L'Amperage is synonymous with the entertainment scene in Grenoble and it manages to attract world-famous music producers, singers, and songwriters. The logistics set up is exemplary, to say the least, and the management goes to great lengths to ensure that every musician performing, is given the best sound and light set up. Slam sessions, outrageous theme parties and firework display nights are some of the events which take place in addition to concerts.
La Chaufferie is an event venue in Grenoble which offers some of the best entertainment options around. Old school block parties, free style dance competitions where dancers get to improvise, hip hop electro DJ events, Bollywood nights and cabaret shows are some events which take place regularly. Check out the website for a detailed schedule of all upcoming events.
Le Ciel is a popular entertainment space, conveniently situated in the quaint city center of Grenoble. Managed by Regie 2C, the focus here is on discovering and promoting mainly international pop-rock artists. Stars like Regina Spektor, Cat Power and Shivaree have all played at Le Ciel before making it big internationally. Local and global musicians can also avail of the in house recording studios too. Check the website for details on upcoming events.
Located in the old part of the city, Musée de l'ancien Evêché Baptistère is full of history as it traces the influence of Christianity and the rise of bishops in the Isere region. There are also remnants and artifacts from prehistoric ages, the Gallo Roman Period, Age of Metals and the Middle Ages. Contemporary and classical art finds a place here as part of the permanent exhibits on display. The museum is tourist friendly as audio tour guides are also available in English. Free entry for all.
The Bibliothèque Alliance is Grenoble's most well stocked library which rents out books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs and newspapers. Students and researches find the facilities here superlative as internet surfing is also offered. Monthly story telling sessions as well as reading clubs for teenagers, are some of the initiatives undertaken to involve the community and bring people together.
Basilique du Sacre Coeur is a quaint church built in the 20th century. Decked up with an inviting interior decor, marvelous stone sculptures and beautiful paintings by well-known religious painter Mary Israel, the church is a sight to cherish. Besides its architectural brilliance, the Basilique du Sacre Coeur is also visited for its regular prayers and choral music concerts.
A central square of the city is a common meeting point for the locals. There are buses and trams passing through this route. People generally relax on the side benches admiring the life at this square. It is a lively spot where a number of events also take place and during Christmas the square is illuminated with a festive market. On a regular basis, one can choose to relax at a variety of restaurants and cafes at this square.