Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Grenoble

Musée de Grenoble

For lovers of European art, this museum is an uplifting place to get lost for a day. There's an even spread of artistic eras on display: an antiquities wing with statuettes from ancient Egypt and Greece, and mostly …
Top Choice Museum in Grenoble

Musée Archéologique

This highly impressive museum unveils the secrets of a 12th-century church and cloister using light effects, a haunting choral soundtrack and an informative audioguide. Interactive, self-guided visits allow you to e…
Fortress in Grenoble

Fort de la Bastille

After a fun ride in the téléphérique, or a steep, hour-long climb, the reward is a magnificent mountain panorama from Grenoble's stocky fortress, built during the first half of the 19th century to strengthen the cit…
Museum in Grenoble

Musée Dauphinois

This ever-evolving museum unleashes a century of regional history on visitors. Suits of armour are back-lit in brightly coloured rooms, 3-D family trees and highland traditions are reimagined as cutting-edge modern …
Museum in Grenoble

Musée des Troupes de Montagne

Though the subject is niche, this museum exploring France's elite Alpine regiments, which date to 1888, is riveting. An audioguide (in French, English, German or Italian) enlivens displays of military gear, tales of…
Museum in Grenoble

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

This thoughtfully curated exhibition presents the history of Grenoble's vigorous resistance to Italian and then German forces during WWII, with plenty of translation into English and German. Mournfully lit, the perm…
Museum in Grenoble

Musée de l’Ancien Évêché

A run-through of regional history, from prehistory through medieval times to the 20th century, is presented within the atmospheric walls of the 13th-century Bishops’ Palace. The building, its walls built atop 3rd-ce…
Museum in Grenoble

Le Magasin

A cavernous glass-and-steel warehouse built by Gustave Eiffel has been turned into one of France's leading centres of contemporary art. Many of the cutting-edge temporary exhibitions were designed specifically for t…
Cable Car in Grenoble

Téléphérique Grenoble-Bastille

Hop into a clear-panelled spherical pod for dreamy views of Grenoble's red roofs and magnificent mountains on this cable-car ride up to the Bastille. Les bulles ('the bubbles'), as they're known, have been floating …
Cathedral in Grenoble

Cathédrale Notre Dame

The rose-brick rib vaults of Grenoble's elegant cathedral rise from the site of a 4th-century church. Its present form dates to the 1200s though its interior Gothic styling was added in later centuries.