Place Victor Hugo

Cultural heritage : Historic site and monument

Created in 1885 where a bastion and old military barracks once stood, this square soon became the elegant center of the city. With its chestnut trees and turn of the century façades, it remains a lively and bustling area of Grenoble.

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In summer, the abundant vegetation, flower beds, pond and water features create a cool, shady atmosphere.
In autumn, it plays host to the Millésime wine and music festival, while in winter, it resounds to the chimes of the Christmas market...
Around the square and in the surrounding streets, facades richly decorated with friezes and bestiaries in molded cement bear witness to the importance of this material in Grenoble's architecture at the end of the 19th century.


Free access.

Opening periods

All year round, daily.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets refused
  • Parking
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance


Tramway A and B, Victor-Hugo stop

  • Latitude: 45.189009
  • longitude: 5.724614


  • Town location
  • In centre of town
  • Close to a public transportation
  • Bus stop < 500 m