In duo or with friends: two days of culture and gastronomy
The atmosphere is refreshing, the leaves of the trees start to change color, the landscapes change and the sun is in the game. It's autumn, a particularly pleasant time to stroll and visit Grenoble region.
Enjoy a mountain dish on the terrace of a restaurant, eat an ice cream at the foot of the Old Parliament Building, linger in the city, take the height, walk in the mountains and enjoy the cultural events of the season for a unique experience in the city. This is the field of possibilities for your weekend in Grenoble.
1. At the heart of the urban and mountain atmosphere, all at once
What strikes you when you first arrive in Grenoble is generally the environment, this wide valley encircled by mountains with different styles: on one side the Vercors and its steep buttresses, on the other the Chartreuse, massive with dense and mysterious forests and finally Belledonne and its snow-capped peaks most of the year.
Wherever one looks, it always ends by looking at a mountain. It is a magical setting with changing landscapes and uncountable points of view.
2. The Bastille: the mountain within 5 minutes from the city center
From the city center of Grenoble and in a few minutes of ascent, you can admire the view of the valley and the mountains that surround it. The Grenoble urban cable car, The Téléphérique takes you in translucent cabins on the Bastille, the nearest mountain to the city.
3. A whiff of culture
Push the door and step into one of the most prestigious museums in Europe: Grenoble Museum. This autumn, exhibition event at the Museum of Grenoble from October 5, 2019 to January 5, 2020: PICASSO In the heart of darkness (1939-1945). Produced in partnership with the Musée National Picasso - Paris, this event aims to study one of the darkest periods in the life and work of the Spanish master.
The museum offers the opportunity to explore, without interruption, the history of Western painting over the last eight centuries and exhibits. It is also home to a rich collection of Egyptian, Greek and Etruscan antiquities: funeral furniture, objects of everyday life, sarcophagi ...
It is also the harvest season. Grenoble, in October, proposes in its center the festival named Millésime which mixes wine and classical music.
During two weeks, the association of wines and music colors the city with its special atmosphere, because Millésime is both an oenological festival, a music festival and a farmers' market.
4. Taste, try out the Dauphinoise cuisine
In Grenoble many restaurants offer typical mountain cuisine in an atmosphere, which is mountain, innovative, warm and generous. We enjoy, we are delighted. Local gastronomy shines with hidden treasures.
From the producer to the plate
The Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage, cheese from the Vercors mountains, and its creamy marbled pasta. The walnuts, for a taste with many facets. Ravioli Royans these small pastas are more delicate than ravioli that can be cooked in wonderful ways. And of course, gratin Dauphinois is the best potato ‘gratin’ in the world. As an after-dinner liquor, try out a Chartreuse, this famous green or yellow liquor with 130 plants, is elaborated by Carthusian monks.
A good way to please the gourmet people.
"The descent of alpine pastures":
When cows go down to town
The mountains surrounding Grenoble metropolis, are the cradle of a soil of full of talents and flavors. These elements get together for this great popular celebration: cows, breeders, producers, traders, visitors and consumers.
An event dedicated to the terroir and gastronomy.
The "Descent of the Alpages" pay homage to the know-how and the local traditions in the field of gastronomy. It's a festival of local products. The productions of the Vercors, Chartreuse, Belledonne and Oisans trays meet on our tables for the happiness of the gourmets.
More information on "The Descent of alpine pastures"
Make your stay easier with Grenoble-Pass
To visit the city and the region in an easy way and enjoy the Grenoble-Pass, a pass that includes the not-to-be-missed places and discounts in many sites to go to.
20 free services included in your Pass, must-haves from the destination and its surroundings: the Grenoble-Bastille Cable Car, the Grenoble Museum, the Chartreuse Cellars ... and discounts in more than 10 sites and shops.
- Choose a validity period according to your stay: 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours
- Public transportations in the metropolis are included
- One and only use