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Le Funiculaire de Saint-Hilaire du Touvet

1 Chemin du Polonais | Lumbin, 38660, Grenoble, France
+33 4 76 08 00 02
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A "must-take" in this area

We were in this area for a short get-away in October. My husband planned to leave our car at the... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2017
Lyon, France
great experience and informative

Visited 11 August fortunatley not in the heavy rain earlier in the week. Very interesting 'ride... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2017
Chris D
Truro, United Kingdom
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the steepest funicular French Alps and the steepest railway tunnel in the world! Upon arrival, museum space, path audioguide, via ferrata, two-seater paragliding, panoramic restaurant.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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1 Chemin du Polonais | Lumbin, 38660, Grenoble, France
+33 4 76 08 00 02
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

We were in this area for a short get-away in October. My husband planned to leave our car at the parking and took the funicular up to a B&B, then took it down next day. But alas ! He did not notice that there were...More

Thank dominique_hwang
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Visited 11 August fortunatley not in the heavy rain earlier in the week. Very interesting 'ride' amazing views (probably better still if conpletley cloud free). Retains most of the original designs and materials in railway so great historical insight. Interesting and informative museumn at the...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

We visited during thunder and torrential rain. Family of 4 was approx €42. Very steep and quite dramatic climb. Probably amazing views on a clear day! Enjoyed the trip and marvelled at the engineering but too wet to fully enjoy the day we visited.

Thank RThaya
Reviewed February 5, 2017

The train is interesting and fun but very expensive - over 50 euros for a family of 4, so it would be best to spend the entire day on the plateau.

Thank lgmd2005
Reviewed December 2, 2016

I like to do it, The trip itself is nice, but not exceptional either. The best is what you find at the top: the nice village of Saint Hilaire du Touvet. The best is certainly to watch the paragliders taking off in front of amazing...More

Thank Franck G
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

It was pretty expensive to go up and down, but we decided to do it anyway - it's an amazing experience and who knows if we ever get a chance to do it again ?! Even my mom who is pretty scared of the hights...More

1  Thank Ida M
Reviewed August 13, 2016

It is quite expencive to go up and down, but it is possible to go only up and walk down, there is a nice walking path, we did take the train both ways and it was nice just expensive compared to the Bulles in Grenoble....More

Thank Valey J
Reviewed August 1, 2016

The steepest and probably the scariest funicular in Europe! It goes up at around 80% in places and ascends some 2000 feet. The views on a good day are just superb. Right across the valley and even taking in a waterfall on the way. At...More

2  Thank David F
Reviewed July 25, 2016

The cable car is a must. It's fun and like others have said, it's a great example of engineering if you're into that :) Pack a picnic, enjoy the view from the top under the shape, watch the hang gliders. The hike down is wonderful,...More

Thank Aleta T
Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you're afraid of heights, this isn't for you. The ride, though quite slow, is very steep. The view along the way and at the top is amazing. The autumn colors were beautiful!

Thank Betsy B
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