This picturesque town is located at the foot of the French Alps in a valley which means it benefits from beautiful views at every turn.
Why hire a car at Grenoble Airport?
Transport links from the airport into Grenoble itself are pretty good, but like most tourists visiting this beautiful region of France, it’s unlikely that you’ll want to stay here when there’s so many places and sights to see - hiring a car from Grenoble Airport is the most cost-effective and enjoyable way of doing that.
That all-important first mile:
driving out of Grenoble Airport
Apart from the fact that you’ll need to stay on the right-hand side of the road, the driving rules are the same - stay sober, wear a seatbelt, ignore the mobile phone and keep your eyes on the road, those mountains aren’t going anywhere, you can admire them when you pull over.
All of the Grenoble Airport car hire pick-up points are located just outside the main terminal building.
It’s always nice to return from a holiday with something that was locally produced. In Grenoble, that item is walnuts. Take some home to add to your salads, pies, bread, desserts or to have with a lump of some fine French cheese as the locals do.
There is a cash machine in the terminal building
There’s a bar and restaurant at the airport which serves up simple snacks and meals for the hungry traveller.
One thing that France does incredibly well is cheese and if you like it, you need to call into La Fondue for dinner. Tucked away on the Rue Brocherie is this cosy restaurant which serves all things cheesy. Book ahead if you can to avoid disappointment.
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Located in a valley that is bordered by snow-capped mountains, Grenoble makes for a spectacular place to visit or stay in. Wander around the Ste-Claire Market, sip hot chocolate in one of the cosy cafés, explore the museums or simply pass the hours trying to decide which view makes the best photograph.
As one of the oldest ski resorts in France, the operators of Chamonix have been supporting and entertaining tourists for a long time, so know exactly how to make sure you have a great time and not just on skis. With just about every snow and ice bound sport or activity catered for, excellent shopping and cosy bars and restaurants, it’s easy to see why holidaymakers make return trips here.
Hill-walkers and climbers will appreciate the varied difficulty that each of the possible routes pose in this national park. One of the most scenic spots of the Alps, this park has glaciers, forests, meadows and villages to explore. Take your camera, and fill the boot of your hire car with blankets, a thermos and a picnic.