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Grenoble also has a little landing-strip (900 m) in the village of Le Versoud (15km away): [http://www.aeroclubdauphine.asso.fr/html/2_club/lieux/LeVersoud.html]
Several high speed trains (TGV) from SNCF [http://www.voyages-sncf.com/] link '''Paris''' to Grenoble directly every day, for a three-hours trip of 640 km. Full price is about €70 for a one-way ticket. Young people and students will be entitled to a découverte discount which can reduce ticket prices by 25%. Those staying for more than a few months and/or planning to travel by train a lot are advised to purchase a 12-25 card (€50) which gives 25 to 50% discounts.
Hourly trains link [[Lyon]] (Part-Dieu station) to Grenoble, from 5:30 am to midnight (5am to 10pm from Grenoble to Lyon). This takes around an 1h15 to 1h30 with the TER (regional trains) [http://www.ter-sncf.com/UK/rhone-alpes/default.htm]. Full price is
TER trains also link the city to Geneva in Switzerland (2h), to southern Alps (Gap, Sisteron) and to Valence (1h) where you can change for the TGV to Southern-France.
===Trams and buses===
[[Image:Tramway-grenoble.jpg|thumb|tramway in Grenoble]]
Four tram lines cross the town with services every few minutes (less frequent on Sundays or at night) and an extensive bus network operates within the city itself, the suburbs and villages further out. Individual tickets cost around €1.
Information can be found at Semitag [http://www.semitag.com/] and maps at Maps Semitag [http://www.sedeplacer-tag.fr/index.php?id=160] (in French).
Despite its mountainous surroundings, Grenoble itself is one of the flattest cities in Europe, so cycling is an easy way of getting around. Pleasant recreational cycle routes follow the Drac and Isere rivers. An old bicycle track along the Isère river passes in front of the town centre, and the main boulevards have dedicated cycle lanes. Bicycles are allowed on some smaller streets, but riders often have to use the same lane as buses.
It is possible to rent bicycles for a day, a week or longer at the railway station and other ''MetroVelo'' offices- around €5 a day and about 15/20€ per month. For more information: métro-vélo [http://www.metrovelo.fr/metro-velo-uk.php].
* '''Musée De L'Ancien Eveché''' [http://www.ancien-eveche-isere.fr/], 2, rue Très Cloître (tel. (+33) 4 76 03 15 25, fax (+33) 4 76 03 34 95). Open every day from 9h to 18h except Tuesday (13h30 to 18h00) and on Sunday (10h00 to 19h00). Admission is free. The museum is housed in the former bishop's palace on Place Notre Dame. It displays objects and pieces of art narrating the history of the Isère region and its people from Prehistoric times up to the present. Under the museum is an archaeological crypt; the remains of the city's Roman walls and and a remarkable 4th Century baptistry, discovered during work on tram line B, are not to be missed. Ask for a free audioguide (French or English) at reception.
* '''Museum of Resistance and Deportation''' [http://www.resistance-en-isere.
* '''Musée Archéologique de Grenoble''' [http://www.musee-archeologique-grenoble.
* '''Saint-Louis Church''' (place Victor Hugo, tramway A, B, buses 3, 13, 33, 34)
*The '''Museum of French Revolution''' [http://www.musee-revolution-francaise.fr/] installed in the castle of Vizille, place Liberation (tel. (+33) 4 76 68 07 35, fax (+33) 4 76 68 08 53). A little city about 14 km in south of Grenoble.
*The '''little train of La Mure''' [http://www.trainlamure.com/pages/en/6/chemin-de-fer-de-la-mure.html] A travel with 18 tunnels and a spectacular view on the river Drac and the dam of Monteynard. Saint-Georges-de-Commiers, 17 km from Grenoble.
*'''Musée Hydrelec''' in the massif of Oisans, about 45 km in south of Grenoble. Hydro generating station near a big dam (Grand'Maison). [http://www.musee-hydrelec.fr/] (in French)
[[Image:Gare d'arrivee des bulles de Grenoble.JPG|thumb|cable car on top of Bastille]]
[[Image:Grenoble - La Fontaine du Lion.jpg|thumb|Fountain of lion - Grenoble]]
* '''The cable car''' (French: ''téléphérique''), Quai Stéphane Jay (''if you're walking, follow the Isère in the direction of the center of the town until you see the cables, you cannot miss them''), (+33) 4 76 33 44 44 (''fax: (+33) 4 76 51 61 49, [email protected]''). Closed for 3 weeks in January. Otherwise open every day, 10h45-18h30 in winter and up to 9h15-00h15 in summer. The cable car is the easiest way to see the town from above, and the trip in the plastic bubbles is impressive. At the summit (some 260 m above the town) is a 19th-century fortress, ''La Bastille''. When you arrive at the top, you can explore the fortifications, have a meal or light refreshments, follow winding paths further up the mountainside or simply enjoy the view (on a clear day Mont Blanc is visible in the distance). If you take the path (GR9) to the rear of the Bastille, you can walk approx 20-30 mins further up to Mont Jalla to get an even better view, where there is a memorial to the mountain troups who fought in WWII and a monument erected on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Grenoble (1944). You can also walk up to the Bastille via one of several paths or go by car from the city of La Tronche. Paths start from the Fountain of lion on the East side, (this path is called ''Montée Chalemont'') or a park on the West, near the large arch (called ''Jardin des Dauphins'').
[[Image:Grenoble.jpg|thumb|View to the Massif of Belledonne]]
* With three mountain ranges on the doorstep, '''Hiking''' and '''climbing''' are very popular. The place to start is the Maison de la Montagne (3, rue Raoul Blanchard), where you can browse maps and helpful staff (several English-speakers) can help you choose a route according to your level of fitness and the time you have on hand. For short walks around the city, ask for the "Carte des Sentiers Sipavag" (a free hiking map) at the Tourism Office (4, rue de la République) or Maison de la Montagne [http://www.maison-montagne.com/], close to the Hubert Doubedout tram station. Also look for the "Guides des Balades" at the TAG office (in the same building of the Tourism Office)- a nice add-on to the Sipavag map which lists a number of parks and hikes you can reach with public transportation. The new edition for 2007 includes over 50 different walks, from half-hour strolls to full-day hikes. You will also find suitable maps at any bookshop; the best ones are published by the IGN (National Geographic Institute) and Didier Richard.
* For street shopping, stop at Victor Hugo tramway station (tramway A or B). The tramway station is next to Place Grenette, which is the center of the city. This area is largely pedestrianized. Small, winding streets house many boutique-style shops, chain-store outlets, traditional French cafés and all the usual city centre paraphernalia.
* The markets. There are several daily food markets in the city centre. The most centrally located, are at Sainte-Claire Les Halles (near the Cathedral) which has a covered food hall (housing cheese and butchers' stalls) as well as the outdoor fruit and vegetable market, and Place aux Herbes. Watch out for the grape-stealing pigeons - a great favorite with children but detested by the stall-holders! The best market is probably L'Estacade, under the elevated railway tracks next to Cours Jean Jaures.
If you'd like to have an extensive eatery guide with you on your travels, The Guide du Dahu is probably the best restaurant guide to Grenoble. The work of 20 students of Grenoble business school, it includes 300 pages covering restaurants, bars, culture, sport and nightlife. €2.50 from tabacs and bookshops in the city. The ''Petit Futé'' [http://www.petitfute.com/] series also offers a Grenoble guide, which has an extensive list of restaurants and other businesses.
*'''Cadet Rousselle''', 3, rue Millet, tel. (+33) 4 76 46 02 24 has an excellent crêpe selection with prices for crêpes salés ranging from 4-9€.
*'''La Fondue''', 5 rue Brocherie, tel (+33) 4 76 15 20 72. Well known in the southeast of France and western Switzerland, fondue is a traditional dish during the wintertime. La Fondue restaurant serves traditional fondue (emmental and gruyere cheese) with mix ins as well as some non-traditional fondues (cheddar, for example).
* Boulangeries and Patisseries- these little bread and pastry bakeries not only have wonderful tarts and cakes, but they also sell small quiches, panini (grilled Italian sandwiches), and cold sandwiches. Grenoble is the walnut capital of France so look for small cakes (gateaux) with walnut cream, especially during the winter. Other specialties include Chartreuse (a herbal liquor traditionally made by the monks of Grande Chartreuse, a monastery high in the mountains about an hour from Grenoble).
*'''Auberge Napoléon''', 7 rue Montorge , Grenoble Tél. 04 76 87 53 64 , near the "jardin de ville"
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*'''Tulip Inn Hotel D'Angleterre''', 5 Place Victor Hugo. With rates €59 and up, this hotel is a great budget option in the center of the city.
*'''Hotel de l'Europe'''[http://www.hoteleurope.fr/
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*''' Hôtel Ibis Centre''', 5 rue de Miribel, Les Trois Dauphins, Place Félix Poulat, (+33) 4 76 47 48 49, [http://www.accorhotels.com/accorhotels/fichehotel/gb/ibi/0612/fiche_hotel.shtml].
The Drac is a small river and may appear harmless, but the level of water may change quickly, especially when the dam upstream releases water.
Avoid the Villeneuve area at night (the tram stops La Bruyère, Arlequin, and Grand'Place).
Be aware of pickpockets on the tram and bus lines; though petty theft is not common in Grenoble, it does exist.