In the heart of the city

Is that just a cliché considering the “Grenoblois” with sport shoes and fleece jackets? Of course it is, because this is more than a bustling sport city. Let yourself merge into the pedestrian streets tangling into the historical boroughs. The heart of the city is just waiting for visitors to conquer; recounting years of history from the building process of « Notre Dame Cathedral  » to the Building of Progress built in 19th.
Eyes in the air, feet on the cobblestones, let the city center unveil itself to you.

The old Dauphiné Palais du Parlement © Ville de Grenoble

The heart of the city will make your heart skip a beat, as you enjoy terraces of « Place Saint André  », opposite the old Parliament building , or stroll along the fountains of « Place Grenette  ». The sun-speckle atmosphere of « Place Saint Claire »will warm your heart.

Façades Ancien Palais du Parlement de Grenoble
The old Dauphiné Palais du Parlement © Pierre Jayet
Fontaine des 3 Ordres, statue centre-ville
The Fontaine des 3 ordres - Place Notre-Dame © Pierre Jayet

The inner of the city will refresh visitors as they stroll in the shadows of the old plane trees from centuries in the « Jardin de Ville  » Park, a few minutes from Stendhal’s birthplace. With its pastel façades, the « Jardin de Ville » has its own air of the Italian dolce vita.

Musée Stendhal
Explore the city by bike

The heart of the city can also be explored by bike, where you can meet friends on the banks of the Isère, along the Saint Laurent neighborhood.
Last but not least, the city also boasts museums that show off its history to all who want to know: The Grenoble Museum of Art , the Old Bishop’s Palace , and more.
Grenoble’s heart is yours for the taking-go ahead!