There is of course Grenoble, the famous “capital of the Alpes”. Grenoble and its mountains, its museum, its Bastille and its cable car known as the “bulles” (meaning “bubbles”, named for its round pods). With some 155,000 inhabitants, the prefecture of Isère is by far the largest and best-known commune of Isère.
A little further north, Vienne has no shortage of attractions. Museums, a Roman theatre and many historic monuments: so many places to explore with family or friends, for a weekend or an afternoon.
Lying at the foot of the pre-Alpine mountains of the Grande-Chartreuse, Vercors and Belledonne, Grenoble, Isère’s capital, audaciously mixes centuries of history with cutting-edge modernity.
This city offers many attractions in winter and summer.
If you’re interested in heritage or science and technology, it has seven museums for you. Welcoming and captivating, Grenoble awaits you!
The capital of the Alps and the Dauphiné is also a city of arts and ideas. Whether you’re admiring the view from the top of the Bastille or wandering where your fancy takes you, you’ll find no shortage of wonderful sights as you stroll through the maze of streets.
The old town offers real surprises, such as Notre Dame Cathedral and its amazing “ciborium”, the bustling market of Place Sainte-Claire, or the church of Saint André, where the remains of the knight Bayard are said to lie.
Before heading to the slopes of the nearby ski resorts, don’t leave town without a visit to the Museum of Grenoble. The wealth and intelligence of its collections place it among the greatest museums in Europe./// www.grenoble-tourisme.com/en/
Vienne the beautiful: the richness and diversity of its history earned Vienna the label of city of art and history. Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the historic centre, where reminders of the past are combined with an active commercial life and intense cultural activity, with its crowning glory being the International Jazz Festival (Jazz à Vienne in the first half of July).More than 2500 years of history to discover
Unique sites and Gallo-Roman monuments sit alongside a remarkable Renaissance and medieval heritage.
The Temple of Augustus and Livia, the Roman theatre, the Jardin de Cybèle gardens, Saint-André-le-Bas de Vienne and 12th-century cloister are some of the "gems" that will brighten up your visit.A gourmet’s paradise
Overlooking the vineyards of Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu, Vienne and Pays Viennois have witnessed the birth of “modern gastronomy” initiated by Fernand Point. This art of living can be enjoyed all year round./// en.vienne-tourisme.com