Grenoble by Kim Leuenberger

Recently, I went to visit Grenoble for the first time. As I grew up in close-by Switzerland, Grenoble has always been one of those places I had known of, but had never taken the time to visit. It was about time to rectify that!

I had heard that Grenoble had a pretty vibrant street art scene, with some worldwide renowned street artists, such as c215, Sainer and Goin, having created some art on the streets of the city.
For the past 4 years during the summer, a street art festival takes place in the heart of the city, where artists create monumental frescos and transform old ugly buildings into pieces of art.

I visited the city just as the Street Art festival had finished, and went from one end to the other of the city, admiring all the frescos created by the artists. The scale of them was something you don’t get to see in many other places!

I visited the city just as the Street Art festival had finished, and went from one end to the other of the city, admiring all the frescos created by the artists. The scale of them was something you don’t get to see in many other places!

One festival I had the chance to experience during my stay in Grenoble was the awesome Cabaret Frappé, Grenoble free Summer festival. The City Garden gets transformed into a true gig scene during a whole week in the middle of July, for everyone to enjoy.

Probably my favourite part of the trip, La Bastille is the one place to go to get the most fantastic views over the city. We took the ‘bubbles’ right to the top and conquered one of these many mountains that surround the city. Up there we had dinner and had the best view over the whole of Grenoble for sunset!

Probably my favourite part of the trip, La Bastille is the one place to go to get the most fantastic views over the city. We took the ‘bubbles’ right to the top and conquered one of these many mountains that surround the city. Up there we had dinner and had the best view over the whole of Grenoble for sunset!

If like me, you love castles and cute villages, then Vizille is the place to not miss when you visit Grenoble. Vizille Castle has recently been transformed into a museum dedicated to the French Revolution, and the grounds surrounding it are just gorgeous. It’s a place full of wonders, and it’s completely free to access and visit too!

If you like the décor of your restaurant just as much as the taste of your food, then Rue St-Hugues and Rue Bayard are full with vibrant and trendy cafés and restaurants.
That’s the area to go to to choose your next meal. I couldn’t stop taking photos of the restaurants, they all had a different cute French vibe to them.