The Cable car

Get a bird’s eye view of Grenoble and the surrounding valley with a ride up in the cable car. Being inaugurated in 1934, « le téléphérique de la Bastille » was the first urban cable car, before being transformed into what local people call « The Bubbles » (1976). These round gondola lifts with their clear sides take you up to the Bastille fort: 500 meters up in just 5 minutes!

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Téléphérique de Grenoble © Pierre Jayet

Here, you’ll discover the Geologist’s Terrace, which overlooks the Vercors and Chartreuse mountain ranges. The Vauban belvedere offers a stunning view of the Belledonne Mountains, with the Mount Blanc on the horizon.

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Téléphérique de Grenoble © Pierre Jayet
Téléphérique de Grenoble © L Salino

Certain rooms inside the fortifications have been redone to host seminar and gala events.

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Fort de la Bastille Grenoble © Pierre Jayet
Echauguette Fort de la Bastille © Pierre Jayet

With more than 260 000 visitors each year, the Bastille has been equipped with numerous activities: via ferrata, Acrobastille ropes course, the panoramic restaurant Téléphérique , the fine restaurant Chez le Per’Gras (since 1865), and  the Mountain Troops Museum.