Hiring a car from Grenoble airport
Why hire a car at Grenoble Airport?
That all-important first mile: driving out of Grenoble Airport
Grenoble airport Q&A
Where are the car hire desks?
All of the Grenoble Airport car hire pick-up points are located just outside the main terminal building.
What should I buy at duty free?
It’s always nice to return from a holiday with something that was locally produced. In Grenoble, that item is walnuts. Take some home to add to your salads, pies, bread, desserts or to have with a lump of some fine French cheese as the locals do.
Are there any cashpoints?
There is a cash machine in the terminal building
Where's the best place to eat?
There’s a bar and restaurant at the airport which serves up simple snacks and meals for the hungry traveller.
The secret tip
One thing that France does incredibly well is cheese and if you like it, you need to call into La Fondue for dinner. Tucked away on the Rue Brocherie is this cosy restaurant which serves all things cheesy. Book ahead if you can to avoid disappointment.
Grenoble airport the gateway to...
Distance: 28 miles
Located in a valley that is bordered by snow-capped mountains, Grenoble makes for a spectacular place to visit or stay in. Wander around the Ste-Claire Market, sip hot chocolate in one of the cosy cafés, explore the museums or simply pass the hours trying to decide which view makes the best photograph.
Distance: 97 miles
As one of the oldest ski resorts in France, the operators of Chamonix have been supporting and entertaining tourists for a long time, so know exactly how to make sure you have a great time and not just on skis. With just about every snow and ice bound sport or activity catered for, excellent shopping and cosy bars and restaurants, it’s easy to see why holidaymakers make return trips here.
Écrins National Park
Distance: 60 miles
Hill-walkers and climbers will appreciate the varied difficulty that each of the possible routes pose in this national park. One of the most scenic spots of the Alps, this park has glaciers, forests, meadows and villages to explore. Take your camera, and fill the boot of your hire car with blankets, a thermos and a picnic.