Self catering holidays
At the Alpe d'Huez Sports and Conference centre, visitors have the opportunity to discover a wide range of sports activities. On the programme: mini-golf, jorkyball, climbing, gym, cardio and weight training, badminton, basketball.
You can also enjoy various water activities such as aquabike, aqua aerobics, aqua-finning, and swimming with flippers.
A fairly recent building (it was built at the end of the 1960s), the Eglise Notre-Dame des Neiges is renowned for its architecture. This tent-shaped building was constructed using simple materials (concrete, copper, wood and glass).
Inside, visitors discover an organ unlike any other, in the shape of a hand, located in the centre of skylights, and facing the congregation. Visitors can also admire the 13 stained glass windows created by Arcabas, depicting scenes from the Gospel according to Saint Mark.
It was in the château de Vizille that the touchpapers of the French Revolution were lit, on the 21 July 1788, the day of the assembly of the Three orders of the Dauphiné. It was therefore natural that the château should house a museum dedicated to this troubled, crucial and decisive period in French history.
One hundred hectares of gardens are criss-crossed by canals all around the château. This garden is officially labelled a "remarkable garden". Walkers can observe a floral fireworks display, an explosion of colour and scent, particularly in the rose garden.
The flora is accompanied by fauna, as there is an animal park where magnificent deer and birds live, the ancestors of which were hunted by the Duke of Lesdiguières.
Once situated inside a very beautiful building on the 19th century Place Verdun , the Musée de Grenoble , located today in the heart of the city, is an inspirational example of contemporary museum architecture.
But it is the collections, especially rich in 20th century art , which make it one of the leading museums in France .
Around the outside of the museum is a collection of rare sculptures which are open daily to the public. Inaugurated in 1988 , this sculpture park just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Within the museum, temporary exhibitions are organised each year.
Take a seat in a carriage dating from the 1930s and discover the landscapes of the Isère is a leisurely fashion. Starting from Saint-Georges-de-Commiers and ending up in La Mure, the train takes you on a journey of 30 kilometres between the Vercors and the Oisans. The route was created between 1882 and 1886. Since then, it has been a favourite among tourists. You will even see the Mont Aiguille and the Pierre Percee. Bridges, aqueducts and tunnels punctuate the journey and you will see some truly exceptional views along the way.