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Plan your trip to GrenobleGrenoble, self styled “Capital of the Alps”, sits in southeast France in the Rhône Alps region. Pick up your Avis hire car from one of our local rental stores and explore.
Located at the intersection of the Drac and Isère rivers, Grenoble is a lively university town with a great food scene and exciting nightlife. It’s also a mecca for outdoor sports enthusiasts and played host to the Winter Olympics in 1968. With 20 resorts, including world renowned extreme sports centre Chamonix on its doorstep, there’s plenty of choice.
For a dash of culture head to the Musée de Grenoble. Home to a broad collection of early 20th-century works by artists such as Giacometti and Magritte, the wonderful light-filled building is an attraction in itself.
If you’re looking for a more contemporary take on art head to Le Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain. This huge warehouse, designed by Gustave Eiffel, plays host to many contemporary exhibitions, many of which are designed to complement the cavernous interior.
The Fort de la Bastille, built to defend France against the Duchy of Savoy, sits atop the limestone outcrop that dominates Grenoble and is well worth a look. From February to December the cable car Grenoble-Bastille leads directly from the south bank of the Isère to the fortress. Visitors can explore the historic site, follow the various walking trails or simply enjoy the views across Grenoble and out over the river plains.
Road trips from GrenobleGrenoble is well positioned to explore the wider Rhône Alps region. Pick up your Avis hire car from one of our locations and head out into the picturesque countryside that surrounds the city.
At just over an hour’s drive north via the A48 and A43, culinary capital of the world Lyon, is a must for food lovers. Visit a Lyonnaise bouchon (local restaurant) where the distinctive red and white table cloths groan with local dishes including a variety of sausages. Bordered by two of France’s best-known winemaking regions, Beaujolais to the north and Côtes du Rhône to the south, Lyon showcases some of France’s best wine. You could be one of the first to try the year’s Beaujolais Nouveau if you visit in late November; it’s released on the third Thursday every year at precisely 12.01 am.
Head north on the A41 to the spa town of Aix-les-Bains, known locally as Aix. Set on the banks of Lake Bourget, Aix sits on the edge of the Parc Naturel Régional du Massif des Bauges, a nature reserve perfect for walking, cycling and exploring. There are numerous wine producing villages within easy reach or if you simply want to relax head for one of the waterside beaches that surround the lake.
Not so much a destination more of a journey, route Napoléon is recognised as one of Europe’s best driving roads. Heading out of Grenoble on the D1075 then on to the N85, the route takes you on a scenic journey to Grasse, 150km away on the south coast. Tracing Napoléon’s historic march as you head up into the Alps, you’ll pass through picturesque villages with stunning mountain views at every turn.
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The moment you arrive at your location, we’ve got you covered. Whether you fancy a cute compact for an urban jaunt, an elegant saloon for a business trip or a spacious people carrier for a family holiday, your perfect vehicle is standing by.
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