Grenoble and the Alps – my impressions of cities

This fall we were lucky to visit the beautiful city Grenoble (Grenoble), walk through its ancient streets and pamper eyes beautiful views of the mountains that just climb into the city with any party wherever you look. As the friend who lived there aptly noted, Grenoble is very difficult to get lost, because wherever you are was located, mountains are visible everywhere and they are different, therefore, it is very easy to navigate.

Hotels in Europe are better to book in advance and Grenoble is not exception, so I recommend you:

  • Logis Institut Hotel Grenoble and the Alps - my impressions of cities
  • Hôtel de lEurope

One is cheaper, the other is more expensive, but both are good. And the Bastille is there near at all. Do not forget to check discounts on Roomguru service, where you can see prices for the same hotel in different systems reservation. On the example of hotels above:

  • Logis Institut Hotel Grenoble and the Alps - my impressions of cities
  • Hôtel de lEurope

Grenoble and the French mountains Grenoble and the French mountains

Grenoble and the French mountains

The French mountains in Grenoble are visible wherever you look. The French mountains in Grenoble are visible wherever you look.

The French mountains in Grenoble are visible wherever you look.

French mountains in Grenoble French mountains in Grenoble

French mountains in Grenoble

French mountains in Grenoble French mountains in Grenoble

French mountains in Grenoble

And one of the main symbols and attractions of Grenoble considered to be a teleferik funicular built one of the first in Europe. Its unofficial name is much simpler and simple – eggs. On this cable lift you can climb to 19th century fortifications – Bastille, where incredible panoramas of the city.

Teleferic Grenoble and the French Alps Teleferic Grenoble and the French Alps

Teleperic Grenoble and the French Alps

View from Bastille, panorama of Grenoble View from Bastille, panorama of Grenoble

View from Bastille, panorama of Grenoble

Grenoble is framed on three sides by the French Alps: from the north Chartreuse Ridge (Chartreuse), in the east – Beldon (Belledonne), and in the west – Vercors (Vercors). And while this city considered the flattest city in Europe, according to some Internet sources. Amazing right?

And around Grenoble, a lot of good and fairly simple ski slopes. I went to the mountains for a walk in those places Of course, I did not try to ride there, because it was in the fall and that only the very first snow fell.

Lift in the French Alps Lift in the French Alps

Ski lift in the french alps

Lift in the French Alps Lift in the French Alps

Ski lift in the french alps

In the French Alps In the French Alps

In the french alps

Due to the fact that Grenoble surrounds the Alps of France, it does not have opportunities to grow in breadth. As the locals said, this The city is considered one of the most expensive in terms of renting housing.

I liked the trams very much – I called them caterpillars from of the future. Driving down the street is such a long streamlined thing with licked muzzle, well, just like a living one! Ticket to the tram can buy at any stop in a special machine, and everywhere (by at least where I saw) on a special display is highlighted, when the next tram arrives, it’s very convenient.

Grenoble Tram Grenoble Tram

Tram grenoble

Placard at the tram stop Placard at the tram stop

Scoreboard at the tram stop

Tram Ticket Vending Machines Tram Ticket Vending Machines

Tram Ticket Vending Machines

In Grenoble, a lot of attention is paid to the disabled, the whole the infrastructure of the city is thought out so that they are comfortable, and special places in transport, trams without steps, comfortable Arrivals and congresses, etc.

Entrance to the Grenoble tram without parochka Entrance to the Grenoble tram without parochka

Entrance to the Grenoble tram

Inside the Grenoble Tram Inside the Grenoble Tram

Inside the Grenoble Tram

Grenoble is adapted to cycling, there are bike lanes everywhere, there are many people on bicycles (and sometimes which we have not seen!). How do I like that so developed cycling!

Designations of bicycle paths in Grenoble Designations of bicycle paths in Grenoble

Designations of bike paths in Grenoble

Bicycle rental in Grenoble Bicycle rental in Grenoble

Bike rental in Grenoble

The Cyclist of Grenoble The Cyclist of Grenoble

Cyclist grenoble

Elderly Cyclist Grenoble Elderly Cyclist Grenoble

Grenoble Elderly Cyclist

There are such cyclists in Grenoble There are such cyclists in Grenoble

There are such cyclists in Grenoble

Pizza delivered on scooters Pizza delivered on scooters

Pizza delivered on scooters

There are a lot of cafes on the streets, however, this phenomenon is not inherent only Grenoble, but then they meet different, even very small at 1-2 tables and most often almost empty. May of course I was so lucky and I just walked the streets at the wrong time so that catch a lot of people here.

Cafe in Grenoble and the French Mountains Cafe in Grenoble and the French Mountains

Cafe in Grenoble and the French Mountains

And on the streets there are areas with a special filler, so that was where you walk your pets. Nicely! True, the approach of such a little corner is felt long before as you will see it – by smell, although they are cleaned once a day, like as.

Special Snook for Dog Needs Special Snook for Dog Needs

Special corner for dog needs

In one place you can meet very colorful, interesting. graffiti. As our friend explained to us, this is a town council specially asked artists to paint this place. And why did I forget—.

Graffiti on the streets of Grenoble Graffiti on the streets of Grenoble

Graffiti on the streets of Grenoble

Graffiti on the streets of Grenoble

Near the train station of Grenoble, which is combined with bus station and located in the city center, there is a funny fountain, the water from which flows directly onto the asphalt under it, no you there are no special fences and pools.

A pointer to the Grenoble train station and the French Alps A pointer to the Grenoble train station and the French Alps

Signpost to the Grenoble train station and the French Alps

Fountain near the station Grenoble Fountain near the station Grenoble

Fountain near the station Grenoble

Grenoble Railway Station Grenoble Railway Station

Grenoble Railway Station

Grenoble is famous for a large number of universities, but to get there although in one of them, unfortunately, did not work. And youth in the city a lot, although I saw her not quite under favorable circumstances. Apparently, at this time there was a holiday, and in the evenings in the center cities in cafes were very noisy, loud, and it seemed to us even a little aggressive, although no one touched me. It was dark but it seemed that the amount of tipsy and merry Arab youth was very much. I did not photograph them. Here is a photo of just the evening and night Grenoble.

Night Grenoble Night Grenoble

Night grenoble

Night Grenoble Night Grenoble

Night grenoble

Grenoble at night Grenoble at night

Grenoble at night

Grenoble at night Grenoble at night

Grenoble at night

Almost every morning I went to nearby bakery pastry to enjoy fresh pastries that do not could not affect my figure. But give up these goodies I could not in any way! And yet, once looked into the “Russian Shop”, but there prices are not very, apparently because almost all the products were made in Germany, although the names were written in Russian. Much of what I saw there on the shelves, in Russia I have never met, funny

Bakery Grenoble Bakery Grenoble

Grenoble Bakery Shop

Russian store in Grenoble Russian store in Grenoble

Russian shop in Grenoble

And once I even went to the local market and on my own, right like a real Grenoblets, bought there vegetables. Sellers are smiling, explain something, even if you do not understand, tell something about ask yourself about you. And all without haste, without fuss, without aggression. And after all, they are not selling “guests from Yugov”, but simply local farmers!

Market in Grenoble Market in Grenoble

Market in Grenoble

In general, I really liked Grenoble, it seemed clean and neat, although some say the city is dirty. May be, he so conquered me because in this city “every street ends with a mountain “, as Stendal said.

Every street in Grenoble ends with a mountain Every street in Grenoble ends with a mountain

Every street in Grenoble ends in a mountain

Every street in Grenoble ends with a mountain Every street in Grenoble ends with a mountain

Every street in Grenoble ends in a mountain

Every street in Grenoble ends with a mountain Every street in Grenoble ends with a mountain

Every street in Grenoble ends in a mountain

On the street of Grenoble you can meet such a charm On the street of Grenoble you can meet such a charm

On the street of Grenoble you can meet such beauty

Park in Grenoble Park in Grenoble

Park in Grenoble

These are the courtyards in Grenoble These are the courtyards in Grenoble

Here are such in Grenoble there are courtyards

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