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Grenoble, capital of the Alps

In the heart of Alps region is Grenoble, a town with an exceptional natural environment. Grenoble has a rich cultural diversity and heritage. It is also a vibrant, modern city open to the world.
Grenoble can be easily visited by foot, bicycle or tram. For those who love sports, there are several activities which can be done: skiing, golf, mountain biking, cycling, and much more. There are 15 museums to explore including the Museum of Grenoble, one of the most prestigious art museums in Europe, and the Dauphinois Museum. Take the cable car ride to Fort de la Bastille and discover a breathtaking view of Grenoble and the surrounding mountains.

About France

Among the monuments and heritage to discover, do not miss: The Gallo-Roman from the late third century. Several noble mansions including L’Hôtel Coupier de Maille and the Hotel d’Ornacieux. Don’t miss the former palace of Parliament of Dauphiné and its beautiful facades fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; the two most important medieval churches of Grenoble, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Church of Saint Andrew, both built in the thirteenth century; the ancient squares and picturesque square of Gordes, Notre-Dame, Saint-André, in the heart of Grenoble historic centre; and the Bastille, a vast fortified complex overlooking Grenoble, directly accessible by a cable car.

Grenoble specialties are numerous: the gratin, Saint-Marcellin, the Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage (AOC), the Walnuts (AOC), the Chartreuse yellow or green, aged in the largest cave in the world. You can find these specialities in the menus offered by restaurants and caterers in the Grenoble region.

Grenoble has a good range of shopping addresses. Exclusive shops mingle with artists’ studios and alternative clothes designers. At the centre of the shopping district is a Galeries Lafayette outlet. In the city centre, you will find bookshops. The Grand Place department store, located just south of the city and easily reachable by tram has a variety of clothing such as Zara, Jennyfer and Naf Naf here.

Office de tourisme de Grenoble
14, rue de la République, 38019 Grenoble.
Tel: + 33 (0)4 76 42 41 41

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Grenoble can be found.

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    TGV speed !! | Einar o. | 2015/08/04
    "As a foreigner and first time TGV passenger, it was hard for me to find the correct coach. Better coach signage or help on the platform would be appreciated. "

  • Good | . | 2015/06/26
    "Had to rush to get on board this train - only 5 minutes to get from one station platform to the connecting train platform but journey itself was problem free "

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    holiday | Christopher k. | 2015/06/14
    "Australians in France to holiday and see our son living in Grenoble, The TGV trip to Grenoble was excellent and we were impressed by the French hospitality acroos France (Paris,Grenoble,Montpellier,Nimes, Caen, Paris) "

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    from the alps to airport | Richard a. | 2015/01/29
    "tis was the 1st of our legs to Charles De Gauille airport , easy and smooth trip change and then into airport easier than going into paris then out again "

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    Train travel | Kym a. | 2014/10/10
    "Trains in France are always clean and comfortable. Good instructions for ticket selection make it relatively easy. Pleasant quiet journey. "

  • Review of rail travel | . | 2014/01/28
    "We had booked the first class tickets as we were lead to believe there were chargers on the train however there were not any. To us there was no difference between first and second class. "

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    Relaxing was to travel | Michelle w. | 2013/08/04
    "The train and facilities were excellent. We had a very relaxed and enjoyable ride. Printing the tickets at the station was very easy as well. "

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    Not clear | David h. | 2013/08/02
    "Having arived at Paris CDG airport and finding the TGV I found trying to find the apropreat carrage to get on very difficult. It is a long train and I had a 1st class ticket. the train had no obvious sinage as to which carrage and where luggage should go. With a large bike bag and short time frames it was very frustrating. I almost missed the train and had to throw the bag on board and hope for the best. "

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    To Grenoble in Comfort. | Ken s. | 2013/06/06
    "My wife and I recently travelled to Grenoble on the TGV for the first time as overseas visitors. We were very impressed with the overall experience. Once the Gare Paris Lyon is located and understood, everything pretty much falls into place. Plenty of room for luggage, friendly staff and decent seating arrangements are very welcoming. The bar carriage was very reasonable and well stocked. The train even arrived at it's destination dead on time. A very good way to get around the country on a budget and in quick time. "