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Bastille, Grenoble

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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 road till Bastille is really nice.Either you take the stairs or on the forest alley at the end you will have an amazing view of Grenoble and the beautiful surrounding mountains.Really have to clim...  more »
  • A must-do for the visitor to Grenoble. You can drive up (single track) or walk up if energetic, or take the bubble cable car. Superb views from the top with informative explanations.  more »
  • interesting great ride both historical for the beautiful panoramas over the Vercors and Belledonne. a clear day Mont Blanc is also visible. You can access current. For the less active, the "bubbles" provide access to the bar/restaurant. Then possibility to walk to the mount Jalla, or a little longer, to mount Rachais. Provide sneakers.
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  • Single room: €50 (2008), including shower or bath, toilet. The hotel has a lift.