There is not much talk about this homely French city, not much encouragement to go there, but for some it is a dream, and one cant help but wonder what its all about. This is the dream city of Grenoble, near the Alps Mountains. History says the city originated 2,000 years ago. Originally, it was a village called Cullero, and over time it became what is now Grenoble – the capital of the Department of Isère. Its advantageous location at the foot of the mountain massifs attracts a great number of alpinists from all over the world. And in 1968 the Winter Olympic Games were held in Grenoble. It is an admirable city with a rich history and culture, fascinated by the diversity of its architectural buildings, enclosed by mountains.
When talking about the citys attractions, the first thing to say is that the fortresses and defensive bastions at the top of the mountains have been erected for some time. True, many of the construction plans did not come to fruition, but that does not detract from tourist interest at all. There are several ways to get to the site: by car, by foot, and by cable car. If you choose to hike, there are three routes available, and it can take all day. Its even more interesting to visit the Castle on the canal road that connects the city and the top of the mountain. Note that it was the first city cable line in the world and was built in 1934, and was completely rebuilt in 1970. It is now a deserving drive, especially since the number of tourists has increased as a result. At the top of the hill, part of the cairn has been redesigned to house a cable car station and a rest stop where visitors can enjoy a view of the city.
The next step in the journey should be to the museums, which feature exhibits and displays on a variety of subjects: Archaeology, History, Art, Fine Art (paintings by Matthaisse, Picasso, Orchola), Traditional and Classical Art, Art Moderne, Science and Technology, and others. One shouldnt pass by the old Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Stendhal Museum, the Saint Laurent Church, where the Museum of Archaeology is housed; Its worth a stroll in the Parc de la Polje de la Mistral, as well as in the quaint alleys with their many antique and souvenir shops.
The city is rich in history and architecture, but today Granball is a city of science and students. It is home to three renowned universities that rank highly in the worlds university rankings. The leading areas of industry are: Machine building, light industry, paper industry, and chemical industry. In addition to all of the above, Grenoble is a center of nuclear research.
The cuisine of Grenoble deserves a special mention. Theres a wide variety of restaurants in the city, from small delicatessens and cafes to grand restaurants with a gastronomic vibe. Because there are so many foreigners visiting the city and working for companies in the city and the city, you can find Asian, Indian, Lebanese, Italian, and Russian restaurants. But the local cuisine is also rich and can boast its own «ts andraquo; grattan &nash; oven-baked potatoes in a sauce, or poulets with cheese and chickpeas, or sausages, or pierogi with herb-crusted lamb stuffing. The Grénébola is famous for its locally grown grenadines, which can be tasted year-round – fresh or dried.
And you can buy at all sorts of city and neighborhood markets, where youll always find something you can buy, something interesting, something anthropic.
Ã¢nable is a city that lives and wants to live, to work, to dream and to enjoy life.
- Air quality: 32 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 160,000 people
- GDP: $36,826 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 28 Mbps
- Best wireless: Orange
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: You can leave around 5-10 percent if you are very happy with your meal. This will be more than appreciated. Essentially tipping in France is more of a gesture, and less of an obligation. So, if you receive exemplary service then it is nice to leave a larger tip to demonstrate your appreciation.
- Apartment listings: ImmoStreet
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best coffee 24/7: Le Grand Hotel Grenoble Centre
- Best coffee: France Jardin du Th
- Best taxi: Uber
- Best coworking space: Co-work in Grenoble
- Online electronics shop: Amazon
- Best short-haul air carrier: British Airways
- Monthly costs for expat: $1700
- Monthly costs for family: $3800
- Monthly costs for local: $1100
- Meal: $15
- Small Cola: $2.5
- Beer 1 Pint: $7.5
- Coffee: $5
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