Grenoble is referred to as the intellectual and economic capital of the Alps. The scenic city is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The city has modern shops and broad boulevards that offer a different experience for the tourists. It's a city surrounded by mountains. To the north, Chartreuse; to the west, the Vercors and to the east the Belledonne Range surround Grenoble. Back in history, the city was known with different names such as Cularo and Gratianopolis. The foundation of University of Grenoble was founded by Pope Benedict XII. Over the years, the city has developed into a major scientific center in the fields of physics, Computer Science and applied mathematics.
Area & Location:
Grenoble is located in south-east France in the Rhone-Alpes region at the foot of the Alps at the confluence of the Drac and Isere River. This French city is located at an altitude of 204 m-600 m. The total land area of Grenoble is 18.13 square kilometer. According to 2005 estimates, the population of the city is 157,500, with a density of 8,456 per square kilometer.
The Grenoble-St-Geoirs airport handles all the domestic flights. All the international flights to Grenoble operate from Lyon-St Exupery airport.
The bus station is located next to the train station. It is the main terminus for several bus companies. The modern train station is located next to the Gare Europole tram stop.From Paris Gare de Lyon, it takes around 3 hours by train on the TGV. Within Grenoble there's a comprehensive bus and tram service. Semitag runs this service. In total, 26 bus lines and 3 tramlines serve Grenoble.
The hotels of Grenoble offer excellent services to its guests. Chateau de la Commanderie, Tulip Inn Hotel Angleterre, Minotel Le Grand Hotel, Splendid Hotel, Best Western Hotel Terminus, Citadines Grenoble, Hotel de la Poste, Mercure Grenoble Centre Joffre, Grand Hotel Mercure Grenoble President, Ibis Grenoble Universite, Comfort Hotel Residence, Novotel Grenoble Centre, L'Hotel de l'Europe, Quality Hotel Patrick, Mercure Grenob Alpha Meylan 3m, City Suites Grenoble Europole, Park Hotel Grenoble, Hotel Trianon, Hotel Alize and Alpexgo Ugerel Hotel are some popular hotel in Paris.
Places of Attraction:
The most popular attractions of Grenoble are Musee de Peinture et de Sculpture, Bastille, Musee Dauphinois, Stendhal Itinerary, Halle Sainte-Claire, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Parc Paul Mistral, Le Twenty, Parc Naturel Regional du Vercors, Charmant Som, Musee de la Resistance and Magasin are the most popular attractions of Grenoble.
Last Updated on: November 3rd, 2017
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