Grenoble and the Alps - my impressions of the city

This fall we were lucky to visitthe beautiful city of Grenoble (Grenoble), take a walk through its ancient streets and pamper your eyes with beautiful views of the mountains that simply climb into the city from any side, wherever you look. As a friend living there aptly noted, it’s very difficult to get lost in Grenoble, because wherever you are, there are mountains everywhere and they are different, so it’s very easy to navigate by them.

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Grenoble and the French mountains

Grenoble and the French mountains

The French mountains in Grenoble are visible wherever you look.

The French mountains in Grenoble are visible wherever you look.

French mountains in Grenoble

French mountains in Grenoble

French mountains in Grenoble

French mountains in Grenoble

And one of the main characters andThe attractions of Grenoble are considered to be a teleferik funicular, built among the first in Europe Its unofficial name is much simpler and simpler - eggs. On this cable car you can climb to the fortifications of the 19th century - Bastillefrom where incredible panoramas of the city are opened.

Teleperic Grenoble and the French Alps

Teleperic Grenoble and the French Alps

View from Bastille, panorama of Grenoble

View from Bastille, panorama of Grenoble

Grenoble is framed on three sides by FrenchAlps: Chartreuse Ridge (Chartreuse) comes from the north, Beldon (Belledonne) in the east and Vercors in the west. And while this city is considered the flattest city in Europe, according to some sources on the Internet. Amazing right?

And around Grenoble, a lot of good and enoughsimple ski slopes. I went to the mountains for a walk in those places, of course, did not try to ride there, because it was in the fall and at that time only the very first snow fell.

Ski lift in the french alps

Ski lift in the french alps

Ski lift in the french alps

Ski lift in the french alps

In the french alps

In the french alps

Due to the fact that Grenoble surround the Alps of France, it is not possible to expand in breadth. As locals said, this city is considered one of the most expensive in terms of renting housing.

Loved the trams here - I called themcaterpillars from the future. Riding down the street is such a long streamlined shape thing with a licked face, well, just like a living one! Ticket to the tram can be bought at any stop in a special machine, and everywhere (at least where I saw it) is displayed on a special display when the next tram arrives - it is very convenient.

Tram grenoble

Tram grenoble

Scoreboard at tram stop

Scoreboard at tram stop

Tram Ticket Vending Machines

Tram Ticket Vending Machines

In Grenoble, a lot of attention is paiddisabled people, the entire infrastructure of the city is thought out so that it is convenient for them, and special places in transport, trams without steps, convenient arrivals and congresses, etc.

Entrance to the Grenoble tram

Entrance to the Grenoble tram

Inside the Grenoble Tram

Inside the Grenoble Tram

Grenoble is adapted to cycling, everywhere there isbicycle paths, there are many people on bicycles (and sometimes those that we have not seen!) How I like that cycling is so developed here!

Designation of bike paths in Grenoble

Designation of bike paths in Grenoble

Bike rental in Grenoble

Bike rental in Grenoble

Cyclist grenoble

Cyclist grenoble

Grenoble Elderly Cyclist

Grenoble Elderly Cyclist

There are such cyclists in Grenoble

There are such cyclists in Grenoble

Pizza delivered on scooters

Pizza delivered on scooters

There are a lot of cafes on the streets, however, this phenomenonnot only Grenoble is inherent, but here they are found different, even very small at 1-2 tables and most often almost empty. Maybe, of course, I was so lucky and I just walked the streets at the wrong time to catch a lot of people here.

Cafe in Grenoble and the French Mountains

Cafe in Grenoble and the French Mountains

And on the streets there are platforms witha special filler to make it where you walk your pets. Nicely! True, the approach of such a corner is felt long before you see it - by smell, although they are cleaned once a day, it seems.

Special corner for dog needs

Special corner for dog needs

In one place you can find very colorful, interesting graffiti. As our friend explained to us, this city council specifically asked artists to paint this place. And why did I forget ...

Graffiti on the streets of Grenoble

Graffiti on the streets of Grenoble

Graffiti on the streets of Grenoble

Near the Grenoble train station,which is combined with the bus station and is located in the center of the city, there is a funny fountain, the water from which flows directly onto the asphalt under it, you have no special fences and pools.

Signpost to the Grenoble train station and the French Alps

Signpost to the Grenoble train station and the French Alps

Fountain near the station Grenoble

Fountain near the station Grenoble

Grenoble Railway Station

Grenoble Railway Station

Grenoble is famous for its large numberuniversities, but to get though in one of them, unfortunately, did not work. And there are a lot of young people in the city, although I did not see her at all under favorable circumstances. Apparently, at that time there was some kind of holiday, and in the evenings in the city center in the cafes it was very noisy, loud, and it seemed to us, even a bit aggressive, although no one touched me. It was dark, but it seemed that the number of drunk and merry Arab youth was a lot. I did not photograph them. Here is a photo of just the evening and night Grenoble.

Night grenoble

Night grenoble

Night grenoble

Night grenoble

Grenoble at night

Grenoble at night

Grenoble at night

Grenoble at night

Almost every morning I went to beingnearby pastry bakery to enjoy fresh pastries, which could not but affect my figure. But I could not refuse these goodies! And yet, I looked at the Russian Store once, but the prices there were not at all, apparently because almost all the products were made in Germany, although the names were written in Russian. Much of what I saw there on the shelves, in Russia, I have never met, funny.

Grenoble Bakery Shop

Grenoble Bakery Shop

Russian shop in Grenoble

Russian shop in Grenoble

And once I even went to the local market andon my own, just like a real Grenoblets, I bought vegetables there. Sellers smile, explain something, even if you do not understand, tell something about themselves, ask about you. And all without haste, without fuss, without aggression. And it's not “guests from the Yugs” who sell, but simply local farmers!

Market in Grenoble

Market in Grenoble

Overall, I really liked Grenoble, heIt seemed clean and tidy, although some say that the city is dirty. Maybe me he won because of the fact that, in this town, "every street ends with the mountain," as Stendhal said.

Every street in Grenoble ends in a mountain

Every street in Grenoble ends in a mountain

Every street in Grenoble ends in a mountain

Every street in Grenoble ends in a mountain

Every street in Grenoble ends in a mountain

Every street in Grenoble ends in a mountain

On the street of Grenoble you can meet such beauty

On the street of Grenoble you can meet such beauty

Park in Grenoble

Park in Grenoble

Here are such in Grenoble there are courtyards

Here are such in Grenoble there are courtyards

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