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TELEPHERIQUE DE GRENOBLE BASTILLE

Grenoble > QUAI STEPHANE JAY
Take the bubbles up to one of the most stunning views of the Alps. At the summit, there are an interpretation path, fortifications, art center, Mountain Troops museum, restaurant, and souvenir shop.

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LOGIS INSTITUT HOTEL

Grenoble > 10, rue Barbillon.
Located near the Grenoble train station and the convention center, where Christian and Florence extend a warm welcome to you. The tram allows you to get around the city easily all the while benefitting from the comfort of a Logis de France establishment.

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Hôtel de l'Europe

Grenoble > 22 place Grenette
Modern Conforts with Old-Fashioned Charm...all at the heart of Grenoble. Located in a building dating from the 17th century, this hotel, the oldest in Grenoble, sits on the city's central square, in the middle of the pedestrian zones.

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Musée de Grenoble

Grenoble > 5, place de Lavalette
Founded in 1798, the museum of Grenoble hasn't stopped gathering pieces of art, to exhibit today more than 900 works to the visitors. A unique structure , for its ancien art collections as well as its modern and contemporary ones. A visit along the museum's collection enables to go through the history of Occidental painting, from the XIIIth to the XXIst century, provided for every period, some major pieces of work : great works of art of classical Flemish, Dutch, Italian, Spanish painting, one the the wealthiest European collection of the Xxth century, every great contemporary art tendencies since 1945. To these pieces of art, we can also add a collection of Egyptian antiquities studied and documented by Champollion, during one of his stays in Grenoble. Temporary exhibitions : Next to the areas dedicated to the presentation of collections, 1000m² are reserved for temporary exhibitions. Thus, the Museum has welcomed artists' works such as Marc Chagall's, Gaston Chaissac's, Alberto Giacometti's, or the great names of the Impressionists. The Tower of Isle, relic from the Middle-Age, attached to the museum by a glass gangway, was turned into an graphic art cabinet.

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Musée de l'Ancien Évêché

Grenoble > 2, rue Très-Cloîtres
At the heart of Grenoble’s historic district, the museum offers a journey below Notre Dame square, to the vestiges of the city’s fortified ramparts, Grenoble’s first baptistery, and into the old bishop’s palace.

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Fontaine Le Torrent

Grenoble > Jardin de Ville
Urbain Basset, born in Grenoble in 1842, created the statue « The Torrent » in 1878. On the earthenware jar, we can see all of the astrological figures, except that of Aquarius, represented by the fountain itself. A miniature of the work was bought by the state and handed over to the Museum of Grenoble, where it is displayed today. The fountain version of “The Torrent” was then acquired by the city of Grenoble. Finished in 1882, the fountain was initially placed in Verdun square. It was then moved to the Jardin de Ville park and placed at the heart of the park’s wooded area. Perched atop a small pile of stones, the statue let its water run out of the jar, over the rocks, and into a small pond. Both the fountain and the pond were removed in 1935 and the statue was stored away. Seized in July 1942, the statue was shipped to Germany to be melted down and support the German war effort. Miraculously spared, the statue was returned to Grenoble in 1952 where it was put into storage. It wasn’t until 1985 that the statue was returned to the Jardin de Ville park, for the 100th anniversary of the Grenoble Water Authority. Today, “The Torrent” lets its water flow over a contemporary-style stone base.

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Galeries Lafayette

Grenoble > 12, place Grenette
The city center's largest department store

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Fontaine des trois ordres

Grenoble > place Notre-Dame
Originally planned as a tribute to the famous events of the “Day of the Roof Tiles,” the fountain of the three orders finally came to celebrate the centenary of the revolution in the Dauphiné and as such, was not inaugurated until 1897 by the French president Félix Faure. The limestone monument is the work of Henri Ding. Four bronze tritons call out a water song from their horns of plenty, proclaiming the budding values of the new Republic: Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood…and Justice. Three figures crown the fountain, representing the nobility, the clergy, and the Third Estate looking together towards the same radiant future.

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Musée Dauphinois

Grenoble > 30, rue Maurice Gignoux
Located in a 17th century convent building, this Alpine museum presents varied exhibits on regional heritage from the past and present, including The People of the Alp (a presentation of 19th century rural mountain life) and the Grand History of Skiing.

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Théâtre Municipal de Grenoble

Grenoble > 4 rue Hector Berlioz
The Municipal theatre of Grenoble is an Italian-style theatre with 600 seats which offers a wide variety of performances, dance, music, comedy, and lyrical shows.

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Fontaine au Lion

Grenoble > place de la Cymaise
The fountain commemorates the beginning of the construction of the right bank quais. The fountain depicts the struggle between a lion, symbolizing the city of Grenoble, which succeeds in taming the “Ysara,” which is French for serpent. In the early 1950s, a limestone portico featuring the city crest was added to enhance the fountain.

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La Soupe aux Choux

Grenoble > 7, route de Lyon
The Soupe aux Choux is the proper and ideal place for all the jazzmen of Grenoble. This boiling cauldron has been flying over the swinging spheres of jazz music since almost 30 years.

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Théâtre Sainte Marie d'en Bas

Grenoble > 38 Rue Très Cloîtres
This nice typical theatre hall, which contains 166 seats, is mostly based on the creations of the Diden Berramdane company. The rest of the programmation is pluralist and cosmopolitan, with theatre and music. The place welcomes writters, directors and musicians coming from several countries.

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Tourist information

OFFICE DE TOURISME DE GRENOBLE

Grenoble > 14 RUE DE LA REPUBLIQUE

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Fontaine du Berger Cyparisse

Grenoble > place de la Gordes
The fountain is topped with a gracious depiction from Greek mythology-that of the young shepherd Cyparisse, tenderly cradling a suffering young foe.

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Cinema la Nef

Grenoble > 18 boulevard Edouard Rey

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HOTEL LE CENTRAL GARE

Grenoble > 8 Place de la Gare

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Cinémathèque de Grenoble

Grenoble > 4, rue Hector Berlioz
Cinema enthusiasts come there to discover the full version of Jeanne d'Arc's Passion, the newly found copy of the Public Affairs of Bresson, or movies of Rivette or Garrel which haven't been widely sold. Throughout the years, the Film Library has woven strong links with a consequent number of institutions, and, thanks to its work, one has been able to have access to the full works of Rouch, Chytilova, Antoine, but also to Hugarian, Egyptian, Japanese, Turkish cinema cycles. The Film Library broadcasts around 120 public showings each year.

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Fontaine Le Château d'eau de la Valette

Grenoble > place Grenette
The Lavalette fountain, located in the place Grenette, was was erected under the administration of the marquis de la Valette, mayor of Grenoble and was the forerunner of a canal network linking the city’s fountains. The sculptor Sappey and the smelter Crozatier worked together to create the work, decorated with four cherubs riding four dolphins, the symbol of the Dauphiné. The fountain is built of Sassenage stone.

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Local Cuisine

Les 2 savoie

Grenoble > 33, avenue Félix Viallet
Since 1979, we have been offering high quality regional and traditional cuisine made with local products. Raclettes, tartiflettes, crozets, and fondues line up next to some of France's most classical dishes for the satisfaction of everyone at the table.

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Fontaine de la rue Montorge

Grenoble > rue Montorge
This set of fountains was built to fill in three stone vaults created by Jean Alluys, architect and mason, in 1676. At the time, they supported the terrace of the Jardin de Ville park and occasionally sheltered produce merchants. This fountain was the first to pump water from the Chartreuse mountains to Grenoble’s left bank, via pipes that run from the Saint Jean source and under the Isere river.

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HÔTEL DES ALPES

Grenoble > 45 avenue Félix Viallet
Just a few steps from the station, and the biggest pedestrian avenue of Europe, the Hotel des Alpes offers you a modern comfort in a family atmosphere. TV, Canal +, satellite, direct telephone, Wifi, elevator, underground parking garage.

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Other accommodation

LE BRISTOL

Grenoble > 11 avenue Félix Viallet

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Musée Stendhal

Grenoble > 20, Grande-Rue
This museum mobilizes in network the apartment Gagnon, the commemorative site, the native apartment of Stendhal, alive place dedicated to the contemporary literature, the collections of the library, and a historic old city town.

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Cathédrale Notre Dame de Grenoble

Grenoble > Place Notre-Dame
Roman bell tower, flamboyant Gothic ciboire from the 15th century to the right of the choir, wooden bas reliefs from the 17th century depicting scenes from the life of Jesus. The Notre Dame cathedral is located in the historic center of Grenoble, which developed around the cathedral throughout the ages. By becoming an official city in the 3rd century, Grenoble also became the center of a diocese. Built in a bend in the city ramparts, the "bishop's city" was organized around a baptistry, a double cathedral (Notre Dame and Saint Hugues), and the residence of the bishops. The history of this episcopal city was revealed to us recently after 10 years of research: The Bishop's Palace became the Museum of the Old Bishop's Palace, with the remains from the Gallo Roman period underground: the rampart from the 3rd century, the postern that allows us to enter the ruins of Cularo (the Gallo Roman name of Grenoble) and finally the baptistery and its annex rooms. The baptismal font reminds us of the primitive liturgy of the baptism. The 13th century cathedral is built against the St Hugues church (11th century).

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HOTEL LE SAVOIE - ANTAEUS

Grenoble > 52 Avenue Alsace Lorraine

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Hotels 3 stars

HOTEL LE ROYAL

Grenoble > 2 Rue Clot Bey
For us, hospitality comes first. Rooms renovated in 2007. Royal Hotel welcomes you in a fresh atmosphere and can offers you a chance to unwind.

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Tendance Spa

Grenoble > 16 avenue Félix Viallet
Our mission: to make you live unique experiences, thanks to our cares, drawn from several ancient cultures. You will be able to refesh in an intimate atmosphere in our private hammam - or you might prefer let yourself be smoothed by the whirlpools of our balneo. Three massage cabinets are waiting for you, included a duo cabinet. You also might be more tempted by our face-cares cabinets... Then, why wouldn't you lie on our massage bed, which will chase away all of your tensions ! And to finish, our solarium will give you a soft and golden skin.

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Travel

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Museums

Eco' Musée Le Mont Rachais

Grenoble > 2, place de la cymaise

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Passerelle Saint Laurent

Grenoble > quai Xavier Jouvin
The bridge was for a long time the only passageway over the Isere river. Until the floods of 1651, the old bridge featured a chapel of Our Lady and an animated wooden sculpture that rang out the hours.

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Parks and Gardens

Jardin des Dauphins

Grenoble > place Aristide Briand Porte de France
In 1785, Jean-Baptiste Dolle, a Grenoble merchant, was the first to have the idea of implanting a park within the fortifications that Lesdiguières had built. He set up six superimposed terraces with support walls, stairways between the terraces, and foot paths. He planted tress and carved out hills. Near the rampart, he built a Roman-style house, furnished it through the woodworker Hache, created a rich library, built greenhouses, and dug wells. The locals called it the chateau of utter madness for the extravagant parties that took place there. The park was abandoned during the French Revolution and damaged throughout the 19th century by the activities of a nearby stone quarry and bullet factory. It was renovated at the beginning of the 20th century by the landscaper Ginet, who expanded it to include a pedestrian link to the Bastille cable car. The park offers a resolutely Alpine atmosphere, but with a Mediterranean character, as it faces south and is protected from the wind. Pomegranate, banana, boxwood, and medlar trees take root here.

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IBIS GRENOBLE CENTRE

Grenoble > 5, rue de Miribel Les Trois Dauphins Place Félix Poulat
The ibis Grenoble-Centre hotel is ideally located in the town center in the cultural and pedestrian area. The tram stop just outside the hotel provides access to all the activities that the Capital of the Alps has to offer. The hotel is the perfect base for taking the cable car to the Fort de la Bastille and has 71 comfortable air-conditioned rooms, free WIFI, 24-hour bar with terrace, snacks and treats served all day and a paying undercover car park (on reservation) with direct access to the rooms.

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Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l'Isère

Grenoble > 14, rue Hébert
The Resistance and Deportation Museum is designed to be a veritable history museum. The Resistance and deportation are approached through local history, the people, and the episodes that took place.

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IBIS GRENOBLE GARE

Grenoble > 27 Quai Claude Bernard
The hotel has a great location 2 or 3 min walk from the SNCF train station, bus station, tram, and near the historical center, shopping district, cable car and museum. ESRF, ILL, CEA and CENG research and technology centers and the WTC convention center are 0.6 to 1.2 miles (1 to 2 km) away. The main ski resorts can be reached by car. Discover the Choranche Cave and Chartreuse Cellars (15.5/21.8 miles [25/35km]). A bar, snacks and parking/garage are available 24/7. All our rooms have A/C and free WIFI.

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IBIS STYLES GRENOBLE CTRE GARE

Grenoble > 25 Avenue Felix Viallet
Breakfast and unlimited Wi-Fi are included in all prices at the ibis Styles Grenoble Centre Gare hotel. The hotel is ideally located 383 yards (350 m) from the train station and 547 yards (500 m) from the city center. The hotel has 54 air-conditioned rooms, including 6 suites, and has been fully refurbished in a contemporary style. All rooms have a large bed measuring 71" (180 cm), duvet, relaxation pillows, 32" flat-screen TV and spacious rain shower.

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Residhotel Grenette

Grenoble > 12 Rue De Palanka
Residhotel Grenette is located at the foot of the Massif de la Chartreuse in central Grenoble. It offers apartment accommodation with air conditioning and kitchen facilities. Each apartment has Wi-Fi internet access and a living area with work desk and cable TV. The kitchenette features a hot-plate, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Some also have a balcony. The Residhotel provides a daily buffet breakfast service which is served in its breakfast room. The Grenette is only a 5-minute walk from the historic centre of Grenoble, and the train station is 800 metres away.

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Hôtel Gloria

Grenoble > 12 Rue Aristide Berges
The Hôtel Gloria is located in central Grenoble, 200 metres from the A48 motorway. Each guest room has a private bathroom, satellite TV and Wi-Fi access. Guests of the Gloria can enjoy a continental breakfast in the hotel dining room. The hotel is just 200 metres from the nearest tramway stop offering connections throughout the city. The Hôtel Gloria is situated 1 km from Grenoble cathedral and 800 metres from the Musée Dauphinois. Grenoble SNCF Train Station is just 200 metres away.

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Suisse et Bordeaux

Grenoble > 6 Place De La Gare
This hotel is located near a pedestrian and commercial street in Grenoble city centre. It features en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi and meeting rooms equipped with paperboard and projector. The Train Station is 100 metres away. With double glazing, each room at Suisse et Bordeaux includes an LCD TV with Canal+ and international channels and a private bathroom. A hairdryer is available at the reception, which is open 24 hours per day. A buffet breakfast is served every morning in the breakfast room. Guests are invited to visit the Musée de Grenoble, which is 1.6 km away, and the Cathedral, which is a 20-minute walk from the hotel. The Grenoble-Bastille cable car is 1 km away and the Palais des Sports is 2.5 km away. The Tramway stop is 40 metres away and Grenoble Airport is a 35-minute away. A private garage is available on site.

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Tour de l'Isle

Grenoble > place Lavalette
The Island Tower, which is today integrated into the Museum of Grenoble, stands 30 meters height and includes a machicolation. Construction on the tower began in 1381 and was completed around 1418. The town consuls chose it to host their council meetings and it became the first city hall of Grenoble. The city archives were stored on the upper floor. With the arrival of Lesdiguières, the tower was transformed into an arsenal. The consuls thus had to move elsewhere. From 1187 to 1954, it served as a military dovecote, where more than 300 birds were housed.

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Atlanthys Spa

Grenoble > 28, route de Lyon
Hammam, balneotherapy, multi-jet shower, relaxing face and body treatments, weight loss cures, shiatsu, massages, waxing.

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La petite idée

Grenoble > 7 cours Jean Jaurès

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Collégiale Saint-André

Grenoble > place Saint-André
Nice church of lombardic style from the 13th century.

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Art

Galerie d'arts, Eliane Poggi

Grenoble > 7 Rue Alphand
Forty years of work and existence in Grenoble have been necessary to eventually to come up to this charming place dedicated to art and artists - who are today fiercely defended by the gallery's owners. You will enjoy beholding the works in full light, spreading over the two floors of the gallery, which will enable you to benefit from all the hues of lights offered by the sun, from the bright morning beams to the shimmering colors of sunset. The gallery's main purpose is to democratize contemporary Art - as well as other kind of art - offering a range of major artists' works, affordable according to everyone's means.

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Art

Galerie d'arts de la Malle Poste Christian Charvet

Grenoble > 2 rue Dominique Villars
Christian Charvet began to paint in the years 1970. Throughout the years, he has explored numerous subjects and forms (cubism, representational art, utopism...), which has carried him to the abstract canvas and to the square shape (1 x 1 metre ), which characterize his art nowadays. It was during his "red time" (1990's) that he processed long researches around Arthur Rimbaud, and that he created the character in painting. Still today, we can find in his canvas the atmospheres and the warm colors of the remote lands, decribed by the poet. Mentionned in the Drouot guide, Christian Charvet has exhibited his works all around the world before settling definitely in his gallery of Grenoble, "la Malle-Poste", which remaind now his only place of exhibition.

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Pont Marius Gontard

Grenoble > quai de France
Second bridge of Grenoble built in 1670, it was rebuilt in 1839 and became the kilometre starting point of Grenoble.

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Horloge Solaire

Grenoble > Lycée Stendhal 1 rue Raoul Blanchard
The fresco covers 100 m2 of wall and ceiling in the main stairway. It still works perfectly today. The sun is reflected onto a small mirror placed against the window. It creates a spot of light, which by reflecting onto the lines drawn on the walls and ceiling, indicated solar time, the month, and the zodiac sign. The Tourism Office of Grenoble organizes visits of the sundial.

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Porte de France

Grenoble > place Dubedout
Hôtels non classé