18 Best Grenoble Tourist Spots And Things to do in Grenoble (Travel Guide)

Last updated on October 23rd, 2020 at 01:04 pm

Things to do in Grenoble, Grenoble Tourist Spots

There are many things to do in Grenoble. It will not one of the most touristic places in France like Paris and Nice. But we will write all Grenoble tourist spots from walking around the city and the Bastille to day trips that you can visit in the countryside in Grenoble. Keep reading below our Grenoble travel guide.

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GRENOBLE TRAVEL GUIDE

HOW TO GET TO GRENOBLE

There are daily buses and trains going to Grenoble from main of the places around. I went during my road trip from Montpellier to Grenoble and it was around 3 hours driving. If you want to drive from North Spain will be around 6-7 hours driving depending where you are coming from.

BEST TIME TO VISIT GRENOBLE

Grenoble is a city that you can visit the whole year. In winter will be the best time for visiting Grenoble if you are looking for Ski Resorts and similar activities.

While the weather during fall is still warm and dry, temperatures and room rates have dropped considerably compared to the peak season. So, the best time to visit Grenoble is actually from September to November.

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DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN GRENOBLE

Things to do in Grenoble, Grenoble Tourist Spots

There are many ways to explore Grenoble. You can go walking around Grenoble or getting public transportation for around 2€ a single bus ticket. You can go by bicycle too and electric scooter.

There are meals in Grenoble at local restaurants for as low as €10-15. Those who want to eat something a bit fancier can have a meal at a mid-range restaurant for around €20-40 or even less if you have someone to split the bill with. Dinner at a top restaurant in Grenoble can go for €70-150.

There are all sorts of accommodations in Grenoble. From hostels and B&Bs to apartments and hotels, you’re sure to find one that fits your budget. For example, staying at a hostel or booking a dorm bed goes for around €25-35. A room at a mid-range hotel or a nice apartment can cost around €50-150.

Luxury hotels in Grenoble can charge €200 and higher. If you want to stay somewhere comfortable and safe minus the cost, you can always try AirBnB in Grenoble. There are entire apartments that go for as low as €25. We think that’s especially lucky because you can click here to get €25 off your first booking with AirBnB!

Click here to book your accommodation in Grenoble with Agoda and Booking.

THINGS TO DO IN GRENOBLE AND GRENOBLE TOURIST SPOTS

1. Fort de la Bastille

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Things to do in Grenoble, Grenoble Tourist Spots, Fort de la Bastille
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Fort de la Bastille is one of the most interesting Grenoble tourist spots. You can get there hiking around 1 hour going up and little bit less going down. You will get amazing views and the hike isn’t really difficult. If you decide going by cable car Fort de la Bastille rates for the cable car are: round trip, 8,60€ and one way, 5,80€.

2. Walking around Vieille Ville (Old Town)

Things to do in Grenoble, Grenoble Tourist Spots, Vieille Ville (Old Town)

Walking around Vieille Ville (Old Town) is one of the best things to do in Grenoble. It’s quiet and there are parks, shops and bars to spend your time around.

3. Take a Cable Car in Grenoble

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Take a cable car to la Bastille from Grenoble and enjoying the views is one of the best things to do in Grenoble. It’s a short ride that you can skip.

4. Plaza Victor Hugo

Things to do in Grenoble, Grenoble Tourist Spots, Plaza Victor Hugo

Plaza Victor Hugo is a perfect place to relax and walk around in city center in Grenoble. You will always find people around during the day and night time. There are a few shops and bars in the area.

5. Jardin de Ville

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Image from Grenoble Tourisme

Jardin de Ville is a public park close to the base station of Le téléphérique and the Isère River. Jardin de Ville was opened in 1719 and was built by The Duke of Lesdiguières. For sure one of the things to do in Grenoble.

6. Palais du Parlement

Things to do in Grenoble, Grenoble Tourist Spots, Palais du Parlement
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Palais du Parlement is a great in the list of Grenoble tourist spots to take pictures and it complements the mountains perfectly.

7. Place de Gordes

Things to do in Grenoble, Grenoble Tourist Spots, Place de Gordes
Grenoble Tourisme

Place de Gordes is one of Grenoble tourist spots that you can’t miss around. You will find bars and restaurants and it will be always busy.

8. Cathédrale Notre-Dame

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Grenoble was built in the 13th century. Cathédrale Notre-Dame is a Roman Catholic churc and it is the seat of the Bishop of Grenoble.

9. Saint André Church

Things to do in Grenoble, Grenoble Tourist Spots, Saint André Church
Image from Sandeep Jana Photography

Saint André Church is one of the main Grenoble tourist spots with the Bell Tower of 56 meters high. The Bell Tower was completed in 13th Century.

10. Parc Paul Mistral

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Visiting Things to do in Grenoble, Grenoble Tourist Spots, Parc Paul Mistral is one of the best things to do in Grenoble. Especially in the afternoon and night time you will see many people around walking, playing or just relaxing around.

11. Musée de l’Ancien Évêché

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Image from Grenoble Tourisme

Musée de l’Ancien Évêché is dedicated to the Isère heritage through the history of its Bishop’s palace. Musée de l’Ancien Évêché was inaugurated in 1998. Musée de l’Ancien Évêché has no entrance fee.

12. Musée de Grenoble

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Image from Grenoble Tourisme

Musée de Grenoble is a municipal museum of Fine Arts and antiquities located on the left bank of the Isère River and it’s popular because of ancient art collections and contemporary art. Musée de Grenoble entrance fee is 8€ for adults.

13. Musée Archéologique Saint-Laurent

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Musée Archéologique Saint-Laurent with ruins from 4th to 19th century is located outside Grenoble city center. You will find well preserved ones. Musée Archéologique Saint-Laurent has no entrance fee.

14. Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l’Isère

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Image from Isère Tourisme

Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l’Isère is about the resistance in Grenoble fighters during the War with pictures and in multiple languages. Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l’Isère has no entrance fee.

More Things to do in Grenoble And Grenoble Tourist Spots

Road Trips from Grenoble

15. Chambery

Chambery is a small town with beautiful views to the mountain just one hour driving from Grenoble. You can also relax in the lake outside the city for a swim. If you like bicycle there are many routes and paths between Grenoble and Chambery.

16. Annecy

Annecy is one of the best road trips from Grenoble. It will take 2 hours driving and the town has many things to do like enjoying bars and restaurants, cruising with a boat or relaxing around the lake. A perfect stop before going to Switzerland.

17. Domaine de Vizille

Image from Isere Tourisme

Domaine de Vizille is one of the most popular road trips from Grenoble. The Château de Vizille is a castle near Grenoble and one of the most prestigious and important castles of the Dauphiné Region from 14th century.

18. Parc Naturel Régional de Chartreuse

Image from Easy Voyage

Parc Naturel Régional de Chartreuse is one of the best road trips from Grenoble if you like the mountains. Parc Naturel Régional de Chartreuse is part of the French Prealps.

WHERE TO STAY IN GRENOBLE

There are all sorts of accommodations in Grenoble. From hostels and B&Bs to apartments and hotels, you’re sure to find one that fits your budget. For example, staying at a hostel or booking a dorm bed goes for around €25-35. A room at a mid-range hotel or a nice apartment can cost around €50-150.

Luxury hotels in Grenoble can charge €200 and higher. If you want to stay somewhere comfortable and safe minus the cost, you can always try AirBnB in Grenoble. There are entire apartments that go for as low as €25. We think that’s especially lucky because you can click here to get €25 off your first booking with AirBnB!

Click here to book your accommodation in Grenoble with Agoda and Booking.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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