City living in the heart of the Alps

Grenoble Alpes is located at the crossroads of three mountain ranges. Residents enjoy an uncommon combination of city living and easy access to 34 ski resorts, three natural parks, 5,000 kilometers of marked hiking trails, and a hundred lakes and rivers.

Nature lovers and thrill seekers will find a full range of outdoor activities from the tame to the extreme less than an hour from the city center.

From skiing and hiking to climbing and paragliding, the local area is replete with outdoor options. Grenoble hosted the 1968 Winter Olympics, and nearby St. Hilaire du Touvet is one of the world’s leading paragliding sites.



The city also offers a rich cultural calendar, a number of arts festivals, several performance venues, and the prestigious Musée de Grenoble with one of France’s best art collections anywhere outside of Paris. The local school system is also excellent, achieving top national rankings. Around 1,500 students attend the city’s international primary, middle, and high schools.




Grenoble is also well-connected to major transportation networks, with motorway links to Lyon, Geneva, and Marseille, a high-speed train service to Paris (3 hours) and Brussels (5 hours), and direct highway access to three international airports.

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