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Visit to Grenoble

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I arrived at Grenoble since Lyon by train In theory the journey takes about an hour but due to some problems in the rail network it took us more than two hours to arrive. Both cities are connected by trains almost every hour during the day and depart from the central station of Part Dieu in Lyon and from the only and central train station in Grenoble.


Grenoble is a relatively comfortable and small city to visit. It has about 160,000 inhabitants and is nestled in a beautiful valley where the mountains of the French Alps begin. The city has a good network of trams that cross the streets of the city. The ideal way to get around Grenoble is to walk or get on the tram. It is best to get a 10-ticket ticket and validate them before boarding the tram. It costs 13 euros while the single comes out for 1.60 euros.

The best visit in Grenoble is to pass the city and explore the mountains. Unfortunately, I did not have time to do it and I dedicated myself to take advantage of the few free hours to explore the city inside.

One of the most interesting visits in the city is to get on the Cableway and contemplate the city from the mountains. The cable car is located at Quai Stéphane Jay in the city center. It is an interesting trip through the air where you can see the city from about 260 meters high. In the same place stands La bastille; a fortress of the nineteenth century and one can walk and contemplate the place. The round trip ticket leaves for about 6 euros.

Inside the city is the park Paul Mistral. A huge green space that costs so much to see in the big cities. In it you will see children skating or playing; It doesn't matter if it's cold.

Between the museums that are located in the city include the Natural History museum, the Art Gallery with pieces by Picasso, one by Miro and another by Andy Wharhol, the Dauphinois museum that is located inside a beautiful convent and admission is free and the museum of L'Ancien Eveché; also free admission and inside you will contemplate pieces and objects of the history of the Isère region from Prehistory to our times. Just below the museum are the ruins of the city and its Roman past can be seen with its ancient wall.

In Place Saint Andre you will find the palace of Parliament. A 15th century building of sober and elegant Parisian style.

The small La Mure train It is one of the visits that I missed and, apparently, is highly recommended. It is a train journey through 18 tunnels with spectacular views of the Drac River and the Monteynard Dam. The trip goes to Saint Georges de Commiers which is about 20 kilometers away from the city of Grenoble. I do not know the prices but you can go to ask the tourist office of Grenoble that is located in the center of the city.

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