Grenoble Travel Guide

Edit This The best resource for sights, hotels, restaurants, bars, what to do and see
Square - Grenoble CBD

Square - Grenoble CBD

Jay Forster

Located in the French Alps, the city of Grenoble offers a wide variety of places to visit, ranging from ski slopes to museums to historic ruins. Since the system of Grenoble Transportation is vast, visitors will have no trouble getting around in this historic city. It is a modern city in terms of its forms of transportation, allowing an array of options to choose from depending on visitors' preferences, including, trams, buses, cars, taxis and bicycles.

Trams and Buses


The city proper has an extensive public transportation system consisting of 4 tram lines and 26 bus lines. Prices are reasonable and can be purchased in lots of 10 for a discounted rate. Many of the buses and the entire tram network are handicap accessible.

Bicycles


Despite the primarily mountainous region that surrounds Grenoble, the city itself is quite flat, allowing for easy bicycle riding as an ideal form of transportation. Bike rental is available at the train station for daily or weekly rates. There are marked bike routes following the paths of the Isere River and the Drac River allowing visitors to get out and see the sites while getting some exercise.

Car

If visitors prefer to travel by car, there are a few options available, including taxis that serve the city itself, as well as the suburbs. If traveling by car, be sure to avoid rush hour traffic, in which traffic jams can last as long as an hour. Travelers can also rent a vehicle via car club rental, but the minimum duration is 3 months so this is only a good option if visitors are staying in the area for an extended trip.

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: wikipedia

Contributors

August 02, 2006 change by giorgio

February 19, 2010 change by meagan michi

February 23, 2010 change by ctanios

Where World66 helps you find the best deals on Grenoble Hotels