Welcome to Grenoble
Haloed by mountains, France’s self-styled ‘Capital of the Alps’ unites city pleasures and breathtaking nature. Every road leading out of Grenoble brushes a different regional park. The Isère River slices through the city, girding the clifftop Bastille and a ravishing set of riverside museums. On the opposite bank, Grenoble fizzes: a historic quarter lined with cafes and shops, world-class galleries, and an efficient tram system zipping between neighbourhoods both glamorous and gritty.