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
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 Gaybassador 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 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
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.