How do I find a campground near Grenoble?
Capital of the Alps and the Dauphiné, university and scientific centre, city of art and culture... Grenoble has all the assets! Its old town, dotted with lively squares, private mansions and picturesque shopping streets lined with old houses; its countless museums housing rich collections; its parks and gardens ideal for relaxation, such as Paul Mistral Park, the Botanical Garden and the Île Verte Park; and its remarkable panoramic view of the surrounding mountains from the Bastille fort, are all attractions to discover.
In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
What to visit in Grenoble?
Grenoble, a city in southeastern France, is the largest city in the Alps and has a population of just over 160,000. It already existed in Gallo-Roman times, and it is built at the confluence of the Isère and Drac rivers. Dominated by an ancient fortress, the Bastille, at an altitude of 475 metres, the old town is marked by its old layout, with narrow streets, but it has expanded considerably over the centuries: it remains nevertheless one of the densest cities in France.
Grenoble has many historical monuments, and the old town is worth a visit, with its Place Grenette in the centre, now lined with cafés and restaurants, Grande Rue, an old Roman road, Place Saint-André decorated with the statue of the knight Bayard, Place aux Herbes and its market, and the private mansions scattered around. Also worth seeing are the Stendhal high school and its solar clock, the Saint-Laurent footbridge suspended above the Isère, the Place de Verdun and its beautiful buildings such as the former museum-library. The 20th century has also left its mark, and the best example is the cable car that goes up to the Bastille, but also the Paul Mistral park with the Perret tower and the helical garage.
Also note the large number of green spaces that aerate the city, the oldest of which is the Jardin de Ville, the former park of the Duke of Lesdiguières' castle, and the fountains that dot the streets and squares, some of which are remarkable!
When to go to Grenoble?
The city of Grenoble, like Lyon, is located in the Rhône-Alpes region. However, its climatic conditions are rather similar to those of Annecy. It is characterized by a semi-continental climate with oceanic and Mediterranean influences. Winter temperatures can be below freezing and rarely exceed 5°C, while summer temperatures change from mild to warm during the same day. Grenoble's climate is characterized by the presence of precipitation and sunshine, but above all, by its relatively high temperature variations during the summer as well as significant variations in temperatures over the seasons. All in all, choosing the right time to visit Grenoble depends on your sensitivity to cold and heat!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!