Introducing Grenoble

With a dress-circle location overlooking the jagged mountains of the Parc Naturel Régional de Chartreuse and the Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors, Grenoble’s backdrop is nothing short of extraordinary. That said, the city itself is not an instant heart-stealer, with its tower blocks, run-of-the-mill hotels and traffic. Yet despite initial appearances, Grenoble rewards those who make the detour en route to the slopes: fine museums and restaurants, a quaint quartier des Antiquaires (Antiques Quarter) and effervescent nightlife buoyed by some 60,000 students are all here for the taking.

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