The Cable car

Get a bird’s eye view of Grenoble and the surrounding valley with a ride up the cable car. The first urban cable car in France, it was inaugurated in 1934, before being transformed into “the bubbles” in 1976. These round gondola lifts with their clear sides take you up to the Bastille fort: 500 meters up in just 5 minutes!

Téléphérique de Grenoble © Pierre Jayet

Here, you’ll discover the Geologist’s Terrace, which overlooks the Prealp slopes of the Vercors and Chartreuse. The Vauban belvedere offers a stunning view of the Belledonne mountains, with the Mont Blanc far on the horizon.

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Téléphérique de Grenoble © Pierre Jayet
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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.