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Book a cheap holiday to Grenoble with Best4Travel! At the foot of the French Alps, Grenoble is an important historical, cultural, and scientific centre in the south east of France. The town's proximity to the Chamrousse, Les Deux Alpes and Villard-de-Lans ski resorts has earned it the nickname ‘Capital of the Alps’
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A trip to Bastille is often the top suggestion for things to do in Grenoble, for sometimes no reason other than to experience the Grenoble-Bastille cable car! The cable cars are known to the locals as ‘les bulles’ (the bubbles) for their circular shape, and they offer an unparalleled, panoramic view of the city below.
La Bastille is not to be confused with the former Bastille prison in Paris, which was famously destroyed during the French Revolution. This Bastille is actually a series of ancient fortifications on top of Grenoble’s surrounding Chartreuse mountain range.
At the top of the hill your will find two restaurants, the Bastille Arts Centre, and the highly regarded Musée des Troupes de Montagne.
In the heart of Grenoble, the Palace of the Parliament of Dauphiné is a striking reminder of the town’s impressive Renaissance period. The palace was built in 1500, and would house the parliament of Dauphiné until its dissolution during the French Revolution (1789-1799).
Following this, the palace was used as the main courthouse of Grenoble until 2002. The building now belongs to the Isère Council, and is currently under renovation, though a tour of the palace can b organised by the Grenoble visitor centre.
The Museum of Grenoble holds a special place in the history of art in France, as it was the first museum in the country to accept modern art into its collection! Today, this collection includes work by Rubens, Renoir, Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Joan Miró and Andy Warhol.
As the most popular museum in Grenoble, the museum receives over 200,000 visitors every year. Its doors are open everyday except Tuesdays, and offers free admission to those under 18 and a reduced fee for large families and the elderly.
Part of the fun in visiting a new city is discovering the local cuisine for yourself, however it can often be difficult to know where to start! To help set you off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of the top rated restaurants in and around Grenoble, divided by price to cater for all budget types.
With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from Alpes–Isère Airport straight to your accommodation!
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