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Grenoble...The heart of the Alps

Grenoble, at the heart of the Rhone-Alps region in southeast France, is in the Isère department and holds a strategic position as the crossroads between northern and southern Europe.

157 900 people live in the city and 425 650 live in the greater Grenoble area (34 cities).

The city is surrounded by three mountain chains : Chartreuse, Vercors and Belledonne.

February is the best time for skiing :


By plane


By train

Several daily connections with Europe's big cities :

  • Grenoble-Paris : 7 direct TGV high speed trains, in 3 hours
  • Grenoble-Lille-Bruxelles : 1 TGV high speed train per week, in 5.5 hours
  • Grenoble-Paris-Koln : 4 TGV high speed trains per day, in 8 hours
  • Grenoble-Turin-Milan : 3 round trips per day

Web site for Transport Reservation :


By road

A crossroads, Grenoble is particularly easy to access. Arrival by motorways A48 (Lyon, Valence), A41 (Chamery, Annecy), and A51 (Marseille).


Some tourist links


Grenoble Tourism:
The capital of the French Alps has a rich heritage and has often played a key role in French history. It has developed an ambitious policy in the arts and is more than ever committed to developing high quality city attractions for tourism. The art museum, Musée de Grenoble, which exhibits over 1 500 modern and contemporary works, the Cargo arts centre, an international centre for creation, and the bishops palace and cathedral, a symbol of rediscovered heritage, are fine examples of Grenoble rich cultural life. For those who prefer nature, it is easy to have a journey with the mountain train, a ramble in the mountains around Grenoble or even guided hikes in high mountain. A very active student life ensures a lots of pleasant places to have a drink by night.

Grenoble Tourist Office's website


Hotel central booking agency


Ski information

Transport and skipass booking for most of the ski resorts around Grenoble Skiligne

Ski resorts