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Sightseeing in Grenoble - what to see. Complete travel guide

Grenoble is an ancient town which history started around two thousand years ago. This is the main city of Dauphiné historic region and the administrative center of Isere department. The population of Grenoble estimates 151 thousand of people and around 400 thousand of people together with suburbs. Grenoble steadily developed from a small settlement named Cularo into an amazing city with rich cultural and historical heritage. Here are developed such industries as chemical and paper, machinery building and light industry. There is also a center of nuclear research in Grenoble.
Saint-Clair market is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Grenoble. Local residents come here for groceries. Some of its shopping arcades are located in a historic building, … Open
Grenoble traditionally amazes its visitors with the contrast of architectural buildings and mountains that grandiosely tower above the city. In Grenoble you can visit twelve museums that offer exhibitions devoted to traditional and modern art, modern, archeology, ethnology, science and electronics, antique goods and so on. The main sights of the city are San Loran Crypt, Notre Dame Cathedral, the museum of Stendhal, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Center of Winter Sports. During your walk on cozy streets of Grenoble you can find multiple antique shops and souvenir outlets.
The city has many interesting museums. One of the most visited remains the Archaeological Museum. For more than a hundred years in the vicinity of the city, several large archaeological areas have been developed. During this time, researchers have discovered many unique artifacts, which are represented in this museum. Anyone can visit this cultural center as the entrance to it is free. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Fans of culinary delights will be definitely pleased with restaurants of Grenoble. The city is home to a large number of luxurious dining facilities that offer their guests a wide range of … Open
For connoisseurs of art of past centuries, it will be interesting to visit the Museum of Grenoble, which presents priceless masterpieces by Matisse, Canaletto, Picasso, Rubens and other world-famous painters. In addition to beautiful paintings in this museum, a very interesting collection of artifacts devoted to the history and culture of Ancient Egypt is collected.
In the vicinity of the city lies the legendary Fort Bastille. The path to this ancient fort itself will be an unforgettable adventure. It is located on the top of a hill where tourists are picked up by a funicular. From its transparent cockpit, there is a splendid view of the city. At the top of the hill you can admire the ancient fortifications built of a huge stone, and also visit several excellent viewing platforms.
Grenoble is known firstly as a student city, secondly as a place where a scientific site with a nuclear reactor is located, and thirdly as the hometown of Stendhal, and, of course, as the … Open
An interesting landmark is the ancient St. Roch Cemetery, which was founded and consecrated in the early 19th century. Many outstanding cultural figures and political leaders are buried in this cemetery. The place where the cemetery is located is very symbolic; in the 15th century the first chapel was built here. By the beginning of the 19th century, it was almost completely destroyed. In its place, a new luxurious chapel of St. Roch which can be admired now was built.
Grenoble - Telepherique One of the favorite entertainments for tourists is walks on the La Mure Railway, which runs on the railway of the same name. The train goes through incredibly beautiful places and overcomes 18 tunnels. While walking, the chic panoramic views of the Drac River and the dam can be admired. In 2010, the railway was damaged by a strong landslide. However, in a few years it was restored.
Grenoble cherishes the legacy of past centuries. The territory of the city is home to a huge amount of historical and architectural monuments. You will find Premol Tower not far away from … Open
Vacationers with children should definitely look into the Museum of Natural History. It is famous for its rich collection of minerals worldwide. Also, in this museum are exhibits that introduce visitors to the rich world of alpine nature. Small visitors will like the aquarium located in the museum.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Grenoble and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Grenoble
♥   Shopping area ' Rue de Bonne' Grenoble, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Rue Félix Poulat' Grenoble, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Place Grenette' Grenoble, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Grande Rue' Grenoble, 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Grenoble
♥   Castle 'Château de Clermont' Isère, 28.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Fayet' Isère, 34.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de La Sône' Isère, 34.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Arthaudière' Isère, 35.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Bayard' Isère, 37.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Grenoble
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Chartreuse' , 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vercors' , 38.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Massif des Bauges' , 66.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Baronnies provençales' , 90.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Pilat' , 92.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Grenoble and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Grenoble' Grenoble, 3.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Grenoble from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Le Palais Ideal

From the series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
After completion of the palace building, Cheval organized the excursions. He spent most of the money earned on building the mausoleum. Later it became the crypt of the humble Briefträger, which became known world-wide thanks to its strange and bold dream. Although the palace looks very brittle from the outside, it can be used as a residence. Its interior is made of stone and small shells. In some rooms, even the whimsical chandeliers were preserved from small shells made by the palace owner. … Read further

La Grave Resort

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
The entertainment infrastructure of the resort is not so well developed. In La Grave, there are no nightclubs or restaurants open until the late night. The local conditions for the sports entertainment are simply excellent. La Grave will please the mountaineers and even the divers who can enjoy the ice diving on Lake Besson. The health resort is also interesting from a historical point of view. Some of its alleyways have retained the unchanging appearance for several years. … Read further
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