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Discover Grenoble and its region during a weekend or a stay at the Château de la Commanderie

Whether for a day, a weekend, or a week, you will be seduced by Grenoble and its surroundings

Walks in the woods from the castle, or in the mountains within an hour by car.
Lakes within an hour to enjoy nautical activities (swimming, water skiing, boat trips, wind-surfing, kyte surfing, canyoning ...)
Major tourist and cultural sites (Castles, museums, monasteries, natural park, etc.)
And, of course, multiple sports activities (cycling, mountain biking, climbing, hiking, via ferrata, skiing, horse riding, caving, paragliding, bowling, karting, canyoning, ...)

Also discover the exhibitions, shows and events in progress in Grenoble
Walks from the castle or less than an hour's drive

Many walks are available nearby

On foot from the castle
Bresson woods : 2 hours walk that takes you to the Golf of Bresson through the woods. a breath of fresh air easily accessible, even with children..

By bike
You can rent bicycles from the city nearby and visit Grenoble, the flattest cycling city in France. 
Numerous cycle paths have been set up to cycle safely, in town or on the banks of the Isère river.

If you are an experienced cyclist, you can face the legendary Alpes d'Huez or Lautaret or Galibier roads 

By car
Château de Vizille (à 15 minutes) : Combine history and walk enjoying its
-  100-hectare park with many animals in the wild (deer, swans, mallards, martin sinner ...) and
- the French Revolution Museum (free) in the castle.
Discover the history of Grenoble and Vizille who were at the origin of the meeting of the States General of May 5, 1789 in Versailles. Starting point of the French Revolution.

The cascade of Oursière (20 minutes) : Count 1 to 2 hours to hike. Magnificent cascade with a relatively easy access, shady (in the woods) and relatively gradual. In Uriage, turn left to take the road to Chamrousse (by St. Martin Uriage). Pass the cottage Seiglières then locate on the left of the road, at 1100 m, slightly downhill a track with an information panel. Park. The path is easy to follow to the waterfall. The bravest can even go on to the Roberts Lakes

You can also visit the following websites for more walks

You can also visit the following websites for more walks

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Several lakes within a 30-minute drive

Lakes accessible by car

Laffrey lake  (20 minutes away): Very beautiful lake, with various water activities: pedal boats, sailboats, (no motor boats), therefore only the sound of water, birds and crickets in summer. Nice picnic area. Historic site with the "meeting fiel"  where Napoleon turned the King's army in his favor. Signs explain the whole 

Monteynard lake (30 minutes away): Windsurfing and kite surfing paradise. One of the windiest lakes in France. You can also take dizzying footbridges that cross the lake from one bank to the other. Very nice walk.  Many water sports (water skiing, wake boarding, canoeing etc.) 

Achard lake (35 minutes): here is a great goal for a walk. Mountain lake located in a very beautiful landscape, easy to reach, either by using the Chamrousse cable car (then it is only the descent), or from Chamrousse-Roche-Béranger. The difference in level is only 170 m. Very nice approach walk with blueberries, raspberries at the end of summer, forests, streams, marmots, and even chamois (with luck). Very nice picnic spots. Plan a good half day with children.

If you want more:
Discover all the charm of our region less than an hour from Grenoble


Grenoble and its region are not lacking in tourist attractions.

Whether it is the old town with its free museums and cable car, its castles or remarkable sites in the surrounding area, you can spend very pleasant moments during a weekend in Grenoble, or a longer stay in Isère.

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Cultural must
A selection of the essential places to see in Grenoble 

Cultural must

Old Grenoble city deserves at least a day's visit during a weekend:

- Remains of the Roman wall,
- Many old mansions,
- Old neighborhoods  of Grenoble,
- House of Stendhal (the famous writer of "le rouge et le noir"
- Former home of the Duke of Lesdiguières,
- Bastille cable car,
- Church of Saint André from 1228,
- Former palace of the parliament (1453),
- one of the oldest café inFrance :Café de la Table Ronde  (since 1739), etc ...

You will find more information on the Grenoble Tourist Office website.
Don't miss their guided tours. They are fascinating (even for natives of Grenoble)

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Grenoble specialties to taste or take away as a souvenir.


If you go to Grenoble, you must taste at least some of its specialties.

"denomination of controlles of origin"  since 1938, the Grenoble walnut comes in all kinds of uses (pastries, candies, wine, kernels, savory as an aperitif, in mustard). Excellent for health. For more information :

The chartreuse :
Liqueur made on the basis of an original recipe (130 plants from the Chartreuse woods ) and kept secret by the Chatreux monks since 1605. You can taste it at the hotel bar, but you can also visit the museum of the Grande Chartreuse (where a few monks still live), as well as the distillery. For more information:

Cheese :
Bleu du Vercors Sassenage Blue with a mild flavor, its paste is soft but not creamy like other parsley pasta. Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage is currently the only cheese made from a mixture of heated milk from the previous day and raw, hot milk from the morning milking. You will of course find it on the cheese board of our restaurant.

Mandrin beer:
Named after a famous Dauphinois bandit and smuggler, these  beers are brewed in Grenoble. 100% natural and brewed with Alpine water, they light up the good products of the Dauphinée area : walnuts, fir, hemp, plants from the Chartreuse massif, honey… You will also find them at the hotel bar.

La Commanderie: a "base camp" for many sports activities in the area.



Ideally located, the Château de la Commanderie will allow you to easily reach ski resorts, cycle roads, hiking circuits, etc.

Located near the main ski resorts, between 40 minutes and 1 hour, (Chamrousse - Alpes d'Huez - Villard de Lans) you can stop off before going up to your resort, or discover these different resorts while being based in Grenoble

Starting point for many itineraries (Alpes d'Huez, Cols des Alpes, Vercors, Chartreuse) you can enjoy riding the day in the footsteps of the Tour de France, and come back to enjoy your end of the day at the swimming pool or at the SPA If your partner is not accompanying you on the road, he or she can take advantage of the park, the SPA facilities or even visit Grenoble.  Electric or classic bike rental possible.

And of course, many other possible activities (climbing, caving, via ferrata, canyoning, horse riding, etc.)

Our selection of places 

Our selection of sports

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