Grenoble refers to a city which lies at the foothills of the French Alps. It is at this location that the River Drac converges with the Isere. The city of Grenoble also doubles up as the capital of the Isere department. It has a rich history that spans for over two thousands. The city is a renowned scientific centre in Europe. Some of the cities that lie in close proximity with the city of Grenoble include Isere, Drome, Savoie, Lyon and Ardeche.
There are a number of attractions in the city of Grenoble. One of these attractions is the Col du Galibier refers to one of the highest mountains passes in the country. It features among other things a chair-lift ride or hike to the a viewing platform that is at an height of over two thousand meters above sea level form where one is able to have picturesque, unadulterated views of the surroundings. The other attraction is the Route Napoléon which affords one scenic drives that takes visitors through the mountainous countryside to the idyllic lakes of Laffrey. The other attraction is Gap which refers to a favorite heath resort that is set in the beautiful countryside with the Alps providing the perfect backdrop. To get to these attractions, you need to rent a car in Grenoble.
There are a number of museums that are a must visit in the city of Grenoble. One of the most important among these museums is the Musée des Beaux-Arts. Other attractions that are worth visiting include attractions like the Palais de Justice which refers to the Law courts that date back to the fifteen to sixteenth century. They feature an exquisite Early Renaissance façade. The Chambre de la Cour des Comptes boasts of very beautifully carved paneling that dates back to the first quarter of the sixteenth century. To get to these attractions you need to hire a car in Grenoble.
The Center of Contemporary Art is hosted under the auspices of the Industrial building that dates to the year 1900. The center hosts occasional exhibits and is also known to offer training to young artists. The Fort de la Bastille refers to a fort that was originally used as a prison but is now used to showcase old motor cycles and motor cars. Below the Fort is the Church of St. Laurent which dates back to the eleventh century but it was to undergo restoration in the sixteenth and seventh centuries. To get to this attraction, you need car rental in Grenoble.
There are a number of other attractions that are a must visit in Grenoble. One such attraction is the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. Other attractions include Parks and Gardens, Place Grenette, Sassenage Tunnels, St André, Tour Perret and much more.
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