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Welcome to Grenoble, the Capital of the Alps! Grenoble is situated at the foot of the French Alps in southeastern France, and is home to more than 150,000 people. The city is located where the rivers Isère and Drac converge, and is a popular skiing destination, having hosted the 1968 Winter Olympics. Historically Greoble was famous for the manufacture of gloves, while more recently it is a centre for science and technology.
GETTING TO GRENOBLE
Grenoble–Isère Airport (GNB) is located 25 miles north-west of the city centre, with limited European flights. There are regular shuttle buses from the airport into the city centre. (TIP: another option is to fly to either Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) or Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), and connect with Grenoble by train.) If you are travelling by train, Gare de Grenoble is located in the city centre and is serviced by the TGV train service.
GETTING AROUND GRENOBLE
Public transport in Grenoble is excellent and consists of a bus network and four tram lines. The bus network operates within the city centre and surrounding suburbs. The four tram lines operate within the city and run throughout the day until 1am. All public transport is clean and reliable and tickets are inexpensive. Grenoble also operates the Métrovélo bike service, which is a bike hire system with hundreds of bike stations throughout the city.
STAYING IN GRENOBLE
For short term accommodation, use one of the city's excellent hostels. For longer term student accommodation, check out our dedicated section for student accommodation in Grenoble.
EATING OUT IN GRENOBLE
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GOING OUT IN GRENOBLE
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THINGS TO DO IN GRENOBLE
There is plenty to see and do in Grenoble. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from La Bastille fortress, visit the Cathedral or the Abbaye De Saint Chef, one of the most famous abbeys in France. If you are a sports fan, there is football and rugby at the Stade des Alpes, while for the more energetic, the Alps is on your doorstep. If you fancy going for a stroll, there are plenty of great walks, or why not cycle along the banks of one of the city's two rivers. We highly recommend taking a Grenoble-Bastille Cable car ride.
SHOPPING IN GRENOBLE
Grenoble offers a very good range of shopping. The two shopping areas in the city centre are in and around the streets of Place Victor Hugo and Grand Place. Grenoble also has a number of interesting and fun local street markets, including the Marché Ste-Claire.
STUDYING IN GRENOBLE
Grenoble is home to the Université of Grenoble which consists of 4 schools. For more info. on studying here, please visit the university section of the website.
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