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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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  • Really enjoyable trip on the cable car up the mountain. Went up there about 4pm and was up there relaxing until about 7:20pm. Fantastic views of the Grenoble area. The Mountain Troop museum is great t...  more »
  • Obligatory stop on your visit to Grenoble, you will have a different view of the city...
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  • To relax with the family, take one walk for health or other the bastille is really a great place
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  • Single room: €50 (2008), including shower or bath, toilet. The hotel has a lift.