Affordable one-way flights to Grenoble
Grenoble is a city in the south east of France which sits right at the foot of the Alps, making it the perfect gateway to the slopes for skiers. Just a short flight to Grenoble from the UK will place you less than an hour away from many excellent ski resorts – ideal for short ski breaks where time is precious.
Chamrousse is a popular choice at just 30km away from the city centre, with runs to suit all abilities and an extensive snowboard park. You'll enjoy amazing views from this resort, as well as a beautiful forest setting and an après ski scene that won't break the bank.
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Just over an hour from Grenoble you'll find the popular resort of Les Deux Alpes, which offers year-round glacier skiing at a budget-friendly price. There's plenty to do indoors as well as outa and children are well catered for with their very own sledging and tobogganing areas. Shorter transfers mean more time on the slopes, and those with restless kids will definitely appreciate the low fuss factor.
Culture vultures will find museums galore in the city centre, and for those who fancy a hike, the surrounding Vercors Regional Natural Park is an area of stunning natural beauty. Whether you're simply passing through Grenoble on your way to a ski resort, or you want to spend some time enjoying the city, cheap flights from Thomascook Airlines will get you there.
Top 5 things to do in Grenoble
The number one activity on a ski holiday is of course skiing! Choose from the varied ski resorts near Grenoble, like the Les Deux Alpes for exhilarating 3600m pistes, or the cheap and cheerful Villard de Lans, which at around €30 a day for an adult ski pass, is a fraction of the usual cost.
For the best views over Grenoble, grab your camera and hike or take the cable car up to Bastille, a magnificent fortress overlooking the city. Just be sure to check your head for heights first, this impressive fort is 476 m above sea level!
Non-skiers should head to Chamrousse for ice skating, paragliding, ice diving, dog sledding and snowshoe walking all offered as alternative snow activities, as well as a swimming pool and a cinema for those who want to escape the cold weather.
Vercors Natural Park
Hike into the beautiful Vercors Regional Natural Park and indulge in some refreshing mountain air and the sweet smell of pine. The park is home to a vast network of caves and sees a great many spelunkers as well as hikers and skiers, though the park is so huge you’ll be the only soul for miles.
Les Deux Alpes
Take the kids for a day out at Les Deux Alpes where there’s bowling, a cinema and a swimming pool to enjoy. Outside there are kids’ sledging and tobogganing areas, and there are even a few day spas if you can sneak off for a much-needed massage while the kids get tired out.
10 facts about Grenoble
Grenoble is known as the Capital of the Alps for its location at the very foot of the snowy Alps, making it the perfect ski location.
The Bastille is the name of both the fortress and hill which top Grenoble’s list of most popular attractions, over 600,000 people visit per year.
Grenoble is not only great for skiing and hiking, it’s also famous for its cycling routes. The Tour De France passes through the city every year.
During World War II, Vercors Regional Natural Park was used as a hiding place for the French Resistance. There are around 300 memorial monuments there.
The Museum of Grenoble is home to art from almost every era including works by famous painters such as Kandinsky, Picasso, Monet and Andy Warhol.
The cold season and the best time to ski in Grenoble is from November to March. Summer is equally lovely but there may be fewer slopes to ski.
The Palace of the Parliament of Dauphiné was built in the early 16th century and features some beautiful Renaissance architecture.
The Archaeological museum of Saint-Laurent contains collections of 3rd century artefacts discovered on the site.
Recently the Prophetess of Antinoe, a 6th century Egyptian mummy was returned to the Museum of Grenoble. It is now a very popular exhibit.
Grenoble’s festivals include the Jazz Festival in March, and the Cabaret Frappé music festival and Open Air Short Film Festival in July.