Gay Grenoble Guide

Discover our local Gay Grenoble Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …

Gay Grenoble bar

Grenoble, the capital of the French Alps, enjoys a beautiful living environment, surrounded by lakes, mountains and some of the best ski resorts in the world.

It will certainly be your departure point for one of the many Gay Ski weeks organized in the surroundings, usually in March.

L’Alpe d’Huez, les Deux Alpes, Villard-de-Lans are just a few kilometers from the city,

and you can easily organize a day ski trip.

The City center is compact, and getting around is easy as most of the sights are contained in a small area.

You can easily explore walking by your own or with a friendly local to show you around.

Grenoble Univercity is pretty famous for their science and engineering departments.

Thereby, the city has a large community of students and researchers. It also has the highest concentration of high-tech industries in France just after Paris.

In terms of tourism, the city is pleasant, but it is not as rich in monuments and museums as Lyon, the regional capital of the Rhone-Alpes region.

Though you could spend a pleasant weekend there, before your ski trip.

You will first visit the Bastille, which is a massive fortification, overlooking the old city and the surrounding mountains.

Then you can explore the Museum of Grenoble, which has an extensive collection of paintings and sculptures, from Picasso to Rodin.

Another option is the Archeological Museum, which presents a Gallo-Roman necropolis and a Merovingian crypt.

Lyon, Marseille, or Nice, other French gay-friendly cities, can be reached easily in a few hours by car or by train.

Gay area in Grenoble

In terms of gay life, Grenoble has few gay bars and venues, but you can spend a nice time there.

Gay-friendly bars are concentrated in the city center, and the weekends can get pretty lively, as Grenoble is not only the capital of French Alps, but a big University city, with heaps of students coming from all over France and Europe.

Gay ski weeks in France

Since 2011, The European Snow Pride

is organized in Tignes/ Espace Killy, which is considered as one of the biggest and best ski resorts in the world for beginners to experts. It is situated at 3.450 meters. At night, you will join big parties with international DJs in the middle of an extraordinary mountain scenery.

The other option is the Gay European Ski week

organized in Les Arcs, a Gay Winter Sports and Music Festival.

Finally, Lille is strategically positioned to visit France, Switzerland or Italy as it is only a few hours trip by car or speed train to visit other fascinating and gay-friendly cities such as Paris, Marseille, Lausanne, Geneva, or even Turin or Genoa.

Gay Bars in Grenoble

Le cafe noir

La vierge noire

Gay sauna in Grenoble

Oxygene sauna

Gay Club in Grenoble

Club George V

To know a bit more about France, you can have a look as well on our Gay City guides for Nice, Paris, Versailles, Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux or Toulouse. Or even smaller cities such as Grenoble

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