Sights of Grenoble - Bastille, Museum of Archeology

At the very foot of the French Alps is onetheir marvelous cities of France - Grenoble (Grenoble) - the capital of the department of Isere. Such its location contributes to the fact that the city is a favorite place for climbers who come here from many other countries of the world. Our impressions of Grenoble.

The climate of the area plays a significant role in this -moderately continental, where the temperature in winter does not fall below 10 degrees, and in summer rises no higher than 35. Grenoble, in the opinion of the French writer Stendhal, is a city where every street of it ends at the exit to the mountain peaks.

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A little history of Grenoble

In 1968, even the 10 Winter Olympics were held here.

The history of the formation of the city of Grenoble beginsas early as the 3rd century, during the time of the Roman Empire, when allobroges (representatives of the Celts) built the settlement “Kularo” on the site of the present city, changing its name to Gratsianopol (after the then Roman emperor) in the 4th century. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, the city was in the rule of the Burgundian kingdoms, which lasted until 1032, until the city became part of the Holy Roman Empire.

Teleperic Grenoble and the French Alps

Teleperic Grenoble and the French Alps

Sights of Grenoble

And only in 1349 this land was sold.France, becoming the center of the Dauphine (Dauphine), where it still exists, having survived, in its time, the French war with the Dukes of Savoy, the Italian wars and world wars, becoming a fortress and a springboard for the defenders of the Motherland. It is therefore not surprising that the sights of Grenoble city are, above all, a series of ancient fortifications (Bastille) at one of the peaks of the mountains, as well as the Grenoble Museum, which contains rare exhibits on the history of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Bastille of Grenoble

Bastille of Grenoble

Not to mention the Saint-Laurent Museum of Archeology, located in the Benedictine church, dating from the 12th century.

But not only military and archaeological heritagerich city. Today it is, above all, a scientific and university center. The city has 3 universities that occupy an honorable place in the overall ranking of all universities in the world. It:

- Technological and Medical University named after the famous French physicist and mathematician - Joseph Fourier;
- University of Humanities and Social Sciences named after French politician Pierre Mendes-France;
- University named after the world famous French writer Stendal.

It is impossible to ignore the Commissariat for Atomic Energy and the Laue-Langevin Institute, where the research nuclear reactor and the most powerful source of synchrotron radiation are located throughout the world.

Grenoble city far below

The city of Grenoble and its collider far below

If you are interested in the miraculous sights of Grenoble, then you need a direct road to the mountains. We went to a small one-day trekking in the alps and were very pleased. Beautiful views, sunrise on the mountains and clouds, fresh air, it is very difficult to forget.

Where to stay in Grenoble

Hotels in Europe are better to book in advance and Grenoble is no exception, therefore I will recommend you Hotel Lux or Hotel de l’Europe, one is cheaper, the other is more expensive, but both are good.

We in due time these hotels selected for ourselves, that was, where to stop. But in general, in Grenoble is full and other housing, to find the service is not a problem.

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