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Bastille

Quai Stephane Jay, 38000 Grenoble, France (Saint-André)
04 76 44 33 65
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Ranked #3 of 28 Attractions in Grenoble
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lookouts, Historic Sites, Parks
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped in Grenoble to take a rest break on our long drive down to the Pyrenees. Thanks to a quick consultation with Tripadvisor, we spent a great couple of hours up at the Bastille. The kids loved the relatively short but steep cable car journey up, over the river. Some great walks, a small but interesting exhibit about French... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

A very old monument at Grenoble. Use the Téléphérique to reach it, and enjoy the great view of Grenoble whiling going up and down. Great place to walk, after the visit, have lunch at the restaurant up there. A must visit when you go to Grenoble

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
87 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Numerous visits and we are still peeling back the layers of this wonderful city. Take plenty of time to explore its treasures - you won't be disappointed. Let the photos inspire you to take the funicular to the Bastille. The small cable car pods seat six and it's like being squeezed into a sardine can. However, it's worth the discomfort... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We took the gondola to the Bastille. Great views and explanation a out the local geology. We then walked to the summit where there is a memorial to alpine troops and spectacular panoramic views. We walked down to the town which involved lots of steps! Apparently there is a path down too.

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San Francisco, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We walked up, and the good thing about the walk is that there are so many different paths to choose from with great views at every rest spot. Les boules were also fun to ride in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We drove up the mountain, the Bastille itself is a relatively small fort on the very top of the mountain. The view from there is literally breathtaking and there is a lot of space to have walks, take picnic, there is even a restaurant. We didnt go on the Funiculaire, which goes down from the mountain, over the river and... More

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I know Grenoble very well! I usually go in Bastille for running and relaxing! In anytime is a superb place ! You will see all the mountains and city ! It has bars&restaurant and a lot of outdoor activities such as tyrolean and escalade ! You can go up to the hill by foot or by taking the cable car... More

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

You can take the cable car from alongside the river up to the Bastille or walk up the hill. We chose the cable car as the tickets were included in the room rate at our hotel. From the top of the Bastille, there are excellent views over the city of Grenoble.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Lovely panoramic view of the french alps! A litlle bit windy but relaxing view and moment. We highly recommend, it is a must when visiting Grenoble.

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Tabriz, Iran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

bastille ancient hill, a nice place to discover the Grenoble city. you can go by walk and also take a cable car. there are some good restaurant with local French foods. if you are in Grenoble please don't forgot to go there specially in the beginning of night in the summer time. by walk from city center it take about... More

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