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Bastille, Grenoble
(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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  • The Bastille offers the best view of the city and hey met by cable car from Grenoble. It's worth the climb to see the mountains and the architecture of the region.
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  • Always a good time to admire the view of Grenoble is the best point of view and more we have the choice to access either get bubbles or you walk quietly by the way. Magical place and discover.
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  • A nice walk with feet, or an ascent by cable car, or car. Arrived at the top, enjoy a beautiful panorama of all of Grenoble and a splendid view over the surrounding massifs, especially the grandiose Belledonne chain on the right
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  • Single room: €50 (2008), including shower or bath, toilet. The hotel has a lift.