Grenoble city life
Grenoble has a rich history, dating back all the way to Antiquity. This has left the modern city with many heritage sites and landmarks which still attract tourists:
- La Bastille Fortress
- Palace of the Parliament of Dauphiné
- Grenoble-Bastille Cable Car
- Museum of Grenoble
- Grenoble Archaeological Museum
- Grenoble Cathedral
Situated between several mountainous, Grenoble is the ideal destination for those interested in winter sports, hiking, mountain climbing, bike riding and outdoor aerobics. The great combination between natural beauty and historical heritage makes Grenoble a very popular tourist destination and it provides tourists, residents and international students with a multitude of restaurants, bars, pubs and art galleries for leisure activities. Being a former host of the 1968 Winter Olympics, Grenoble maintains the sporting infrastructure in place, allowing a good quality setting for both amateurs and professionals.
International atmosphere in Grenoble
Grenoble is a very diverse city, mainly thanks to its booming economy, which has attracted foreign workers and international students from Europe and beyond. The majority of foreigners in Grenoble are from French-speaking countries in Africa, the Middle East, South-East Asia and Europe itself. Almost everyone speaks French, but English is also widely accessible due to the influx of British workers and international students coming from the U.S.
The climate in Grenoble is fairly humid, with an average of 934.3 mm (36.783 inches) of precipitations annually. The average summer temperature is 26.9 °C (80.4 °F) in July, while the mean temperature for winter is 5.9 °C (42.6 °F) in January.