Grenoble’s environmental, cultural, historic, scientific, and industrial attractiveness have made it a reference in the world of business tourism. It is also thanks to strong traditions of innovation and exchange. The city hosted nearly 3,500 events in 2012, including approximately 40 conventions.
The greater Grenoble area is located at the heart of four mountain chains —Vercors, Belledonne, Chartreuse, and Oisans—all of which can be reached by foot, by cable car, or by public transport right from the city center. Year round, the nearby mountains offer visitorsand locals alike an infinite choice of athletic and relaxing activities. What’s more, with over 330 hectares of parks (191 of which are designated nature zones of particular plant, animal, and ecological interest), the city also has a green heart!
Grenoble boasts nearly 30 museums, a dozen of which are in the old city center including the Old Bishop’s Palace museum, and the archeological museum. The famous Grenoble Art Museum was created in 1798 and is considered one of Europe’s finest. Its remarkable collections of ancient, modern, and contemporary art have been housed in the present site since 1994. Grenoble’s cultural life is also alive and well, marked by various events and nearly 50 festivals. The Grenoble area also boasts exceptional heritage sites like the Bastille, the chateau of Vizille, and the Grande Chartreuse monastery. As far as fine food goes, a stay in Grenoble also offers the opportunity to discover the creativity of local chefs spoiled by the quality and choice of local ingredients. With 450 fine, traditional, or reception restaurants, this area is buzzing with good places to eat. Famous local specialties like Dauphinois potato gratin, ravioles pasta, murçon sausage, and caillette paté are given center stage by inspired chefs who have made our cuisine famous.
For more information, the Grenoble Tourist Office is a good start.
Not far away from Grenoble and accessible with public transportation, you can also visit the following: