Visit Grenoble - Best of Grenoble

It’s been said that Grenoble is the capital of the French Alps. It is at the very least, the walnut capital. Crossed by two rivers, this 2000+ year old city packs a great nature vs man vibe, in that you’re never too far away from either the city or natural beauty. It’s surrounded by high mountains that make for great hiking in the summer and for even better skiing in the winter. It’s a major scientific centre with institutes like the European Synchotron Radiation Facility, the Institut Laue-Langevin, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and Nuclear Energy Commission making their home there. It’s a major student town too, and that helps because it’s student prices for everything! And thanks to that, it has a brilliantly diverse ethnic population.

Destinations around Grenoble:

  • Moucherotte
  • Chamrousse
  • Annecy

Grenoble Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Grenoble tips for your visit

  • Avoid the Villeneuve and Village Olympique  at night.
  • Beware of pick pockets and bike theft.

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Facts and Stats for Grenoble*

  • Pollution Statistics in Grenoble

    Know the pollution level of Grenoble before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 53.95 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 67.31 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 32.69 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 35.94 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 30.77 (Low)
  • Grenoble: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Grenoble for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Grenoble.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 60.42 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 39.58 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 62.5 (High)
    • Drug offense 69.79 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 30.21 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 51.04 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 68.75 (High)
  • Living in Grenoble - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Grenoble is 165.94 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 42.03 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 81.62 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 49.35 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.46 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.32 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 89.58 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.28 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 102.04 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Grenoble

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Grenoble

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.62 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 108.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 89.77 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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