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Rent a car at Grenoble Airport for the most reliable transport option around Grenoble and the French Alps. Design your own itinerary and travel when and where you like with a quality rental car booked through Nova Car Hire.

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About Nova Car Hire at Grenoble Airport

Grenoble-Isère Airport (Aéroport de Grenoble-Isère) is situated 2.5 km north-northwest of Saint-Étienne-de-Saint-Geoirs and 40 km northwest of Grenoble, both communes in the Isère département of France. Also known as Grenoble - Saint-Geoirs Airport, this small airport is a favourite among budget carriers, with flights more frequent during the ski season. EasyJet, Ryanair, and Norwegian Airlines operate flights through and from Grenoble. 

Local ski resorts include Alpe d'Huez, Les 2 Alpes, and Chamrousse.

Refer to your Nova Car Hire booking confirmation document for details of your car hire provider and its opening hours. Car rental desks are located in the Arrivals Hall at Grenoble Airport. A member of staff will direct you to your rental car and provide you with drop-off details.

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Top 10 Ski Resorts near Grenoble Airport


  • Chamrousse
  • Villard-de-Lans
  • Chartreuse
  • Les 7 Laux
  • Le Collet d’Allevard
  • Alpe d'Huez
  • Auris-en-Oisans
  • Oz-en-Oisans
  • Villard Reculas
  • Vaujany


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Located in the heart of the scenic French Alps, Grenoble has a climate of extremes. In the summer it can get very hot, and in the winter it snows heavily. For these reasons, it makes an ideal spot for a summer holiday or a ski holiday. It’s also a good destination for an activity break, with lush landscape and mountainous regions ideal for walking and, of course, climbing. That’s not to say it’s a quiet rural town. Grenoble is a cosmopolitan city with great restaurants and, as a popular student destination, it’s equally renowned for its nightlife.

Plan for a great night out

Crossed by two rivers and surrounded on all sides by mountain ranges, wherever you are in the city, you’ll probably have a great view, so why not start your evening with an aperitif at one of the many outdoor cafes on the main square, Place Grenette, with its ancient fountain. For dinner, you’ll find authentic French food at Café de l’Europe, home to some of the best cuisine in town. The Guide Du Dahu, which you can pick up cheaply at most newsagents, will let you know everything you could possibly need to know about eating in Grenoble. Once you’ve had your fill, it’s time to party and there’s plenty of that to be had. If you like loud rock music then The London Pub will be right up your street with two levels of international music and good deals on drinks. For something more quirky,

La Barbarousse
is an old-style ‘pirate’ bar specialising in rum. When it comes to clubs, you’ve plenty of choice there too, but the two big hotspots are L’Arkange and Le Vertigo. The latter flies in big name DJs from all over Europe. Older revellers will be attracted to The Dotty Night with its focus on music from the 70s and 80s.

On the piste or seeing the sights

If you need to clear your head the next day, hit the ski slopes. You’ll have plenty of eating opportunities up here too, such as the Auberge De l’Alpette. Try their famous bilberry pie. Of course, if you’re travelling to the ski resorts, then a hire car is recommended. Alternatively, if that seems a little too much effort after your night out, there’s plenty to see around town. Museums include the Grenoble Art Museum, the Dauphinois Museum and the Old Bishop’s Palace Museum. The historical Rue de Bonne is worth seeing as the location where Napoleon entered the city in 1815 at the beginning of The Hundred Days War. Take a ride on the Grenoble-Bastille (also known as ‘the bubbles’) for spectacular views over the city and the surrounding areas. The panorama from the top is simply stunning. For foodies, on Tuesdays and Sundays, there’s an interesting farmers market at Place de Herbes. If the weather is inclement, there’s a covered market on the same days at Halle Sainte-Clair and rue Auguste Gaché.