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“Great afternoon walk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bastille

Bastille
Quai Stephane Jay, 38000 Grenoble, France (Saint-André)
04 76 44 33 65
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Ranked #3 of 25 Attractions in Grenoble
Type: Historic Sites, Parks, Lookouts, Cultural
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Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France
2 reviews
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“Great afternoon walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I recommend not taking the cable car, not because it is bad, but because there is alot that you will miss out on.
There are multiple paths to get up the Bastille and each one has a different scenery, and viewing points of the city. At the top there are a few vending machines and a museum with a gift shop, and there is the best view of Grenoble you can get without a helicopter.

Visited December 2014
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“Wonderful view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Elwe came to grenoble on dec/2014 and there is almost no snow. From the Bastille you can see all the white tops of the mountains and the view is amazing. Just €7,00 return tickets for the bubble and I think the view from the the top is really worth.

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“Best way to discover Grenoble - from the top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The trip up is a treat in itself: using the gondola you start by flying over the river then over the right bank part of the city and then up up up the mountain...
The "bubbles" as we Grenoble people affectionately call them, are 360° see through, so if you are scared of heights you may want to close your eyes for a while, but this would be a pity.
Then you get to the nicely renovated to station, and from there, you have a breathtaking view of the whole city, over 240°. Climb on top of the building on the right hand side when you arrive (over the restaurant) - stairs + elevator available - to have an even clearer view, and explanatory boards. You can see the fortifications, and several paths will lead the more adventurous further into the mountain - or back down to the city (of course you can also ride the "bubbles" down. (By the way, you can also walk up, and then the access is free)
My favorite time of day to go is around sunset, as you can see the sun go down behind the Vercors mountains and see the city lights come alive in the magic "blue hour". Early morning is a good option as well. Mid-day is not quite as striking as, especially in winter, you have the sun right in front of you (the Bastille is more or less facing South).
Highly recommended. Enjoy!

Visited November 2014
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“And with music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Interesting museum and some musicians rehearsing when we were there ... tiring climb but that could have been down to heavy lunch

Visited October 2014
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“Great place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went up cable cars twice to see this, the views were amazing we had such lovely weather could see Mont Blanc and surrounding mountains.
Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2014
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