The Grenoble city known as the “Capital of the Alps”. The city is located in southeastern France, at French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère. Located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère that is the important European scientific centre.  

The heart of the city will make your heart skip a beat, as you enter and enjoy the beautiful neverending natural and historical and all kinds of things according to the taste of peoples. The terraces of Place Saint André, opposite the old Parliament building, or stroll along with the fountains of Place Grenette and The sun-speckled atmosphere of Grenoble is the bigger fact that the city speaks about himself. Here we discuss some Grenoble facts.


The present name of the city is given in honour of the Roman emperor Gratian and the word derived from Gratianopolis.

Grenoble knows by heart neighboring snowy summits – and hosts a rich historical past too.

Could Grenoble’s pavement tell-they would speak about the city’s ramparts (3rd century), which remains are still visible in the old town?

Old stones remind about the terrifying Duke of Lesdiguières.

Old walls present at the centre of the city would share secrets belonging to Henry Beyle, whose pen name was Stendhal.

The old walls also tell how a breathtaking road (from Grenoble to South France) was named after Napoléon’s march back to Paris when the Emperor stopped in Grenoble.

The history continues to tell about their city while looking and visiting the streets and lanes in the old city or discovering the collections of 34 museums in and around Grenoble.


Country Belonging: France

 Region: Rhône-Alpes

Department: Isère

Gentile: Grenoblois 

Foundation Date: 43 BC

Altitude: 204 meters (minimum) and 475 meters (maximum) 

Population: 163.2 thousand inhabitants (2019 estimate) 

Area (in km²): 18.44 

Demographic density (inhabitants per km²): 9,066 (2019 estimate)

Main Economic Activities: industry, commerce, services and tourism.

Average annual temperature: 12 ° C

 Main river: Isère river

 Climate: sub-oceanic

 Annual rainfall index: 500 mm

 Time zone: UTC + 1


Bastille Cable Car

Verdun Square

Chapel of the Jesuits

Grenoble Velha

Saint-Laurent Walkway

Notre Dame cathedral

Church of São Luis

 Sainte-Marie-d’en-bas Theater

Alain Le Ray terrace

Former Museum-Library

Paul Mistral Park

List of pharmacies in town: 

Pharmacie Clairet Gambetta

Pharmacie de la Mandragore

Pharmacie de la Gare

Pharmacie de la Molière

Pharmacie Tourdjman

To find your nearest 24hr pharmacy in town visit:


By Choosing the Grenoble-Alpes Metropole, you can boost your trip in an exceptional ecosystem.

French rugby union club currently playing in Top 14, which is the highest level of the French league system.

Grenoble recently established an international school in the city that contains a large number of migrants moving to the city from North America and the UK.

Grenoble is, surrounded by four mountain ranges: the Vercors, Belledone, Chartreuse and Oisans and considered the most important European metropole in the heart of the Alps. 

Elected the world’s 5th most inventive city by Forbes

Grenoble benefits from a unique scientific attractiveness

It is1st in France for jobs in research and 2nd for engineering. Here more than 65,000 students including 9,000 international students join and 8 national research organizations so home of many multinationals institutions.

Whether you come by plane, train or car, Grenoble is connected to Europe and the world.

Grenoble have rich cultural and artistic heritage.

Nearly 90 congresses are held each year in Grenoble, in which 30 are internationals ones

So, Grenoble is the best place for your future seminars, congresses, and other professional events. If any of you are interested in holding such types of events in France, the Grenoble is the best place. 

Grenoble occupies a privileged place within the network of management education in France.

Grenoble have approximately 160,000 permanent residents

The sports stadium and the House of Culture are interesting and perfect examples of French architecture.

Grenoble, however, is known as a leading scientific research centre.

It is considered the home of a series of laboratories in both the public and private sectors, including the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility.

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