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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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  • Super cool nice place beautiful view nickel again with family or friends we go back super
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  • Whether to watch the scenery stunning friends to pass or to stretch the legs a Sunday of idleness, the Bastille is always a good plan. Today, we got bubble and after taking the formula of the day (€13 dish + coffee) at the restaurant, which is adjacent to the arrival of the cable car, we went back down quietly feet. All ages and all styles intersect on the trails and the (many) stairs that connect the fortress of the Bastille to the docks of the river Isère. It took us 5 minutes to mount and 3/4 of an hour to go down quietly under the Sun.
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  • Running down for the top of Bastille overlooking Grenoble is a great experience.You might first want to take the cable car to enjoy the view of the mountains surrounding the town, this will take you o...  more »
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  • Single room: €50 (2008), including shower or bath, toilet. The hotel has a lift.