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Visiting Grenoble and the French Alps

Published on 4 April 2023

Enjoy Nanosafe 2023 and NanoSafety Cluster... Grenoble and the French Alps

Located in the southeast of France, Grenoble is the second city of the Rhone-Alps region and is the prefecture of the Isere department.
Grenoble is niched in a verdant setting, at the heart of 3 alpine chains: Belledonne, Chartreuse, and Vercors.
The flattest city in France, Grenoble sits at 213 meters in altitude.
An urban cable car, the first of its kind, has been taking visitors up to La Bastille, 263 meters above, since 1934. From here, you'll discover a breath-taking bird's eye view of the city.

Grenoble webcams:

While waiting to go to Grenoble for the Nanosafe 2023 and NanoSafety Cluster conference or for tourism, we suggest you to visit Grenoble and the french alps with those webcams, to see if there is snow for skiing or sun for hiking:

La Bastille webcam, with a plain view on Grenoble city

The Chartreuse webcams
The Vercors webcams
The Belledonne webcams

Grenoble Alpes Tourism Office

14 Rue de la République, 38000 Grenoble


Welcome to the Street Art Festival Grenoble - Alpes, where the streets of the city become the canvas of expression for some of the most talented artists from around the world. Whether you are an art enthusiast, curious or simply looking for a unique visual experience, you will be enchanted by the fascinating works of street art that await you. Join us to discover the artists' incredible creations, watch exciting performances and explore the city from a new and inspiring perspective.

Bird Eye's view

Get a bird's eye view of Grenoble and the surrounding valley with a ride up in the cable car. Being inaugurated in 1934, « le téléphérique de la Bastille » was the first urban cable car, before being transformed into what local people call « The Bubbles » (1976). These round gondola lifts with their clear sides take you up to the Bastille fort: 500 meters up in just 5 minutes!


Step back, rise up, it is the best way to embrace the city at once. Hiking trails are departing from Grenoble centre and surround the city, acting like a fishnet to please all hikers, whether they are simple passers-by or experienced trekkers. We bet you will discover wonderful spots on your way.


No need to be an expert climber to experience a thrill anyway – even in Grenoble. Is you climber's gear all set ? Off you go on the exciting zip line down the trees! Adventure parks circle Grenoble, where prowess are possible for everyone thanks to a good shot of adrenaline.


Do not wait any longer and put on your best running outfit, a good pair of sneakers and leave without further delay to discover the paths of the metropolis but also of the Chartreuse, the Vercors and the Belledonne mountain chains. You can climb the most beautiful landscapes of the Grenoble summits. Summer and winter, a multitude of trails are organized so that everyone can challenge the foothills of Grenoble and its surroundings.



Grenoble museum of art: With its collections of ancient, modern and contemporary art, the Musée de Grenoble offers you a chance to traverse the history of western painting from the 13th to the 20th centuries. Included are major masterpieces of classical Flemish, Dutch, Italian and Spanish painting; one of 20th century Europe's richest collections; and all the great post-1945 contemporary art trends, right up to the most recent artworks of the 2000s.

During the conference: Egyptology exhibit.

Museum of the French revolution: Created in 1983 in the perspective of the bicentenary of 1989, by the Department of Isère, the Museum of the French Revolution offers a new look at a pivotal period in the History of France from the artistic production it has aroused at the time and since . Installed in the site of the Domaine de Vizille where the French Revolution has been celebrated for two centuries, the museum offers a critical awakening of the gaze and a vision in perspective of the arts and history. By linking events to their context and their representations, it invites its visitors to lift the veil of appearances and go beyond the false evidence conveyed by preconceived ideas, myths and propaganda.

Dauphinois Museum: The Dauphinois Museum, located on the slopes of the Bastille in Grenoble in the Sainte-Marie d'en-Haut convent, places its action in the close relationship it maintains with the original and adopted inhabitants of the Dauphiné Alps as with their passing guests. Place of investigation of all the periods of the alpine history, it is also a space of reflection on our time. Each year two to three exhibitions, always enriched by publications, conferences and debates, explore in turn the fields of archaeology, regional, rural or industrial heritage.

Correrie Grande Chartreuse: In the hearth of the Chartreuse Mountains, this unique site is just 2 km from the famous monastery founded by St Bruno in 1084.It was an idea of the monks themselves, and allows you to better understand the mystery of the Carthusian Order, its 900 year history, the monks' way of life and more. The present museum, located in the ancient annexe of the Chartreux Monastery, provides visitors with a wealth of insights into the monks' human and spiritual adventure.Documents, everyday objects as well as films and audiovisuals material all enable you to discover the Monastery as if you were there and to share in the faith and emotion of today's monks. This is an invitation to discover the "Great Silence".


Chartreuse Cellars: Visitors are invited to discover the world of the liqueur going through these new museum areas which retrace the great periods of history from 1084 to our day. They will discover the mountain, the variety of plants and the "savoir-faire" of the monks. The visit ends with a moment of sharing and conviviality around a commented tasting of traditional liqueurs such as the green Chartreuse and the yellow Chartreuse.

Duration 1h15. On reservation