If you are looking for a European holiday destination full of history, culture and plenty to do when the sun sets, Grenoble in south-eastern France is the ideal place to visit. Known as the “Capital of the Alps” and boasting some of the most picturesque scenery in all of France, Grenoble is becoming increasingly popular with tourists and holidaymakers. Book your flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Grenoble today!
Why you should go
There is plenty to see in Grenoble; if you’re a thrill-seeker, history buff, party animal or anything in between you definitely won’t be short of things to do. If you are looking for a relaxed and cultural experience during your trip to Grenoble, you’re in luck – there are countless historic buildings to see, as well as a whole host of museums and galleries to browse through. One of the most popular with tourists is La Bastille, a mountainside fortress overlooking the entire city – perfect for that picturesque Instagram snap! Access is via the Grenoble-Bastille Cable Car, which goes from the bank of the Isère, offering some of the most tremendous views you can imagine.
If you are on a roll with visiting museums in Grenoble, make sure you don’t miss the Musée de Grenoble, which attracts more than 200,000 visitors per year. It is home to one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art in Europe, as well as Egyptian, Roman and Greek artefacts. However, if you tire of sightseeing and fancy a bite to eat or a few drinks, you won’t have to travel far – Grenoble is famous for its fantastic food and wine selection. Pick any nearby restaurant or café, and you’re sure to enjoy whatever is on offer!
If you are interested in travelling during the winter sports season, approximately 20 ski resorts surround the city, making it an ideal base for those wishing to try their hand at skiing or snowboarding – no matter your level of experience! The activities don’t stop there, and locals regularly get involved with mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and paragliding; so if you prefer to be outdoors, Grenoble is the perfect destination.
When you should go
Grenoble is the perfect destination year-round. Summers are warm and tourists spend their time outside enjoying the weather; winters are cold and crisp, making it perfect for a spot of winter sports. No matter when you choose to go, Grenoble has plenty of things to do and see.
Where you should stay
There is a wonderful mix of places to stay in Grenoble; everything from small and affordable B&Bs to luxurious hotels are on offer. If you are looking for somewhere extra-special to stay, try the Grand Hotel Grenoble Centre or the Chateau & Spa de la Commanderie. Fancy somewhere a little more low-key? Try the B&B Hotel Grenoble Centre Alpexpo or the Ibis Budget Grenoble Sud Seyssins.
During your stay in Grenoble, make sure you check out the following:
- Cathédrale Notre Dame – standing on the site of a 4th Century church is Grenoble’s 13th Century cathedral, Notre Dame, and the ancient diocese of Grenoble-Vienne.
- Le Magasin: Centre National d’Art Contemporain – art lovers, take note! An enormous warehouse made of glass and steel, built by Gustave Eiffel, is now home to one of France’s most famous centres of contemporary art. Many of the innovative exhibitions have been designed specifically for this gallery.
- Ekinoxx – one of the most stylish and popular cocktails bars in Grenoble, both with locals and tourists. If you fancy a drink in a bar with an effortlessly cool French vibe, Ekinoxx is your place.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is currently offering regular flights to the beautiful city of Grenoble (GNB), so don’t miss out - book your flights with us today!
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