Things to see and do - Grenoble
Unmissable tourist sites
Grenoble Travel guide
Grenoble : Michelin's recommendations
Grenoble, capital of the French Alps, is a large modern city very much on the up. The location of the town is exceptional; to the north are the cliffs of Néron and St-Eynard, to the West the escarpments of Vercors, to the East is the spectacular silhouette of the Belledonne mountain chain. Traditionally an intellectual city, the birthplace of Stendhal, it took on the appearance of modernity at the time of the Winter Olympics in 1968 which added to its reputation as an avant-garde town.
Tourist attractions Grenoble : Things to see and do
5 place Lavalette F - 38000 Grenoble
This soberly designed building is home to one of France's most prestigious museums, which houses exhibits from centuries past as well as modern art. The French and Spanish schools are well represented, with works by Philippe de Champaigne and canvase..
F - 38000 Grenoble
Rising above Grenoble like a fortress, the Vercors became the largest natural park in the northern Alps in 1970. It is reached by narrow gorges such as the gorges of Engins, Grands Goulets or La Bourne. The high, open plateaux are covered with forest..
2 rue Très-Cloîtres F - 38000 Grenoble
Shut away behind high outer walls, Grenoble's former archbishop's palace, the oldest parts of which date back to the 13C, houses the Museum of the Former Bishopric, which makes for an interesting tour. Conceived as a centre documenting the local heri..
22 Place Grenette F - 38000 Grenoble
Hôtel de l'Europe Grenoble hyper-centre is located in the heart of Grenoble, within the oldest hotel in the city. The 17th-century building offers modern rooms with a fitness centre and sauna. Each soundproofed guest room is equipped with a flat-sc..
5 rue de la Republique F - 38000 Grenoble
The 4-star Le Grand Hôtel is located in the Grenoble City Centre, 10 metres from Place Grenette. The elegant guest rooms are soundproofed, air-conditioned and some offer a balcony. Valet parking is available on site. The guest rooms have a private b..
25 Avenue Felix Viallet F - 38000 GRENOBLE
"Breakfast and unlimited Wi-Fi are included in all prices at the ibis Styles Grenoble Centre Gare hotel. The hotel is ideally located 383 yards (350 m) from the train station and 547 yards (500 m) from the city center. The hotel has 54 air-condi..
6 place de Lavalette F - 38000 Grenoble
This place takes its name from a wine named as such by Baudelaire when he stayed at Moulis en Médoc (his poems are printed on the walls). There are delicious traditional Dauphiné specialities on the menu.
1 rue Général-Beylie F - 38000 Grenoble
At lunchtime, under the same roof as his gourmet restaurant, Le Fantin Latour, Stéphane Froidevaux plays a different hand: here the emphasis is on conviviality. You will be treated to all the chef's passion for good ingredients and originality, chann..
1 rue du Général-Beyle F - 38000 Grenoble
This fine 19C townhouse, formerly the Musée Fantin Latour, makes for a fairy-tale setting. There is plenty of character in the food too with its complex associations of flavours, vegetables and vivid colours. The chef makes the food into a real spect..
7 rue Montorge F - 38000 Grenoble
The house keeps the memory of its most famous guest, Napoleon Bonaparte, alive with a somewhat theatrical Empire decor. But there is not a trace of nostalgia in the food. The young chef follows his inspiration and plays with textures, the flavours ar..
14 rue Fantin-Latour F - 38000 Grenoble
In the prefecture neighbourhood, this restaurant is the brainchild of two young cooks who met at Grenoble's hotel school. Their menu includes a creative and unpredictable surprise menu. The cooking is competently executed and the flavours are present..
14 rue Fantin-Latour F - 38000 Grenoble
The bistro part of Zdank is also worth trying out. Find a convivial and down-to-earth atmosphere, simple but tasty market dishes (sea bream carpaccio with crunchy vegetables, chicken supreme and new potatoes with thyme), and a nice selection of regio..
16 rue Condorcet F - 38000 Grenoble
Gillio is located in a shopping area in the city centre and its kitchen is presided over by a discreet young chef, originally from the Grésivaudan valley. His cooking, based on fresh ingredients sourced directly from the market, is beautifully simple..