Welcome to Grenoble
Grenoble is a city in southern France, sometimes known as the Capital of the Alps due to the nearby mountains, famous for cutting-edge industry, and innovative university and research facilities.
Accommodation in Grenoble is representative of the standards of hoteliers in France, with good food and wine at the heart of those hotels in Grenoble with restaurants. This is a busy, commercial, and science-leaning city, but the many students and winter sports enthusiasts do moderate the atmosphere.
Top Things about Grenoble
The Bastilles is a system of ancient fortifications overlooking the city from its mountainside location and reached by cable car known as "Les Bulles" after the egg-shaped carriages.
Parc Naturel Regional du Vercors, about 50 miles by road but 29 miles on foot, includes caves used by the Resistance, is a pot-holer's Mecca.
Grenoble enjoys an Appellation Controlee to protect the famous walnut crop.
The Great Outdoors
The proximity of the mountains surrounding Grenoble is the main reason tourists come to the city. The Winter Olympics of 1968 drove development of some twenty skiing and winter sports facilities within easy striking distance of the city, including Le Sappey-en-Chartreuse, which is only 15 minutes drive away. During the rest of the year, these same mountains provide the terrain for hiking, cycling, and other off-road pursuits. Road cycling is also reinvigorated by regular visits of the Tour de France.
Cheap hotels in Grenoble, for the tourist with a family, are found around the city, although there is something of a concentration nearby the railway station, liberally sprinkled among the more expensive and business orientated establishments of all shapes and sizes. The usual chains are represented, providing accommodation at reasonable rates, as well as family run Grenoble hotels with a distinctly French personal touch.
Getting around by car
Grenoble-Isere Airport to Grenoble: 33 min (44 km) via A48
Geneva Airport to Grenoble: 1 h 37 min (145 km) via A41
Paris to Grenoble: 5 h 33 min (575 km) via A6
Lyon to Grenoble : 1 h 16 min (111 km) via A43 and A48
Accommodation, driving and car rental
At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.
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59 Boulevard Gambetta
2 Rue Gabriel Peri
29 Rue Pierre Sémard
5, place Victor Hugo
22, Rue Thiers
116 Cours de la Libération
8 Place de la Gare
236 Cours De La Libération
12 Rue De Palanka
41, rue Maurice Dodéro
12 Boulevard Maréchal Joffre
11, Rue Général Mangin
7 Place Robert Schuman
58 Rue Félix Escanglon
3 Rue Pierre Arthaud