Discover the French Alps’ capital
Grenoble is a nature-lover's paradise. Whether you pack your salopettes for ski season or your walking boots for the summer, snow-capped mountains, wildflower-fringed hiking paths and Alpine cycling routes are just a stone’s throw away. Even better, when you’ve had enough of the great outdoors, there’s plenty to explore within the city’s paved streets.
Fly to Grenoble with British Airways and set up base for your exhilarating mountain retreat. There are several big ski resorts within driving distance of the city, but don’t spend your entire break on the slopes. Instead, learn about the 2,000 years of history that have shaped Grenoble, including a visit from Napoleon, a surge in scientific research and hosting the Winter Olympics. This part of France is also a gastronomical big hitter, with a line-up of restaurants offering everything from traditional French cuisine to food from across the globe. Book your flight to Grenoble now.
A flight from London to Grenoble takes approximately an hour and 40 minutes.
Grenoble attracts lots of visitors when the weather is most suitable for outdoor activities – during ski season in January and February, plus the summer months. Look for flights outside of this time to see if you can save.
Grenoble’s incredible scenery means it’s excellent to visit at any time of year, but particularly during winter and summer. In the colder months you’re on the doorstep of several famous ski resorts, including Alpe d’Huez and Les Deux Alpes. Meanwhile, trips during the summer give you access to idyllic mountain hiking paths and bright blue lakes.
Whether you’re splashing out or saving your euros, it’s possible to have a great time in Grenoble. The city has a large student population, so you can find both luxury accommodation and budget hostels for your stay. A large number of Grenoble’s attractions, like the Dauphinios Museum and the Grenoble Museum of Art are also free to visit, so you've got plenty of opportunities to soaking up the region’s cultural credentials.
You can take a shuttle bus or taxi from Grenoble Airport to the city, which takes between 30 to 45 minutes.
If you want to hire a car with British Airways, you can see Grenoble at you own pace and explore the French Alps. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.
If you’re searching for a destination to keep everyone in your party happy, you can’t go wrong with Grenoble. Catch an evening show at one of the city’s performance halls, spend an afternoon picnicking on a mountainside or take the cable car up to the Bastille, an old fortress used to protect the city. You’re spoilt for choice in this idyllic spot.