Day trip to the French Alps Grenoble

Grenoble is an industrial city in which it livesa lot of Arabs with all the consequences. But! There are French mountains, and not one array. The whole city is in a valley, and is surrounded on all sides by the French Alps. That is why we really liked this place. You live like in a city, and like in the mountains, like in civilization, and wild nature is also nearby.

If you want to see mountain views, thenenough to get out of the house. And some of the local residents do not need to leave, for sure, everything is visible from the window. If you want to look at Grenoble from a height, then you can climb the Bastille fortress, from where beauty opens indescribable. Well, if trekking is hunting for a day or a weekend, or even for a week, then you need only an hour by car to drive to the beginning of the route. What we just did on one of the sunny autumn days.

Just imagine, you have a marchingmood, and there is a free weekend, and you do not have to wait for summer, or vacation, and also plan your trip in advance, buy train or plane tickets. Mountains, and not anyhow, but the French Alps, just an hour away ...

Early in the morning, when it was still dark, we with ourfrench friend set off. I thank him very much for bringing this wonderful place to us. The rise to the top of the mountain range took no more than an hour. Everywhere are placed pointers with the names of routes, peaks and distance to them. And the cleanliness around is amazing, especially after Gorny Altai with its crap trails. It's great that people here have already thought not to “shit” wherever they go.

We were a bit late for dawn, but this did not prevent us from enjoying the waking sun and Grenoble, lying far below, and shrouded in clouds.

Getting ready to shoot

Getting ready to shoot

We are above the clouds

We are above the clouds

French Alps Grenoble - at dawn

French Alps Grenoble - at dawn

Some towns are completely shrouded in fog

Some towns are completely shrouded in fog

Mountains like islands in a sea of ​​clouds

Mountains like islands in a sea of ​​clouds

We are above the clouds

We are above the clouds

Dawn in the mountains of Grenoble

Dawn in the mountains of Grenoble

French Alps Grenoble - Dawn

French Alps Grenoble - Dawn

French Alps Grenoble - Dawn

French Alps Grenoble - Dawn

French Alps Grenoble - Dawn

French Alps Grenoble - Dawn

Here on top, you can sit for a long time and admiremountain nature and magnificent peaks of the French Alps, but we went further, along the ridge and towards the city, to examine it closer and see Mont Blanc in the distance.

At the very top of such an oak

At the very top of such an oak

Trees grow straight on the stones

Trees grow straight on the stones

Around stones and rocks

Around stones and rocks

Benches in the mountains

Benches in the mountains

Sometimes there are views through the trees.

Sometimes there are views through the trees.

Around solid vertical cliffs

Around solid vertical cliffs

Grenoble City wakes up

Grenoble City wakes up

Grenoble Mountains

Grenoble Mountains

On the way, we met an elderly couple whooften do trekking. So nice to see pensioners with backpacks behind their backs and alpenstocks, overcoming another climb. And so sad for our, smoldering in apartments and fighting for pills in clinics.

Elderly people are trekking

Elderly people are trekking

The clouds have already cleared, the day has begun safely,and in bright colors and sunshine a view of the city of Grenoble appeared before us. That's just for the sake of this you can love the mountains, hiking, and nature. Man is not yet able to do something similar.

French Alps Grenoble

French Alps Grenoble

Grenoble city far below

The city of Grenoble and its collider far below

French Alps Grenoble

French Alps Grenoble

Enjoying mountain views

Enjoying mountain views

Snow peaks are visible from afar

Snow peaks are visible from afar

On top of the antenna and solar panels

On top of the antenna and solar panels

Steep cliffs of Grenoble

Steep cliffs of Grenoble

Grenoble Mountains

Grenoble Mountains

Stunning views of the french alps

Stunning views of the french alps

After a small picnic, we were poisoned home. It is a pity that we did not have a whole week to wander here. We have included the French Alps in the list of mountains that we definitely would like to visit more than once.

In winter it is a ski slope

In winter it is a ski slope

Hotels in Grenoble is better to book in advance, so I recommend you Logis Institut Hotel or Hotel de l’Europe, one is cheaper, the other is more expensive, but both are good.

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