of the city.
You might also try The Originals Boutique, Hotel Les Trois Roses, Grenoble Meylan. This four-star hotel will intrigue you with its unusual architecture and design. With its extensively kitted out fitness room, it makes for an excellent Grenoble wellness environment. Meanwhile, The Originals City, Hotel Villancourt, Grenoble Sud is a perfect base for skiing trips. Many of its rooms have private terraces.
Grenoble is a magnificent city in a magnificent location. We're sure you'll have a great time, whichever hotel you book!
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Hotel Villancourt, Grenoble South
98, cours Saint André, 38800 Le Pont-de-Claix
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