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Bastille, Grenoble

Categories: Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
A fortress perched at a vantage point 476 m (1,561 ft) above sea level, Bastille is the most-visited attraction in Grenoble. It is a monumental trek up a steep hill, but you'll be rewarded with a view that Stendhal said, “I haven't the strength to describe..." Alternatively, take a cable car running from Grenoble’s center. Inside the fortress, exhibits honor those who fought. Names of lost heroes can be found throughout, such as at Belvédère Vauban (Vauban Viewpoint) and the Lesdiguières Room. Look for the manmade caves overlooking Grenoble; once part of a defense strategy, they now offer a striking image. Concerts and events fill the fortress all year long.  Work out when and for how long to visit Bastille and other Grenoble attractions using our handy Grenoble trip itinerary builder.
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  • We visited the Bastille last week, we took the cable car, this is the best way to climb the mountain because the balls have a beautiful view of Grenoble. It is fantastic to relax and to learn the history of the Bastille Fort.
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  • We arrived in Bastille via the cable cars from Grenoble. It was a very hot, clear sunny day. There's a small café which has some basic snacks and drinks. I saw two museums near the cable car station -...  read more »
  • To make the accrobastille for € 30. Friendly and nice view in the late afternoon. Nocturne from Tuesday evening.
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  • Single room: €50 (2008), including shower or bath, toilet. The hotel has a lift.
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