This summer sees Ryanair bolster their offering from the UK with a brand-new route to Grenoble Isère airport. Offering thrice weekly flights to serve the Isère region of France, flights are scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Friday launching on July 3 to 27 October from London Stansted. This will open the Grenoble Alpes Isère region for the first summer in history direct from the UK.
The Ryanair flights will start from 12.99€ one way. www.ryanair.com
In anticipation, the airport looks forward to the increased number of holidaymakers using the gateway to travel to the cultural city of Grenoble thanks to the new flights. The city of Grenoble, just 45 minutes away offers a great city break with first-class museums, history-filled chateaus, as well as Les Bulles cable cars up to the mountains above which are an ever-present constant, waiting at the end of every street.
With French cuisine and an exciting choice of restaurants on hand, it’s time to experience the micro adventures all around. There are plenty of sporting activities on hand in the area with cycling, hiking and everything in the water from swimming in the pools to canyoning in the hills.
Head to the 37th edition of the Jazz festival in Vienne set in the magnificent Ancient Theater with live performances from Jamie Cullum to MC Solaar – 29 June – 13 July Jazz a Vienne
In July, there is a superb weekend of jazz music at “Le Grand Son en Chartreuse” music festival from the 18 – 22 July to catch some chilled vibes.
Home to one of the biggest classical music symphonic music festivals in France – Festival Berlioz 18 August to 3 September. This yearly summer festival takes place at La Côte Saint-André, birthplace of the great Romantic genius Hector Berlioz with the theme “So British”. The concerts are also held in the surrounding area, mostly in churches or other smaller venues showcasing various repertoires: recitals, chamber music, contemporary creations etc. During two weeks, La Côte-Saint-André vibrates to the beat of street performances, lectures, exhibitions, workshops and other festivities.
This new route will appeal to those travelling on business to the region or those looking at a summer or autumn holiday or just a weekend away for a relaxing stay with many summer activities on offer.
Bassma Jarbouai, Director, for Grenoble Alpes Isère airport, says: “ The announcement by Ryanair is fantastic news for us and for the passengers from across the east of England and London. This is making Grenoble a destination for summer and autumn holidays as well as for business as commerce in the region grows. Ryanair is an important and valued partner for us at Grenoble Alpes Isère Airport and we’re delighted to support the airline’s exciting expansion plans for the summer.
Services at Grenoble Airport
Everyone travelling through the airport will be able to jump on a shuttle bus connecting the flights and Grenoble main Bus station taking just 45 minutes. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi as passengers wait for their flight. Signage has been improved to help passengers navigate through the airport to enjoy our fantastic shops and restaurants. Finally, being a small airport the boarding area allows access to the airside lounge from 90 minutes before their flight so they can wait in comfort.”
Easily accessible in under 90 minutes from Grenoble Alpes Isère airport, the beautiful alpine resorts of Alpe d’Huez and Les Deux Alpes are the perfect destinations for a cycling and hiking holiday. Etched into the roads around Alpe d’Huez Grand Domain are the names of famous road racers from years gone by to present day heroes. Road cycling is in the fabric of Alpe d’Huez and each year more events and more people come to experience it for themselves. Other close by destinations include Vaujanay, Vercors, Chartreuse home of the delicious liquor and Chamrousse. The Vercors is a hidden gem of a mountain range- less tall than the Alps but no less spectacular! The limestone range features distinctive plateaux and gorges, picturesque and lesser-known villages such as Villard de Lans-Corrençon and Autrans-Méaudre , as well as some of the most dramatic cave networks in France. The Via Vercors is a dedicated cycle path linking the villages, and an ideal network to cruise gently between them on an E-bike. The caves and gorges make the Vercors superb caving territory.