A surprising fact about the city of Grenoble is that it is one of the flattest cities in France even though it is surrounded by mountains. Take the chance to experience the city from a different angle, rent a bike to travel around the city just like a local. If you want to have the best view of Grenoble, take either the funicular or walk up to the Fort de la Bastille. This 19th-century military fort is still open for visitors to walk around, but many people go up for picnics or stargazing. A roundtrip on the funicular with a student ID will cost 5.90€ while walking up is free. Close to the entrance of the funicular is the Jardin de Ville, here you will find people of all ages lounging and enjoying each other’s company when the weather is nice. If you are a castle and history lover, taking a short trip outside of the city to Castle of Vizille is something you should add to the lists of things to do. The castle and its surrounding grounds seem to take on a different personality with every season. Inside of the castle is home to The Museum of the French Revolution providing guests with an easy-to-follow background of the Revolution along with art pieces from the era. Entrance to the castle, grounds, and museum are all free of charge. No trip to a new city is complete without trying their gastronomic specialties. While in Grenoble be sure to try the cheese-heavy dish of raclette as well as the green liquor of Chartreuse. You will find Chartreuse in near to everything from cocktails to candies. Any bar or restaurant you walk into in Grenoble will have Chartreuse on their shelves.