Nature and activities
The South Eastern French départment (county) of Isère in the heart of the Alps is renowned in winter for its ski resorts, such as Les 2 Alpes and l’Alpe d’Huez. Come summer it turns into a huge playground with an endless array of things to see and do in its wide variety of scenery: plains, mountains, valleys, lakes, mountain resorts and nature parks.
The county of Isère has three natural parks – Vercors, Chartreuse and Ecrins – where nature-lovers will be delighted to explore the multitude of lakes, rolling mountains, and endless plains by bike or e-bike, trail running and hiking, or by canyoning and caving. For those who prefer to be pampered, the spas of Allevard-les-Bains and Uriage-les-Bains offer relaxing and healthy stays, providing a real wellness break to recharge one’s batteries.
Heritage and gastronomy
History fans and culture vultures will love the open-air music festivals, and the historical treasures in Grenoble and Vienne (both listed as "towns of art and history), and other classic regional villages.
Grenoble is astonishing for its rich heritage and cultural offerings, whilst also being a young and dynamic city of innovation. Located at the foot of three mountain ranges – Vercors, Chartreuse and Belledonne - Grenoble benefits from a unique and privileged setting between breath-taking mountain scenery and multi-facetted city life.
Just a few miles away, Vienne and its surroundings are major historical landmaks dating back over 2000 years, whilst also being the International capital of Jazz thanks to the “Jazz in Vienne” festival, the birthplace of modern gastronomy launched by Fernand Point, a gateway to Rhone-valley wines (Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu wines) and just a step from the Pilat Natural Regional Park.
Gaze in wonder at the countless châteaux, take time for contemplation in religious havens such as the Grande Chartreuse Monastery, the majestic Abbey in St Antoine l’Abbaye and the Notre-Dame-de-la Salette Sanctuary… Encounter new culinary experiences in one of the 7 Michelin-starred restaurants in the départment or unearth local products and sample local produce such as Grenoble walnuts, Ravioles, St Marcellin and Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage blue cheeses.
Whether one prefers escaping into the depths of nature or strolling through the city, keeping active with a variety of sports or taking the time to relax, brushing up on local history or being entertained with live music, visiting Isère in summer is the opportunity to satisfy all holiday desires. Summer in Isère is the promise of an unforgettable, rejuvenating experience with wonderful surprises every day.
What to do in Grenoble?
The city of Grenoble in southeast France is surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the French Alps. The city offers an array of unique historical sites as well as exciting outdoor opportunities including winter skiing, hiking and climbing. Book your flights to Grenoble with Ryanair – Europe’s favourite airline!
Experience the best of Grenoble
Unique sights of Grenoble
As well as its heritage and natural beauty, Grenoble is also a thriving modern city offering great opportunities for couples and families. Stroll through the food markets of Les Halles Sainte-Claire or enjoy a spot of shopping at the popular Grand Place. Fly to Grenoble with Ryanair today and enjoy the lowest fares in Europe from an airline that is “Always Getting Better”.