And then at the Bastille, you can hear the cicadas and crickets in great numbers, the song of the melodious locust and the duettist, recognize the shrill sound of the large green grasshopper and follow a multitude of butterflies, in particular Zygène Gobert which is only located at Mont Rachais at 1046 m above the Bastille. And you can also go to the discovery of birds including the peregrine falcon or smaller species such as the newt in the ditch pond. Finally, come and meet the herd of goats and sheep which discreetly survey certain meadows and ditches of the Bastille. In the presence of the shepherds, you will be able to approach them closely!
Many cultural and sporting activities are also offered throughout the year. Head to the Musée des Troupes de Montagne de Grenoble, which traces the adventure of mountain soldiers from the creation of this corps in 1988 to the present day. 200 meters higher, on Mount Jalla and easily accessible by a footpath, you can continue this visit by the Memorial of these soldiers who fell on the battlefield. A site combining both sobriety and flight.
As for temporary exhibitions, the Bastille Art Center (CAB) will welcome you within the fortifications to discover contemporary French and international artists, but also to regular small and cosy concerts.
For the more intrepid, the via ferrata follows a route that climbs along the rocky buttresses to exit on the ramparts of the Bastille (Safety equipment required). Without forgetting the Acrobastille which offers the youngest (from 4 years old) aerial and acrobatic courses in ditches and fortifications. Sporting routes to which can be added marked hiking trails and a multitude of events: orienteering, treasure hunts, treasure hunts, hiking and cycling races.
At any time, you can eat at La Salle des Gardes to eat a homemade snack or enjoy the 230 m² panoramic terrace of the O2 brasserie, which will offer you refined cuisine for small and large tables. For lovers of gastronomy and local produce, the team at Chez le Pèr’Gras will introduce you to tasting the famous gratin dauphinois and other legendary dishes that have made the reputation of this restaurant, which has been open for 124 years. There, at the top of the Bastille!