In Grenoble there appears to a mountain at the end of every road. Laying among three mountain ranges the Vercours, Belledone, and Chartreuse it is the flattest city in all France, yet perfect for a skiing holiday. The winter Olympics were held here in 1968 with that sporting legacy still active. Grenoble is a city that comes alive at night thanks to the 60,000 students from all over the world that study here making this city party central when it comes to having fun. A great idea for a day out while staying in Grenoble is to take the gondola ride up to the Fort de la Bastille for beautiful views of the city, and on a clear day Europe’s highest mountain Mont Blanc (4810m). After a day of strolling Grenoble’s Napoleonic streets head over to Little Italy in the St. Laurent district for something to eat you will have never seen so many pizzerias in one place.
When to go to Grenoble
Grenoble is a year round destination with the ski season lasting from late November to early April. For summer visitors the best months are from May to September with hot days and cool nights. As a ski destination Grenoble is hard to beat with cheap flights and plenty of Grenoble accommodation available, the city introduced a program called “SkiLigne” which provides transport to 11 resorts. A bus ticket and day pass will cost skiers from 20€ to 37€ depending on the resort. Buses leave the main bus station at 8.am and return from the resorts at 5pm.
How to get to Grenoble
The easiest way to get to Grenoble is to fly into Isere airport, who advertise themselves as the low-cost airport of the Rhone-Alps region. From the airport to you accommodation in Grenoble take the bus to the centre of town the fare is 12.50€ one way or 22€ return with a journey time of 45 minutes. You can also take a taxi from outside the terminal for a fare of 70€.
Where to stay in Grenoble
When it comes to accommodation in Grenoble there are many options to choose from. A good alternative to the traditional hotel is to rent a private apartment in Grenoble for your stay. HouseTrip.com has many to select from, and can make for a huge saving over the price of a hotel room. Booking your own apartment in Grenoble is as easy as six simple clicks.