Grenoble Tourism

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

Essential travel information and Grenoble tips for your visit

  • Avoid the Villeneuve and Village Olympique  at night.
  • Beware of pick pockets and bike theft.
  • Know the pollution level of Grenoble before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 53.75 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 28.85 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 64.29 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 35.29 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 28.57 (Low)
  • How safe is Grenoble for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Grenoble.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 63.33 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 59.17 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 61.67 (High)
    • Attacks 64.17 (High)
    • Drug offense 74.17 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 27.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 65 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50.83 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 74.17 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Grenoble is 154.96 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 38.87 (Low)
    • Climate Index 81.62 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 49.2 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.63 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.79 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.39 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.7 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 91.62 (Moderate)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.31 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.94 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 94.58 USD

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

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