Mountain ranges & Natural Parks


“Grenoble, a city in the mountains…” and vice-versa: Belledonne, Vercors, Chartreuse form a majestic crown around Grenoble. The city is blessed to be nested within this privileged environment with Natural parks at the city doors: let’s go !

“40 minutes” is the phrase to be remembered : 40 minutes is the average car or bus ride to reach Regional Natural Parks, either Chartreuse, Vercors, or even Chamrousse summits, the first steps unveiling unique flora, fauna and many delicious or tasty surprises. A bit further (an hour and a half drive), renowned National Parks – Ecrins or Vanoise are at reach for hikers. With Grenoble as a base camp to organise all your journeys and natural unique discoveries in the region, all you have to do is choose a mountain chain to explore. Enjoy ! 

Some helpful links to learn more about the Natural Parks :