Located at the foot of the Alps, the city of Grenoble in south eastern France is one of most popular visitor destinations in Europe. The gateway to the Alps and its fantastic ski resorts, Grenoble offers visitors quick and easy access to world-class skiing. With cheap flights available from Monarch, you too can enjoy this fantastic destination, all year round.
Why choose Grenoble?
Contrary to expectation, Grenoble is much more than a place to pass through on your way to a ski resort. Like many French cities, Grenoble is a historic place, a site of rich culture reflecting its Alpine heritage. During the summer, there are many cultural festivals to explore, and fine cuisine to sample. The Alps themselves are also ideal for hiking, mountain biking and a host of other summer activities, as ski resorts keep some of their chair lifts in use after the snow melts to take visitors up to green pastures.
Close to the Alps
Undoubtedly, Grenoble’s true strength lies in its proximity to the Alps, making it the perfect destination to access the slopes for skiing holidays this year. Twenty large and small ski resorts surround the city, and the world class ski resorts of Alpe d'Huez, Les Deux Alpes, Courchevel, Megève and La Grave are all less than 90 minutes away by car. If you fly into Grenoble and then drive a little further into the Alps, the resorts of Méribel, Les Gets, Morzine and Les Houches are still under two hours away. This makes Grenoble the perfect place for both short skiing weekends, as well as longer holidays.