If you are looking for a way to cool down, we have plenty of ideas for you in Grenoble Alpes. Here is our selection of outings to cool off in the summer, with something for all ages and all tastes.
out of the heat in the city centre
GET INTO THE WATERS
The first logical choice is to go for a dip in the turquoise-blue waters of the swimming pool. You’ll be spoilt for choice here, we’ll start with the municipal pools: there are 11 indoor pools and 10 outdoor pools so you can splash about to your heart’s content. Jean Bron, Flottibulle, Buclos or Lino Refuggi, the choice is yours!
PORTECTED BY THE TREETOPS
For nature lovers, the parks and gardens are wonderful peaceful places and there are around thirty of them throughout the urban area. If you’re feeling sporty, take on the climb up to the Jardin des Dauphins. For children, there’s nowhere better than the Parc de Fiancey in Saint-Egrève, and for a romantic stroll, go to the pretty Parc des Etangs in Meylan.
PEACE-AND-QUIET AND RELAXATION AT THE BASTILLE
Looking for serenity? Head up to the Bastille and take part in one of the Pilates or Yoga sessions organised throughout the summer season. Pilates is every Monday at 7pm, and Yoga is on Thursdays at the same time. Breathe in, breathe out, embrace the moment.
HAVE SOME FUN AT A REVITALISING EVENT
The Eté Oh! Parc event This event is coming back once again to the Paul Mistral, Verlhac and Champs Elysées parks. Every day, hundreds of associations will be organising fun and relaxing activities for people of all ages. Take a look at the programme, we’re sure you’ll find the ideal activity for you!
IN THE SHADE OF GRENOBLE'S HERITAGE SITES
WELL HIDDEN FROM THE SUN
There are many advantages to Grenoble’s cultural life, and fresh air is most definitely one of them! Wander around the museums and learn about the history of the Isère and Dauphiné. The two underground archaeological sites are well-kept secrets of the locals of Grenoble: you will most definitely be able to cool off at the baptistery in the Musée de l’Ancien Evêché or in Saint-Oyand crypt at the Musée Archéologique de Grenoble !
ON THE HUNT FOR SOMETHING MORE ORIGINAL
There are some original cultural venues in Grenoble Alpes, such as the Cabinet Rembrandt or the Muséum de Grenoble . These are great places to come and learn about the area. TheMusée de la Révolution Française inside the Domaine de Vizille, is also a must-see for fans of heritage sites, looking to cool off !
The freshness of nature
AT THE WATER'S EDGE
The advantage of Grenoble Alpes is that you are always just a matter of minutes from nature, whatever your chosen means of transport. There are countless lakes and leisure complexes, which are unmissable for some quality time as a family or with friends. Don’t forget that you’ll be sharing this natural heritage with others, treat it with respect and leave it exactly how you found it, for those coming after you.
13°C ALL YEAR ROUND
In the event of a heatwave, the region’s caves have a constant temperature all year round, for a welcome break from the heat outdoors. Whether you choose the vast Choranche caves or the legendary Sassenage ones, in any case you can expect an adventure into a parallel universe. Inside this world of water and rock, you’ll forget all about the outside world for a while.
AN ADVENTURE UP IN THE TREETOPS
If the heat doesn't stop you from exploring in the great outdoors, head to the forest for an adventure up in the trees! There are several treetop climbing courses around Grenoble Alpes: Acrobastille in the city centre, Indian Forest in Chartreuse and Odyssée Verte in the Vercors.