Fort de la Bastille

Cultural heritage : Historic site and monument 9.4/10 Excellent
Historic patrimony, Military Patrimony, Fort

A small fortified mountain for a great discovering domaine, Bastilla's fortress of Grenoble, standing there since the XIXth century, has been linked to the city by one of the first urban cable-car of the world, since 1934.
Let's find there two exhibition places (military museum and contemporary art center) a snack and two restaurants.

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Priviledged place for tourism, this remarkably well-conservated fort welcomes more than 600 000 visitors every year, coming from all around the world.

You can choose to climb up to there to way you prefer : by cable-car, walking or by the via-ferrata !
There, the visitor can enjoy a number of discoveries : first and foremost, the panorama... from Mont-Blanc to Vercors' crests, gaze can fly over a sight which will let you flabbergasted. Night and day, you can observe the city of Grenoble down below, in all tranquility, from the top of this fortified structure, which had been settled there to prevent it from being invaded by troops who would have come from Chartreuse mountains.
A complete program of entertaining, cultural, and sport animations makes this place the favorite playground of the inhabitants of Grenoble


Free access.

Opening periods

All year round, daily.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets allowed
  • Wi-fi
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Meeting rooms quantity: 2


  • Town location
  • Mountain location

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