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 53.75 (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)
  • 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 49.14 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.93 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 58.62 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.38 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 49.14 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.93 (High)
    • Attacks 63.79 (High)
    • Drug offense 73.28 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.34 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 27.59 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 64.66 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 73.28 (High)
  • Living in Grenoble - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Grenoble is 161.08 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 39.4 (Low)
    • Climate Index 81.62 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 49.2 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.53 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.37 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 85.56 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.22 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 97.45 (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 12.43 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 117.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 90.46 USD

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

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