With summer just around the corner, are you looking for a destination away from the crowds and crowded sites? Grenoble Alpes is the destination for you. Lovers of peace and quiet, adrenaline junkies, festival-goers, gourmets, budding historians... Each type of person reflects an aspect of the region.
Paddle in the heart of the city
Looking for thrills while cooling off and exploring a different side of Grenoble? Embark on a trip down the Isère in a canoe!
Discover the city in a fun and original way by trying out one of the canoe trips offered by Aviron Grenoblois: cultural, night-time, accompanied or self-guided... Choose the trip that suits you best.
Try canyoning at Furon
Grenoble Alpes is the ideal spot to try your hand at canyoning. Just a stone’s throw from the city, enjoy the thrills of the Furon Canyon, reputed to be the most beautiful in the Vercors! Suitable for all levels, the course alternates between easy and more challenging sections with jumps, slides and even a zip line.
Please note: a supervisor is required for this activity.
Enjoy a local beer on the terrace
The Grenoble way of life also means taking the time to relax on the terrace and enjoy a refreshing local beverage. Try the delicious craft beers fromBrasserie Neptune , PTITLABO at la Bonne Fabrique and Beer Square , comfortably seated outside with a view of the mountains.
Try homemade ice creams
During a gourmet summer break, there’s nothing like a delicious local homemade ice cream to cool you down. The legacy of a long history of migration, this icy treat can be found in all its forms in Grenoble Alpes.
Discover our top 5 home-made ice creams in Grenoble
Visit an urban united farm
You’re not dreaming, it’s a farm... right in the heart of the city! Mille Pousses is an urban farm combining local food production, agroecology and access to employment for people in difficulty. You can buy edible flowers, vegetable baskets and microgreens to try your hand at gardening and add a little flavour to your meals.
Tip : Order your product directly online !
Discover the Château de Sassenage
Become a lord or lady of the manor when you visit the Château de Sassenage ! Proudly perched at the foot of the mountains, this vast 1665 residence and its magnificent grounds dotted with two-hundred-year-old trees are an invitation to think and relax. In summer, take advantage of guided tour of the chateau and magical tours for families, putting yourself in the shoes of a child in the time of the lords and ladies of the manor.
Tip : The château is easily accessible by public transport from Grenoble city centre with M'TAG.
TRAM A direction Fontaine-La Poya to the terminus, then BUS 20 direction Veurey-Voroize - stop Château de Sassenage.
Slepp in a yurt
Spend an unusual and unforgettable night in the Vercors, at the Domaine du Rocher Saint-Loup . Treat yourself to a complete change of scenery in the heart of nature, in this serene setting surrounded by greenery and which can only be accessed on foot. Fitted out with comfortable, inviting furniture, the yurts have a cosy living space and panoramic views over the region... A real little corner of paradise!