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Mountains surround Grenoble, making the climate of this city hotter during the months of May through August and chilly from October to February. The summer months experience temperatures in the region of 9-27°C, whereas winter temperatures range from -1 to 17°C.
For snow sports enthusiasts, the best months to visit are October through February, when this skiing mecca is in top form. Flights to Grenoble and accommodation rates are usually more expensive during this time, too, as winter games like ice hockey attract visitors during the cold months.
From May through August, tourists book flights to Grenoble to enjoy the lakes and mountains under the sun. This is another popular time in the city, so expect flights to Grenoble and hotel rates to be at a premium.
The shoulder season months of March and April may be the best bet for finding cheap flights to Grenoble.
Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, best known as a gateway to the famed Alps. It sits on the junction of the rivers Drac and Isere (“the lion and the serpent”) at the base of the French Alps, surrounded by mountain chains with Italy to the east and Switzerland to the north. It is a heavenly destination for hikers, climbers and divers, and as one might expect, winter sports are a big draw for Grenoble. An even bigger draw? The sweeping views of the Alps seen from almost every corner of every the city.
The city is famous for its natural beauty, but it isn’t the only reason why tourists book flights to Grenoble. The cosmopolitan city is renowned for its universities and research institutes, as well, and Grenoble hosts a large number of foreign students and scientists in its visitor-friendly atmosphere.
Beside the natural beauty and educational institutions, Grenoble is a city of ancient history and modern technologies. Museums, cafes and restaurants are scattered all around the city. Visitors have no difficulty in finding fine dining options with beautiful landscape to enjoy, while the Museum of Grenoble welcomes more than 200,000 visitors each year because of its extensive art collection.
People in love with ancient history and archeology find plenty to enjoy in the city. Grenoble’s art and history museums showcase a wealth of treasures from the arts and the region’s ancient civilizations. Plus, a number of grand palaces and towering churches enhance the beauty of the city. Cable cars up the mountainsides provide a better view of this spectacular scene.
There are plenty of public transportation options for visitors in Grenoble. Buses, trams, taxis and cars make it simple to go around the city. Bicycles are available to hire, also, and there are many rental spots all over the city. Walking is also an option to enjoy the beauty of the city.
Grenoble Isere Airport (GNB) is a small airport about 25 miles (42km) from the city, normally busiest during skiing season. Airport shuttles, taxis and car hire are available for getting between Grenoble Isere Airport and the city centre.