About the area:
The crystal-clear air, snow-capped mountains, green meadows and gentle streams of the French Alps provide the spectacular setting in Grenoble. Although located in the heart of the French Alps, Grenoble is the flattest city in Europe. It is small enough to feel like a town but large enough to offer all the amenities of a busy city.
Built on the banks of two alpine rivers, medieval buildings and cobbled streets give a romantic air to the older part of town, while museums, theaters, cultural festivals, cafés and bistros prove why Grenoble is the leading city in the region. From Grenoble, you have access to the miles of hiking trails, lakes and ski slopes that make the Alps famous. Four national parks, well-marked routes including the Grande Traversée des Alpes and sheltered huts for extended walks make this an ideal area for those who love the outdoors. In the winter you can cross country ski or race down Olympic slopes.