A green Christmas in Grenoble

Would you like to escape to the mountains for the holiday season? Treat yourself to Grenoble’s friendly and festive atmosphere. As an example of sustainability and ecological transition, the region welcomes you for an environmentally friendly journey to enjoy unique moments with revamped values.

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Choose to experience a green Christmas in the Alpine capital!

Not to be missed - the Grenoble cable car

Jump on board the famous Grenoble “bubbles” for an unusual zero-carbon ascent up to the summit of the Bastille . Soak up the unbelievable panorama over the mountains and the city that awaits you at the top. This breathtaking 360° view will give you a momentary break from reality.

Eco-gifts from the eco-neighbourhood

Wander through Bonne’s eco-neighbourhood , winner of the 2009 French grand prize for sustainable neighbourhoods.
Indulge in a gourmet treat or finish up your Christmas shopping in this city living hub, a favourite place for many Grenoble residents.

History and culture

Explore the charming cobbled lanes of the city centre to discover Grenoble’s squares and monuments. Find out about the city’s heritage and history and take in views of the snowy mountains from each street corner!

Hike up the slopes of the Bastille for a special open-air history experience within the heart of these old fortifications. Take advantage of an excursion among the majestic trees and ancient stones at the foot of the famous Chartreuse mountain range. On the way, stop at the Musée Dauphinois and delve into the temporary and permanent exhibits on the culture of the local people, exploring both archaeology and regional, rural, and industrial heritage.

Set out on foot or by bike to discover the thousand and one Street Art murals that decorate walls throughout the city. You won’t be able to resist this veritable open-air art gallery!

Local cuisine

Don’t miss a chance to try the delicious cuisine at Locafé . Specialising in vegan cooking, this restaurant offers gourmet dishes made with fresh products sourced from local and organic farmers. Delight your taste buds with cuisine that respects the produce and the planet!

Stop in at the restaurant Chez Jeanette to enjoy its authentic, seasonal fare. This trendy, modern bistro blends creativity with local products, most of which come from nearby organic farms. An absolute local delight!

Head towards the restaurant « Chez nous » for a taste of its fresh, elegant, and environmentally friendly cuisine. The restaurant’s chefs serve fresh seasonal products from local farms in a friendly, natural, and homely setting.

Chez Jeanette
Halles Sainte-Claire

Local shopping

Take the time to visit this indispensable destination for Dauphinois gastronomy: the Marché des Halles Sainte-Claire . Inside the historic building of this covered market you’ll find fresh, quality products. The perfect opportunity to fill up your suitcase with some regional specialities!

At the Grenoble Alpes Tourism Office Boutique, delve deeper into the Grenoble experience with a selection of exclusive local products reflecting the region's know-how.

Come and enjoy the friendly and magical holiday atmosphere at the Grenoble Christmas Market!
From local products to crafts to gourmet treats, let the 65 artisan vendors inspire you to find the perfect gift for yourself or for others! With handcrafted jewellery, wooden toys, sweets and local specialities, there’s bound to be something for everyone!

A Grenoble-style night out

Just a few minutes from the city centre by tram, you can enjoy the warmth of the craft brewery and pub Une Petite Mousse , open since 2013. This friendly spot favoured by locals will get you in a festive mood, and your taste buds will soon be dancing with delight over its multi-award-winning beers!

Are you a music lover? The party continues just a few metres away at la Belle Electrique . Grenoble’s landmark entertainment venue proposes varied concerts every weekend which are sure to make your evening a memorable one.

Is the theatre more your style? There’s nothing like spending an entertaining evening at la Comédie de Grenoble , which offers side-splitting shows suited for both younger and older audiences! (only in french)

Concert at the Belle Electrique © Urope