Nowhere else in the world is there a reflective sundial of this size, and astronomers from all countries come to Horloge Solaire to study the sundial, which still keeps the time today. In 1673, under Louis the XIV, the Jesuit, Father Bonfa, and his pupils painted frescoes covering 100 square meters of the walls.
You will find this lovely spa just a few minutes from Grenoble where you will experience no stress environment and where you can recharge you batteries. The spa offers Hammam, sauna, swimming pool, jacuzzi with aromatherapy and chromotherapy, fitness room, showers, space rest with tea and fireplace and two massage rooms. Just relax and enjoy.
During the Second World War, Grenoble has been involved in the Resistance. The proximity of the mountains allowed young people to flee in the "maquis" and train themselves to fight their enemies. The Museum of Résistance and Deportation presents this contemporary history. Through objects, movies, and reconstituted scenes, the visitor can have an overview of that time.
Musée de Grenoble holds collections of ancient, modern and contemporary art, from the 13th to the 20th centuries. The museum is smaller than many well-known and respected museums throughout Europe, but it feature an impressive collections of art. Inside you will also find a lovely terrace and restaurant.
Parc Naturel Regional du Vercors is a beautiful natural area where you can discover caves such as La Grotte de la Coranche and La Grotte de la Luir and even small, charming villages. This region also offers beautiful alpine trails through varied landscapes where you can take in the magnificent views. Don´t forget the camera.
This is a museum built on an old church where you can time travel back in time to modern age. Here you can admire prehistoric remains, great paintings from the modern area and origins of the city walls going back to Roman times. One other good thing about this museum is that it offers free entrance.
Take the lift up to this restaurant which is located beside La Bastille, you will be rewarded. The restaurant has a view that extends to Mont Blanc on clear days. The kitchen offers both French and Alpine and the food is prepared with seasonal fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. They are known for its gastronomic cuisine where tradition meets modern.
This restaurant and café can be found at the entrance of Grenoble’s museum. Here you can dine in a great décor with exotic art, antiques and modern furniture. Light meals include Thai prawns, vegetarian lasagna and pies but also serving heavy meat dishes like entrecôte and beef tenderloin.
On the menu you will find a wonderful mix of French and Indian food which all can be enjoyed in an intimate atmosphere. The food is prepared with a creative touch with incredible flavors and beautifully presented. Just sit back and enjoy to be served by the pleasant and extremely efficient staff.
Claimed to be one of the best Indian restaurants in Grenoble where you can try authentic north Indian food. Delicious food, good quality and very friendly crew, what else can you ask for? You should make a reservation as its quite full most of the times which is a good sign.
Lo Zafferano is a simple restaurant offering a nice mix of French and Italian cuisine. From the menu you can choose mouth-watering dishes such as ravioli, stuffed zucchini flowers, mussels, carpaccio and other pasta dishes. This is a small restaurant so you might want to make a reservation.
Most of the decor in this cosy bar is made up of 65 wine barrels. Here you can taste different wines from the region. Patrick, the owner, is happy to share his knowledge of wines. French popular music is played here in a relaxed environment. It is even more relaxed in the back bar.
Come and party every weekend from 23 o'clock to late at night and just have fun with your friends. There are three rooms, the Lounge Area, the Studio 80 and the Purple Room that offers something suitable for every taste. The Purple room offers new dancefloor music, Studio 80 Room provides funk music, disco music and 80's music and the Lounge Area Room is great if you would like to chill out and relax.
A popular destination for many is the Grand Place department store, which is situated just south of the city. It is easy to get there by tram and the department store contains food halls, a variety of clothing chains, a music department and shops selling designer clothes from the largest fashion houses in Paris. You can find clothes chains such as Zara, Jennyfer and Naf Naf here. Twelve restaurants and cafés provide a respite from shopping.
All you chocolate lovers out there if you are in Grenoble then head over to this Chocolaterie where you can discover one of the best chocolate specialties of the region. The owner Christian Bochard has been making chocolate over 50 years, so he knows how to make some really good desserts.
C&A was founded by Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer and dates all the way back to the 17th century. Today it is a widely recognized clothes shops and you can find it in various locations all over the world. This is a good place to go for the latest trends, sustainable fashion, and all at an affordable price
Grenoble Isère Airport is located about 50 kilometres from the city centre. You can reach the city centre by bus, taxi or limousine. The journey takes about 30 minutes. VIP Limousine + 33 476 87 18 15 www.vip-limousine.fr Taxi Gacon +33 4 76 55 90 73 www.taxi-gacon-aeroport-grenoble.com Alp’Bievre Taxis +33 4 74 20 05 66 www.alpbievretaxis.fr Taxi de Saint Hilare De La Côte +33 6 15 15 05 18 www.bievre-taxi-services.com Ben’s Bus offers an airport shuttle between the airport and the city centre during the winter. www.bensbus.co.uk It is 80 kilometres from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport to the centre of Grenoble and it takes about an hour by bus. www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr
TAG handles public transport in Grenoble. There are four tram lines and 25 bus lines. Tickets can be purchased from the driver or the ticket machine. There are several regional buses that run to various ski resorts and villages. If you want to go skiing, you should buy tickets in advance as you then have priority if the bus is full. Bus tickets are sold at the bus station beside the railway station and at the tourist office. www.vfd.fr