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Grenoble is surrounded by mountains and is known as the capital of the French Alps. It's a year round destination for sporting types, with cycling, walking and climbing on offer in the summer and plenty of skiing available in the winter.
A great museum dedicated to understanding life, earth and the science of the universe. It houses the largest collection of animals, plants and minerals in France. You'll find the museum within the Botanical Gardens on the edge of the city.
The Crystal Symphonie Room showcases a wealth of minerals from all over the world. The Atlas Room is one for the kids as there are a variety of interactive displays. Model animals are on display here, from the temperate forest and the African savannah. The Birth of the Alps room illustrates what the Alps may have been like before our time.
Don't leave without a stroll around the Botanical Gardens themselves.
If you enjoy browsing for antiques and crafts, you'll want to visit the Antique Dealers Quarter of Grenoble. Home to more than 50 antiques shops, galleries and workshops, you may find a hidden treasure to bring home with you.
Grenoble's most visited museum, the Museum of Grenoble is renowned for its works of modern and contemporary art and has one of the largest collections in Europe. Founded in the 18th century, the museum is now housed in a modern glass and steel building, located on the left bank of the Isere River. Amongst the works on display are several by Picasso and Matisse as well as a Miro, Monet, Renoir and even Andy Warhol.
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