The metropole of the Alps

The first thing you notice when you arrive in Grenoble is the exceptional landscape. At the heart of the Vercors, Belledonne, Chartreuse, and Oisans mountains, the Grenoble-Alpes Metropole offers a wide variety of outdoors activities in both winter and summer. 


Vue du cours Jean Jaurès depuis la Bastille à Grenoble
Grenoble, une métropole au coeur des Alpes © Pierre Jayet

An exceptional natural setting 

4 alpine ranges and 20 winter sports resorts are just a short drive from the city, including 4 Olympic ski resorts (1968 Olympic Games). This setting is perfect for outdoor activities all year round. 

Personnes assises dans une plaine en Chartreuse avec la vue sur Chamechaude
Chamechaude © Pierre Jayet
Parapentistes à Saint Hilaire du Touvet
Grenoble, sports et loisirs © Pierre Jayet

A new way of life

More than 450 traditional and gourmet restaurants.
The 2nd  largest collection of modern art in France, with the Grenoble Museum of Art, and the Grenoble-Bastille cable car that offers a breath-taking view of the Alps.

Place Saint André dans le vieux centre ville de Grenoble
Place Saint André © Pierre Jayet
Tram à la gare de Grenoble
Tramway à Grenoble © Pierre Jayet

A sustainable metropolis

With its 300 km of bike paths, Grenoble is the second French metropolis for cycling.

5 tram lines and 50 bus lines: an efficient public transport network.
100% of convention venues and 90% of hotels accessible by tram, for eco-friendly events.
The Caserne de Bonne, which won the National Ecoquartier prize in 2009, was awarded the BREEAM Retail in Use environmental certification in 2015. 

Lively and open-to-the-world, The Grenoble-Alpes Metropole cultivates a friendly and cosmopolitan atmosphere